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3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Turn on some Christmas music, get the kids, and have fun decorating and making these cute 3D Christmas Tree Cookies. Trees aren’t perfect and these don’t have to be either.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

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3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Stop striving for perfection this holiday season. Instead, focus on enjoying this lovely season. At the end of the day, it won’t matter to your children, spouse, siblings, or grandkids how perfectly you wrapped their gifts.

What matters is that you chose something meaningful like making these 3D Christmas Tree Cookies as a family. Each person can have a job, whether it’s rolling out the dough, cutting out the stars, making the frosting, stacking the cookies, or adding the finishing touches.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Turn on some Christmas music, get the kids, and have fun decorating the cookies and the house. Then pile everyone in the car with some hot chocolate and go look for Christmas lights.

Don’t spend hours upon hours getting the tree decorated just right if it stresses you out. If you’re enjoying it, by all means go for it, but don’t force yourself to create a picture perfect holiday home.

Makes 12 cookies

3D Christmas Tree Cookies Ingredients

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Vanilla frosting ingredients

How to Make Christmas Tree Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined.

Once all the flour has been combined with the wet ingredients, sprinkle some flour onto a cutting board and knead with your hands till everything is combined.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Sprinkle flour onto the cutting board and roll out the dough to 2 inches thick. Use the cookie cutters and cut your shapes.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Place onto a wire rack to cool.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Frosting and Decorating Directions

In a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat on medium speed until smooth stiff peaks form.

Add 3 drops of the food coloring and mix until combined. Scoop frosting into piping bag.

Take your large star cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of the cookie. Then take your medium cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of the cookie.

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Place your medium cookie onto the top of the large cookie to create the bottom half of the tree. Take your small cookie and pipe the frosting like you would onto a cupcake.

Place small cookie onto the medium cookie. In the middle of the top cookie place a star sprinkle. Randomly place two holly leaf sprinkles together and 3 red mini pearl sprinkles to create your holly.

Let cookies set for 30 minutes for frosting to set before enjoying!

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Yield: 12

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

christmas tree cookie stack

Turn on some Christmas music, get the kids, and have fun decorating and making these cute 3D Christmas Tree Cookies as well as your tree.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Sticks Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter 
  • 3 star cookie cutters 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small
  • cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper

Vanilla frosting ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 1/4 C powder sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Piping bag fitted with medium star tip
  • Leaf green gel food coloring 
  • Yellow star sprinkles 
  • Wilton Holly Melody Christmas Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.
  4. Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  5. Once all the flour has been combined with the wet ingredients, sprinkle some flour onto a cutting board and knead with your hands till everything is combined.
  6. Sprinkle flour onto the cutting board and roll out the dough to 2 inches thick.
  7. Use the cookie cutters and cut your shapes.
  8. Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  9. Place onto a wire rack to cool.

Frosting and Decorating Directions

  1. In a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat on medium speed until smooth stiff peaks form.
  2. Add 3 drops of the food coloring and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop frosting into piping bag.
  4. Take your large star cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of the cookie.
  5. Take your medium cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of the cookie.
  6. Place your medium cookie onto the top of the large cookie to create the bottom half of the tree.
  7. Take your small cookie and pipe the frosting like you would onto a cupcake.
  8. Place small cookie onto the medium cookie.
  9. In the middle of the top cookie place a star sprinkle.
  10. Randomly place two holly leaf sprinkles together and 3 red mini pearl sprinkles to create your holly.
  11. Let cookies set for 30 minutes for frosting to set before enjoying!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 564Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 4g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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