While it was suggested that you decorate Christmas Tree sugar cookies with raw sugar or sprinkles, there are many ways to add some fun, flavor, and visual appeal to your holiday cookies.
Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
One way to save time, money and effort is to start out by picking the right recipes for your holiday baking. You want to ensure that you make something for everyone, so that everyone has fond memories of the wonderful food, the smells, and the joy. But, you also want to make sure that you choose recipes that make it easier to get the baking done. Picking recipes with these things in mind will make the holiday baking so much more enjoyable.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- A C soft unsalted butter
- Cup of granulated sugar
- 1 eggs
- Cookie Cutter: Circle, Christmas Tree, and Mini Reindeer
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
How to make Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies:
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add eggs…Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
- The first bowl of icing add brown to make light brown.
- The second bowl of icing, add several drops of brown.
- The third bowl of icing remains white.
- The fourth bowl, add a few drops of green colored gel
- Using 4 number #2 tips fitted onto piping bags, scoop some icing into each bag.
- Thin out the green icing left in the bowl using a tsp of water
- Pipe on brown for tree stand
- Pipe an edge using the green icing around the tree.
- Fill in with the thinner green icing.
- Let dry for 2-3 hours.
- Decorate the reindeer according to the picture.
- Let dry for another 3 hours
- Place Christmas tree circle cookie and hold it there for 35 minutes
- Place the reindeer on the cookie.
- Let dry for 2 hours.