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Easy 3D Christmas tree cookies

Make easy 3d Christmas cookies for fun cookie trees. This old fashioned Christmas cookie recipe makes the cutest Christmas tree sugar cookies.   And place a candy star on top of these cookie Christmas trees.


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These Christmas tree cookies bring sugar cookies to a whole new level.   We have always made Christmas sugar cookies, but these 3d Christmas cookies have been the most popular.  


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3d Christmas cookies, cookie trees


You can make these Christmas Tree cookies by baking old fashioned Christmas cookies in three different size sugar cookies.   And then stack them, biggest to smallest to form cookie trees using frosting in between with a candy sprinkle star on top.


What you need for these Christmas tree sugar cookies:

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops green gel food coloring
  • Gold Star Sprinkles

Equipment Needed:


How to make  3D Christmas tree sugar cookies:


Sugar Cookies
Start your cookies by whisking the dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl and set aside.  Add butter, sugar in a larger bowl and beat well until light and fluffy.


Add eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.   Mix in flour mixture and beat until well to form a cookie dough.


raw cookie dough balls


Using three different sized cookie scoops make different size balls of cookie dough.  Create sets of 3 for each of your Cookie Christmas Trees.     Bake on baking mats or parchment paper covered cookie sheets in a 375 F degree oven for 5-7 minutes.  Remove and place on wire cooling racks while mixing your Christmas cookie icing.


In a large bowl mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and green gel food coloring.   Slowly add powdered sugar mixing with each addition.     Then add more drops of food coloring if needed to reach your desired color.


Stacking the 3d Christmas cookies:


Use a cake decorator or a piping bag with a star tip to add a small amount of icing to the largest cookie, then the medium cookie ending with the smallest size cookie.


Christmas Tree Cookies, cookie trees
Add a gold star sprinkle on top of each of these cookie trees.   This recipe should make 18 to 24 trees depending on the size of each set of sugar cookies.


Christmas Tree Cookies


We have seen loads of different Christmas tree sugar cookies, but this is our favorite and I bet it just might be yours also.   Because who wouldn’t just love 3D Cookie Christmas Trees?   Now wasn’t this an easy way to turn old fashioned Christmas cookies into cookie Christmas trees?   


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Christmas Tree Cookies

Make easy 3d Christmas cookies that are cookie trees. This old fashioned Christmas cookie recipe make Christmas tree sugar cookies or cookie Christmas trees
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookie Icing, Christmas Sugar Cookie, Christmas Tree Cookies, Cookie Christmas Trees, Sugar Cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Evelyn





  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paperbaking mat or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set Aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla, mix until just combined.  Stir in flour mixture and blend well. 
  • Use three different sized cookie scoops to roll the sugar cookie dough into small sized balls.   Create sets of 3 different sizes, one larger, one medium, and one small to create your tree. The biggest cookie should be about 1 ½ inches wide.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, until cookies are turning golden brown near the bottom.
  • Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on wire cooling racks
  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and green food coloring.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing well with each addition.
  • Add more green food coloring, if necessary, to get your desired shade of green, 1-2 drops at a time.
  • Add frosting to a cake decorator, or use a piping bag with a star tip.
  • Add a small amount of frosting to the larger cookie, add the medium on top, and repeat to add the smaller cookie. Top with one last bit of frosting.
  • Add your star sprinkles to the top of your tree.
  • Repeat for all of the cookies. This recipe makes 18-24 trees.


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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