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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
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookie Icing, Christmas Sugar Cookie, Christmas Tree Cookies, Cookie Christmas Trees, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
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