Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees scream Christmas with every layer of frosting and stacks of cookies. These Christmas tree cookies are going to win over your family and loved ones. A buttery sugar cookie that is sandwiched between layers of frosting and sprinkles to mimic a Christmas tree.
If you are a lover of Christmas, this sugar cookie recipe is a must try. I mean if you want to be extra, these cookies are a must make.
These Sugar Christmas Cookies Are
- Can Use Homemade Sugar Cookies or Store Bought Cookies
- Easy to Assemble
- No Piping Skills Needed
- A Creative 3D Christmas Cookie
What Do I Need For Cookies
Sugar Cookies – Grab some store bought cookies or make your own. You could use shortbread cookies as well if you want.
Cookie Cutters – You will want circle cookie cutters that are different sizes so as the cookies stack they get smaller and smaller to mimic a tree.
Frosting – Store bought frosting or homemade frosting works. I had green to mimic a tree color, but have fun and do different colors if you want. This Wilton food coloring is our favorite for coloring baked goods and desserts.
Gold Star – I used gold stars for the toppers of the tree cookies. Just an edible star sprinkle! Then you will want sprinkles for the lights that you place on the frosting around the tree.
Tips For Adding Sprinkles
The way I added the sprinkles on was using a pair of new tweezers. It was easy to grab the sprinkles and place them where I wanted to put them on the tree. It worked easily for me. I found using my finger was hard at times as it could smudge the frosting.
What If I Don’t Have Cookie Cutters
Here is what I used for all the cookie cutters for these cookies.
- A round glass for the bottom cookie
Lid to a spice jar
As you can see you have tons of items probably in your kitchen that you can improvise with. So don’t skip over the cookies just because you don’t have the cookie cutter sizes you think you need.
How to Store Sugar Cookies
These cookies will need to be stored in an airtight container for 3-5 days. You will find the cookies will dry out as they are stored, so eat within the first 48 hours for best texture.
If you happen to not eat all the cookies right away, simply freeze what you don’t plan to eat. The cookies will freeze for 2-3 months.
More Christmas Inspiration
- Bakery sugar cookies (or make own from scratch or with refrigerated dough!)
- Frosting (store bought or homemade)
- Green Food Coloring Gel
- Yellow or Gold Stars (edible sprinkles or 1/2" craft foam stars)
- Different colors of sprinkles
- Using four concentric sizes of sugar cookie cutters, create four circles of varying sizes, largest to smallest.
- If you don't have the right size of cookie cutters, you most likely have something that will work in the kitchen!
- I used the lid to a spice jar, a mini-medicine cup, a measuring cup, and a crystal goblet to cut my sugar cookies.
- Layer the sugar cookies with green frosting in between them, add a star on top, and decorate with sprinkles!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g