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Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

Learn how easy it is to make this beautiful Sugar Cookie Tree with your kids. It's a great accessory to a gingerbread house!

This Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree is so cute and brings a pop of color to your holidays! It’s super easy to make and taste great!Learn how easy it is to make this beautiful Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree with your kids. It's a great accessory to a gingerbread house!

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

Are you ready for Christmas?
Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
On Christmas Eve, we’ll be going to church, having a yummy dinner and opening an early present. I am so thankful that Mr. Quart is home for Christmas this year. It’s not uncommon for us to celebrate Christmas 2 to 3 days in advanced.
The life of an Airline Pilot really isn’t all that glamorous when you have a family.
If you’re looking for something fun and easy to do with the kids on Christmas Eve, this simple Cookie Christmas Tree cake will keep everyone busy.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree
Author: Karyn Granrud
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Grab the kiddos and get into the kitchen to make this fun Sugar Cookie Tree!
Ingredients
  • 2 bags of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix + ingredients to make rollout cookies
  • Cake Mate Food Coloring
  • Cake Mate Colored Sugar Sprinkles
  • Betty Crocker Cookie Icing in Green
  • Betty Crocker Cookie Creme in Vanilla
  • Cake Mate Sparkle Gel
  • Styrofoam Cone
Instructions
  1. For the Cookies
  2. Make one bag of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies following the instructions for the roll out cookies and color all of it green. Divide the batter in half and bake a tray of 1 inch cookies and the other tray in 1/2 inch cookies. I used a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop for the 1 inch cookies and then cut them in half for the smaller cookies. Roll the dough ball in your hand then coat them in the sugar.
  3. [img src=”https://pintsizedbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/sc-step1-Collage.jpg” width=”2400″ height=”1200″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”cookie tree step1 Collage”]
  4. Bake and cool as directed on the bag.
  5. For the second bag of sugar cookies, divide the dough into 5 or 6 parts, depending on how many different colors you want. I colored my dough pink, blue, orange, yellow red and white. Using 1/2 inch dough balls, roll them smooth, coat in the sugar and then bake as directed.
  6. I shaped one yellow cookie into a star shape for the top of the tree.
  7. [img src=”https://pintsizedbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/sc-step-2-Collage.jpg” width=”2400″ height=”1200″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”Cooke Tree step 2 Collage”]
  8. Decorating the Tree
  9. Once all the cookies are baked and cool it’s time to start decorating the tree.
  10. Coat the lower 1/3 of the cone with the green Betty Crocker Cookie Icing. Use an offset spatula to help make it smooth. Add the 1 inch cookies to the base and press into place. Add a second layer of cookies and press into place. Leave the first two layers in place for 30 minutes to dry. Then start adding two layers of smaller green cookies and let those dry.
  11. [img src=”https://pintsizedbaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/sc-step-3-Collage.jpg” width=”2400″ height=”780″ class=”aligncenter size-full” title=”cookie tree step 3 Collage”]
  12. You will have a “back” where the cookies don’t line up properly. Just try to start at the same area each time so that the “front” of the tree stays neat.
  13. If you try to add all the cookies at once, the weight of the cookies will cause the lower cookies to buckle and fall off. Give the Cookie Icing time to dry so that cookies adhere properly.
  14. Once all the green cookies are in place, you can use the cookie creme to adhere the colored cookies to the tree.
  15. Then decorate with the Cake Mate Sprinkle Gel to add some dimension to the ornaments.
  16. Use the remaining cookies as presents under the tree.

This Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree is so cute and brings a pop of color to your holidays! It's super easy to make and taste great!

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