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Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree Recipe

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This is such a fun recipe that I’ve got for you today. They make the most adorable Christmas treat! This Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree recipe is sure to light up your holiday with some fun.

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Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree Recipe

This is the perfect sugar cookie recipe, baked to 3 different sizes, with green Christmas frosting between, topped with a sprinkle star.

They’re easy to make, here’s what you’ll need-

For the cookies:

  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the frosting:

You’ll start by preparing your cookies.

Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree Recipe

Begin with preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, then line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or give it a light spray with some non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set that bowl aside.

Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree Recipe

Next, get yourself a larger bowl to whip up this butter and sugar. Mix it with your mixer for 1-2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. This batch was seriously the best sugar cookie batch I’ve made. Look at how this butter and sugar turned out. It’s the secret to good sugar cookies, and if you can get your cold ingredients to room temperature before baking, you definitely should.

Then, add your egg and vanilla. Mix it together until just combined.

Finally, for the cookies, we’re going to roll them into small balls, try to do even amounts of 3 different sizes, and you really don’t want the largest one to be bigger than about 1 1/4 inches across. You’ll need one small, one medium, and then one larger sized cookie ball for each tree.

Bake these for 5-7 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown on the bottoms.

Once the cookies are baked and cooled, mix up your frosting. I love making my own frostings, but they are just so temperamental, and no one has time for that stress. If you have a go-to buttercream or cream cheese homemade frosting, feel free to make that, but I just used some store bought. Thank you, Betty Crocker! You’ll add a few drops of green gel food coloring, and mix it into your frosting until it is all mixed through.

I use this cake decorator to pipe frosting, and you’ll just pipe one little bit of frosting on your largest cookie, add a medium cookie, another bit of frosting, the smallest cookie, then one final bit of frosting, and a star sprinkle on top.

These are easy and they turned out so cute!

For a printable version of this recipe, see below.

These kitchen supplies might come in handy for making these-

Yield: 15 cookie trees

Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees

Stacked Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees

Adorable sugar cookies stacked and iced to resemble Christmas trees.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 16 oz. cream cheese frosting premade
  • 2-3 drops green gel food coloring
  • Christmas tree sprinkles mix
  • Cake decorator or piping bag with star decorating tip

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or give it a light spray with some non-stick spray.
    3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set that bowl aside.
    4. In a large bowl, add butter and sugar. Mix it with your mixer for 1-2 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
    5. Add your egg and vanilla. Mix it together until just combined.
    6. Finally, roll the cookie dough into small balls, try to do even amounts of 3 different sizes, and you really don't want the largest one to be bigger than about 1 1/4 inches across. You'll need one small, one medium, and then one larger sized cookie ball for each tree.
    7. Bake 5-7 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.
    8. Once the cookies are baked and cooled, mix up your frosting. Add the container of frosting and a few drops of green gel food coloring, mix well until the color is mixed throughout.
    9. To assemble the trees, pipe just a little bit of frosting on your largest cookie, add a medium cookie on top, add another bit of frosting, add the smallest cookie on top, then add one final bit of frosting, and finish with a star sprinkle on top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1 cookie tree

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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