Sugar Cookie Trees

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These Sugar Cookie Trees are the cutest holiday hack! You can create your own personal and edible Christmas tree.

Sugar Cookie Trees

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8


  • 1 tube of sugar cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Christmas nonpareils
  • Yellow mini M&Ms or sprinkle stars


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a medium cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make balls of dough in sizes of 1, 2, and 3 teaspoons. Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the smallest cookies and bake for an additional 3-4 minutes. Take them out of the oven and let them cool on a cooking rack.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Then, add vanilla, heavy cream, food coloring, and salt. Beat until everything is well combined. Add more food coloring until you reach your desired color. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a medium star tip.
  • Onto the largest cookie, pipe a circle of frosting. Place the medium cookie on top, pipe another circle of frosting, and then add the smallest cookie. Pipe a point on the smallest cookie. Decorate with sprinkles and top with a sprinkle star or a small yellow M&M. Your Sugar Cookie Trees are now ready to be served!

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