Christmas trees are fun to decorate…but they would be even more fun if you could eat them too! Why not have the best of both worlds. Well, now you can! Make edible Christmas trees by Stacking frosted star-shaped cookies of different sizes. Decorate your “trees” and you’re done . . . it’s that easy! Get your entire family involved (and licking fingers is encouraged).
The more sprinkles and candies you have on hand, the more fun the decorating will be. You can also color your frosting (or even your dough) with food coloring. Get creative, take pictures, and most importantly have fun!
Prep time: As long as your kids are having fun;
Cook time: 8 mins per batch of cookies.
What You'll Need:
- Pre-made sugar cookie dough or home-made sugar cookie dough
Click Here for a simple sugar cookie dough recipe
- Star cookie cutters in different sizes
- Food coloring
- Assorted sprinkles and candies
- Begin by rolling out the dough and cutting out stars of different sizes and shapes. It’s a good idea to have lots of star cookies baked and ready to go before the fun begins. Then the kids don’t have to wait around for the next batch and you’ll get to be involved at the decorating table (and not be stuck in the kitchen baking more cookies).
Mom should have fun too!
- Tip: Try cutting out some small round cookies, too. You can place these in between your stars to make your tree look taller and prettier.
Have fun with it! Try playing a stacking game to see who can make the tallest tree without falling over…
Or find out what else you can make with stars…
Another fun tip is to cover your table with butcher paper and trace Christmas cookie cutter shapes on to the table. You can leave out cups full of crayons and when the kids get bored with decorating cookies, they can color the table instead…
More Christmas Recipes
Check out these sites for more fun and easy Christmas recipes: