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Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

These stacked Christmas tree cookies are decadent and delicious. They are dainty and pretty to look at. With easy-to-find ingredients and quick and simple steps, this Christmas baking is a great activity to do with your kids.

Your kids will love baking these with you and will surely love eating them, too! Make your table spread fun with these cute and colorful Christmas treats!

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies

There are few things more magical than walking into a home decorated for Christmas. Joyful music, the scent of fresh pine, and festive wreaths hanging on every doorframe.

The anticipation of family gatherings, new traditions being created, and good times to come is in the air!

There's one thing that many people don't think about when it comes to all this holiday cheer – what they're going to eat while they're there!

This is why I have this decadent recipe for you to share with your loved ones during these joyous days leading up to Christmas.

Why You’ll Love These Christmas Tree Cookies

  • They’re delicious
  • Fun Christmas baking activity with kids
  • You can make these in advance
  • Easy-to-find ingredients
  • Perfect holiday gifts for friends and colleagues
  • Easy to make Christmas cookies

Every year, I look forward to the holidays. There are so many fun things that we do with our family and friends!

One of my favorite traditions is baking Christmas cookies with my daughters.

It's a time where they're really able to be creative in the kitchen without any pressure or expectations beyond having fun together.

This recipe is quick and easy enough that even young kids can help out by making one simple step themselves (like rolling dough).

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Once these tree-shaped cookies bake up, you'll have something beautiful AND delicious on your hands.

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Equipment Needed to Make Christmas Desserts

Ingredients for Your Christmas Tree Cookies

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

For the Frosting:

  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Food coloring, green
  • Sprinkles

How to Make Christmas Tree Cookies

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Step 1. In a saucepan, melt on low heat the butter for cookies.

dry ingredients

Step 2. In another bowl, add the dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix them all up.

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Step 3. To this mixture, beat the eggs and pour the cooled melted butter.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Step 4. Make a soft dough and make sure that it does not stick to your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

cookie dough cut out

Step 5. Then roll out the cooled dough into a thin layer about 0.2-0.3 mm thick. Cut circles of three different diameters on the surface of the dough.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Step 6. Put the dough circles on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Step 7. Prepare the cream. Put the softned butter in a bowl, then add powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer for 1-2 minutes, as these ingredients are added to a soft fluffy mass.

cream cheese

Step 8. Add cream cheese to the butter mixture.

green frosting

Step 9.  And whisk everything together for another 1 minute until the mixture is completely combined. In the middle of whipping, add a few drops of green food coloring to the cream. As a result, we should get a lush cream of a uniform green shade.

Step 10. A circle of cookies with a larger diameter will be covered with a layer of cream. Put a circle of cookies of medium diameter on top, covered with a layer of cream. Spread a circle of cookies with a minimum diameter on top, which is covered with a final layer of cream. Then finally, you can add the sprinkles.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

What to Serve/Pair with Your Christmas Treats

Nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate go well with these Christmas treats.

You can also serve this with your afternoon tea or coffee.

Wine and champagne pair great with these decadent cookies.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

  • Candies
  • Peppermint
  • Chocolates
  • Caramel
  • Dried fruits
  • Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut shreds

How to Reheat & Store Christmas Tree Cookies

Cookies with cream or a custard filling can be refrigerated as soon as they are cooled. They have to be stored in a cool, dry place or container.

Best Way to Store Christmas Cookies Leftover

It is best to store them in a cool and dry place. Putting them in the fridge as soon as they have cooled is probably best since they have cream incorporated in them. This will preserve the cream and the cookies as well.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

How Long Will Christmas Tree Cookies Last in the Fridge?

They can be stored at room temperature for only a few days. However, they can last up to 2 months when placed in the fridge, as long as they are in a container.

Can I Freeze the Yummy Christmas Treats?

Yes, you may freeze them. They can last for more than 3 months in the freezer.

How to Reheat these Cute Christmas Cookies?

You can have them after they have thawed overnight when pulling them out from the freezer or the fridge.  

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Christmas Desserts FAQs

How do you keep Christmas cookies fresh until Christmas?

It is best to keep your cookies cool. Storing them in a cool and dry place will preserve their freshness for a long time. From days to a few weeks to be exact.

How long can Christmas sugar cookies last?

Unfrosted sugar cookies can last for up to 2 weeks when stored in the fridge. However, they may go stale after a week. You may freeze them if you intend to keep them longer.  

What cookies are associated with Christmas?

We have a number of cookies associated with Christmas. Among them are sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, bredala, among others.

What is the tradition of Christmas cookies?

It is said that parents encouraged generosity among their children during the Great Depression. The tradition stuck, hence, whenever it’s time for Santa to come around, they always have cookies and milk put out for him. 

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

What are the top 5 Christmas desserts?

The following are at the top of the list for Christmas desserts:

Other Christmas Treat Recipes You’ll Love

  • Strawberry Santas
  • Cupcakes Deliciosos
  • Snowman Cake Cones
  • Christmas Lights Cookies
  • Sugared Cranberries
  • Peppermint Lollipops
  • Holiday Cookie Pops
  • Easy Christmas Cookies

These Christmas tree cookies are the perfect way to bring some fun and festivity into your home this holiday season. With easy-to-find ingredients, quick and simple steps, these will be a great activity for you and your kids to do together! Your children will love baking with you and eating these festive treats.

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Yield: 12 Cookie Trees

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Decadent Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

These stacked Christmas tree cookies are decadent and delicious. They are dainty and pretty to look at. With easy-to-find ingredients and quick and simple steps, this Christmas baking is a great activity to do with your kids

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies:
  • ⅔ cup Butter
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • For the Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese at room temp
  • 3 drops Gel Food Coloring, green
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt butter on low heat in a small pan.
  2. In another bowl, add flour, baking powder, add salt and sugar. Mix it up.
  3. To this mixture, beat the eggs and pour the cooled melted butter.
  4. Make a soft dough that does not stick to your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  5. Then roll out the cooled dough into a thin layer. Cut circles of three different sizes on the surface of the dough.
  6. Put the dough circles on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes in a preheated 350F degree oven.
  7. Prepare the frosting. Put butter in a bowl, add powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer (1-2 minutes) these ingredients are added to a soft fluffy mass.
  8. Add cream cheese to the butter mixture.
  9. And whisk everything together for another 1 minute until the mixtures are completely combined. In the middle of whipping, add a few drops of green food coloring to the cream. As a result, we should get a lush cream of a uniform green shade.
  10. A circle of cookies with a larger diameter will be covered with a layer of cream. Put a
    circle of cookies of medium diameter on top, covered with a layer of cream.
  11. Spread a circle of cookies with a minimum diameter on top, which is covered with a final layer of cream. Add a sprinkles

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this holiday cupcake recipe as much as my family does!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know your Christmas Tree Cookies turned out!

If you get a chance to use this recipe, let me know! Leave me a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag me @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #kellysthoughtsonthings so I can see how you are using it!

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Dana Rodriguez

Monday 20th of December 2021

Those are so cute Kelly!

Kelly R

Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Thank you Dana.

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