Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies Recipe

Create a winter wonderland of snow-covered evergreens by stacking green tinted cookie stars with yummy icing.

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  • 1 coupler
  • 1 size “5” decorating tip
  • Rubber band
  • Gum drops

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes. Before chilling cookie dough, knead a few drops of green food coloring into dough. Chill, cut out and bake star cookies according to the recipe. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Each tree will need 5-6 stars in at least 3 different sizes (you may use more than one of the same size for each tree). [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with white coloring and prepare a frosting bag with size “5” decorating tip. Outline stars with white frosting and pipe to fill with white. Let set about 15 minutes before stacking stars. Top with gumdrop. (Tip: If necessary, pipe a dot or two of frosting between stars to help adhere to each other.) [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Plus:
8 Decorated Christmas Cookies
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Basic Frosting
Basic Decorating Instructions

Recipes and photos by Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest