Create Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies using my favorite no spread sugar cookie dough, a few ingredients and a little Christmas cheer.
Hi everyone, It’s Erica from Messy Momma Crafts here to bring you an easy Christmas recipe. Baking is by far one of my favorite things to do, especially creative baking like these Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies. Taking a handful of ingredients and making them into something beautiful brings me joy. I have always enjoyed art and creative baking like this is a form of art that I can share with others while making their sweet tooth happy as well.
If you love a classic sugar cookie but just want a touch of sweetness, then these are cookies you will love.
How to Make Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies:
Using a no spread sugar cookie recipe is the key to making these sugar cookies look so pretty.
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Round scalloped cookie cutters
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Parchment paper
- Large baking pan
- Small microwave safe bowl
- Decorating bag
- Butter, softened
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Green candy melts
- White nonpareil sprinkles
TIME-SAVING TOOLS FROM THE GROCERY STORE:
I highly suggest making your own sugar cookie dough for the recipe but you could also use store-bought sugar cookies from the grocery store if you don’t have a lot of time.
If you don’t have any green candy melts on hand, the frosting will do the trick. Just be careful when you store them as the frosting could smear, while the candy melts most likely will not.
HOMEMADE SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH:
I love this homemade no spread cookie dough recipe, I use it for so many other holidays and with many different cookie cutters. Ideas are endless.
Candy melt tips and tricks:
Always heat candy melts in small increments on 50% power, this way the candy melts are likely to stay soft. If they happen to harden up, just add a teaspoon of Crisco, toss back in the microwave for 10 seconds and mix.
What to do with Christmas Tree Sugar cookies:
Do you have plenty of Christmas cookies for yourself and want to share? Bring them to a cookie exchange, gift them to a friend or co-worker, bring them to your local fire hall or drop them off at a homeless shelter. Spread a little Christmas cheer with these wonderful Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies.
Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together 3/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup sugar.
- Mix in a large egg and 1 TBSP vanilla extract.
- Slowly mix in the 2 1/4 cups flour.
- Roll the cookie dough out onto a piece of floured parchment paper and use a scalloped cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies as you can.
- Transfer the cookie cut outs to the baking pan, bake for 10 minutes and let cool.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the candy melts on 50% power for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Cut a tiny tip off the bottom of a decorating bag and fill it with the melted candy melts.
- Draw a tree onto each cookie using a back and forth motion.
- Immediately top with white sprinkles and let harden at room temperature.
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