Simple Christmas Tree Cookies

There are very few cookies that say, “Christmas” quite like gingerbread.  With the busy holiday season in full swing, I am always looking for beautiful decorating ideas that don’t require a lot of fuss. These simple gingerbread trees are easy decorate and make a great gift.

I’m probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but I thought I would say it one more time.  Often, the simplest cookies are the most beautiful cookies of all.

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle2I started out with my basic gingerbread recipe.  Believe it or not, I didn’t even use a cutter for these these trees.  I took a cue from my pizza slice cookies and used a repurposed plastic container instead.  Roll and cut the dough as pictured below.

Simple ChristmasTree Cookies 1Then, use a sharp knife to cut into slices.

Simple ChristmasTree Cookies 2To decorate these cookies you will need:

  • Piping icing in the color palette of your choice {for help with coordinated palettes, click here}
  • Silver dragees or other sprinkles

Outline and fill the cookies as pictured below.

Simple Gingerbread Christmas TreesQuickly, while the icing is wet, drop on sprinkles or dragees.

Simple ChristmasTree Cookies 5Let the cookie dry, then pipe on a random swirly pattern.

Simple ChristmasTree Cookies 7These simple swirly trees would be beautiful in several different color palette’s.  Try them today.

Simple Christmas Tree Cookies via SweetsugarbelleAre you looking for more quick and easy holiday gingerbread projects?  Check out these fun posts and don’t miss the giveaway at the end.

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    Sandy says:

    Thanks for the super idea! Great for Christmas gifting!

  2. 102

    Beautiful, as always. Thanks for another contest :)

  3. 103
    Krystin says:

    Can’t wait to try some of these great ideas!

  4. 104
    Danielle D. says:

    I just made gingerbread and was wondering how to make them pretty. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Kelly says:

    These are so pretty – I’ll have to keep them in mind for next year!

  7. 107
    Ashli says:

    Love these cookies…well, I love all your cookies! :)

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    Anna says:

    I love the color palate! What colors did you use to get your green and lavender/gray colors?


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