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.

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  1. 1
    Sara B says:

    You never cease to amaze me, love a simple cookie that looks fabulous! Thank you for all of your ideas!

  2. 2
    Paola says:

    What a great way of making tree cookies

  3. 3
    Nicole says:

    Such a cute and simple idea! Thanks!

  4. 4
    Kristin says:

    Thanks for the great ideas for Christmas cookies!

  5. 5
    Jessica B says:

    I love how simply beautiful these are!!!

  6. 6
    Brandy M. says:

    Amazing work! Thank you for all your tutorials and great ideas.

  7. 7
    Chris says:

    Engenious! I would have never thought to make trees like this!!

  8. 8
    Kim M says:

    Thank for sharing this great out of the box idea for Christmas trees!

  9. 9
    Tristan says:

    Callye-
    Do you by chance have that gingerbread cookie posted somewhere? My son is all over me to make cookies, but I can’t seem to find a good dough that rolls out well!
    Thanks in advance!!

  10. 10
    Antoinette says:

    Those trees are lovely!

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