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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    Kim Jones says:

    I would love love love to win…. being in Canada always counts me out :-( LOL

  2. 42
    Virginia says:

    I am a vegan baker, and your cookies inspire such creative inventive inspiration. Thank you and happy holidays!

  3. 43

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!

  4. 44
    Kim (Barefoot n Baking) says:

    LOVE those trees! Awesome giveaway!

  5. 45
    Katy Mitchell says:

    Oh how fun! I would love to add to my little collection!

  6. 46
    Tina B says:

    Love your decorating! These gingerbread cookies are beautiful and so simple!

  7. 47
    Shelby says:

    These trees are so cute!! Simple but gorgeous!

  8. 48
    Samantha says:

    These are so pretty! If I get a chance to make cookies for fun thus Christmas, these are the ones!

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    Roni says:

    I love this idea! Thanks so much for showing a simplified yet elegant tree and ideas for gingerbread! Would love to win this!

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    karlin bennett says:

    I loved the gingerbread ideas. My boys’ and I will be making 2, 8 and 17. The prizes look pretty nifty too. :) The Wilton one…and oh, who am i kidding..all of them!