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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  1. 51
    Leslie says:

    I have been so inspired by your cookies that I’m attempting my first batch today!

  2. 52
    Lisa W says:

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I will have to try this for Christmas!

  3. 53
    Paola Zottolo says:

    I love your blog, you are very talented!

  4. 54
    Stacy Reeves says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I am definitely going to try this.

  5. 55
    Erin Heflin says:

    Wonderful as usual!!!! XOXO

  6. 56

    I love these cookies and can’t wait to make them this season!

  7. 57
    Lisa McGriff says:

    Thanks for the chance at a very MERRY Cookie Christmas!

  8. 58
    TERRI says:

    I love everything you do Callye…even your elf cookies you didn’t care for! I could stay on your page all day! :)

  9. 59
    Christine says:

    Thanks for opportunity to win! I have done cake decorating but wpuld love to venture into cookies and gingerbread.

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    michelle says:

    oh man i love how you cut these out! simple and elegant, love!