Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies

Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies image

Christmas tree cookie cutters are all you need to get in the holiday spirit with this simple dough. Silver drag?es and sprinkles play the part of dainty decorations, while a pretty candy star makes a punchy tree topper.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013


  • 1 Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 32 candy stars (such as Wilton)
  • dragees assorted sprinkles and/or coarse sugar


Between waxed paper or on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 3-1/2-inch (9 cm) tall Christmas tree–shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling and cutting scraps. Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 375 F (190 C) oven until edges and bottoms are light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 1 minute. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

In bowl, beat 1/3 cup water with meringue powder until foamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in icing sugar until stiff, about 4 minutes. Spoon 1 cup into piping bag fitted with small plain tip; cover remaining icing with damp towel to prevent drying out.

Pipe thick outline around edges of cookies; press candy star onto icing at top of tree to adhere. Let stand until dry, about 20 minutes.

Stirring in 1/2 tsp water at a time, thin remaining icing until easy to spread. Pipe or spoon onto centre of each cookie; using toothpick or skewer, spread to piped edges, popping any air bubbles. Decorate with drag?es, sprinkles and/or coarse sugar as desired. Let stand until dry, about 30 minutes.

Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 3 days.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 39 mg
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 151.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 13 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Snowy Christmas Tree Cookies