Secret Santa Trees

A creative and edible party favor for each guest, these cookie trees that reveal a hidden Santa chocolate will be the talk of the holidays.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
container (12 oz) fluffy white or vanilla whipped ready-to-spread frosting
16
small foil-wrapped milk chocolate Santa candies
8
fudge-striped cookies
8
sugar-style ice cream cones with pointed ends
2
to 3 drops green food color
Sugar sequins, sugar crystals or assorted decors

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 For each tree, place small amount of frosting between backs of 2 wrapped Santa candies; attach to bottom of cookie with small amount of frosting.
  • 2 Spread rim of cone with small amount of vanilla frosting. Attach over Santa to 1 cookie, chocolate side to cone. Stand upright on tray. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir food color into remaining frosting; frost each tree with 3 tablespoons green frosting. Decorate with sugar sequins, crystals or decors as desired. For frosting to be firm to touch, prepare the day before serving.
  • 1 For each tree, place small amount of frosting between backs of 2 wrapped Santa candies; attach to bottom of cookie with small amount of frosting.
  • 2 Spread rim of cone with small amount of vanilla frosting. Attach over Santa to 1 cookie, chocolate side to cone. Stand upright on tray. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir food color into remaining frosting; frost each tree with 3 tablespoons green frosting. Decorate with sugar sequins, crystals or decors as desired. For frosting to be firm to touch, prepare the day before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Attach Santas on bottom of fudge-striped cookie with a small amount of frosting. Spread rim of cone with frosting to attach to cookie.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Treat
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
42g
42%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.