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Secret Santa Trees

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Treat
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
110mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
42g
42%
Protein
3g
3%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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