Sugar Cookie Trees

Build a holiday tree the delicious way! Stack star cookies up in a fun and easy cookie-plate stand-out.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

4
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons water or milk
Few drops green food color
Assorted small candy sprinkles, edible glitter and/or decorator sugar

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the flour on work surface.
  • 3 On floured surface, roll half of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness; place remaining dough in refrigerator. With 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out about 18 small star-shaped cookies. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter and 2 1/4-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, using remaining half of dough, rerolled dough scraps and flour.
  • 4 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough water for desired spreading consistency; stir in food color. Frost and decorate cookies as desired; let stand about 15 minutes or until frosting is set. Place 2 1/4-inch cookies on platter, stack 2-inch cookie on top of each larger cookie, with star points alternating. Top with 1 1/2-inch cookie, with star points alternating, to form tree shape. (See photo.)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the flour on work surface.
  • 3 On floured surface, roll half of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness; place remaining dough in refrigerator. With 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out about 18 small star-shaped cookies. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with 2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter and 2 1/4-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, using remaining half of dough, rerolled dough scraps and flour.
  • 4 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough water for desired spreading consistency; stir in food color. Frost and decorate cookies as desired; let stand about 15 minutes or until frosting is set. Place 2 1/4-inch cookies on platter, stack 2-inch cookie on top of each larger cookie, with star points alternating. Top with 1 1/2-inch cookie, with star points alternating, to form tree shape. (See photo.)

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
3g
3%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.