3D Christmas Tree Cookies
Take your Christmas Cookies to a whole new level with these darling 3D Christmas Tree treats! These easy Christmas sugar cookies with vanilla buttercream frosting true standouts and make the perfect neighbor, hostess or teacher gift!
12-13full trees
12-13full trees
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Christmas Tree Cookies
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat your butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, beating until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Mix in the vanilla.
  2. With your mixer on low, slowly and gradually add in your flour mixture, mixing until it’s just blended together (your dough will be stiff).
  3. Shape dough into a disk and wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to 3 days).
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Let dough soften when ready to roll , then on a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Use a large, medium and small star cookie cutter to cut out your cookies and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Place your baking sheet in the refrigerator to firm up your cookies before baking. Once firm, bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes (or until edges begin to brown). Cool completely before icing.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  1. Combine the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and heavy whipping cream in a bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth stiff peaks form.
  2. Add in your green food coloring (or other color if desired).
  3. Scoop your frosting into piping bag with a star tip attached.
  4. Take your large star cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of the cookie. Next, take your medium cookie and pipe a circle onto the top of that cookie. Place the medium star on top of the large star, offsetting the star points slightly to create a “fuller” tree.
  5. Take your small cookie and pipe the frosting like you would onto a cupcake. Then, place your small cookie on top of the medium cookie, again offsetting the points.
  6. Decorate your trees by placing a star on top, snowflakes randomly around the sides or however you see fit! Let the trees set for about 30 minutes so the icing can firm. Enjoy!