3-D Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies

Who else saw those cool Christmas tree cookies floating around on the internet? I did, and knew I had to give it a shot. After all, these 3-D sugar cookie Christmas trees with buttercream frosting are super easy to make and look so cool! Of course I decided to put together instructions on how to make your own Christmas tree cookies. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Christmas Tree Stacked Cookies with Buttercream Frosting! Check out this EASY stacked Christmas tree cookie recipe and buttercream recipe!

Christmas is the time of year we love to experiment, and this year I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in a 10 week virtual cookie swap! I’m making 10 recipes for this cookie swap; these three dimensional Christmas tree sugar cookies are number nine!


Stacked Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe! This easy stacked Christmas tree cookie recipe is an awesome holiday party dessert or fun activity for the family! Check out this EASY recipe now!

Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1½ Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking soda
  • ¼ Tsp. Salt
  • Frosting (a tub of vanilla frosting w/green food coloring or make your own)
  • Candies and/or sprinkles for ornaments

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract
  • In another bowl, stir together dry ingredients with a fork or whisk, add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer and mix until a thick dough has formed and everything is well incorporated
  • Roll cookie dough into three different size balls; making the same amount of each size. Measure dough easily by using the 1, 2, 3 method — 1 Tsp, 2 Tsp, 3 Tsp and rolling them into balls. Place them on the parchment paper and lightly flatten them into small disks. Use round cookie cutters if you wish to help shape them
  • Bake the 2 and 3 Tsp cookies on the same or separate cookie sheets for 7-8 minutes or until edges become lightly golden brown. Bake the 1 Tbs cookies for 5 to 6 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown
  • Remove from oven; let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to cooling rack
  • Frost, decorate and stack cookies!



Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies. Sugar cookie Christmas tree recipe

While you’re baking and cooling your cookies, you can whip up an easy buttercream frosting!


Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 sticks of softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons of…

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Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks

3-D Christmas Tree Cookies

Now that we have our cookies baked and cooled and our green butter cream frosting ready to go we can begin to assemble our Christmas Tree cookies!

Begin by lining up your cookies, one of each size. Frost the two larger cookies with an even layer of frosting, making sure to go all the way to the outer edge. Then frost the smallest cookie with a cone of frosting, because that will be the top of the Christmas tree. Add colored sprinkles around the outside of the frosting.

Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Stack the cookies beginning with the largest on the bottom, then the medium and finally the smallest on top. Finally add the candy star to the top!

Easy Christmas Tree Stacks! Make this easy recipe for Christmas tree stacked cookies, click to learn how!


3-D Sugar Cookie Christmas Trees

Fun Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree Stack

10 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

18 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

¾ cup Butter at room temperature
1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1½ Tsp Vanilla extract
2 ¼ cup Flour
1 Tsp. Baking soda
¼ Tsp. Salt
Frosting (a tub of vanilla frosting w/green food coloring or make your own)
Candies and/or sprinkles for ornaments

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract
  • In another bowl, stir together dry ingredients with a fork or whisk, add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer and mix until a thick dough has formed and everything is well incorporated
  • Roll cookie dough into three different size balls; making the same amount of each size. Measure dough easily by using the 1, 2, 3 method -- 1 Tsp, 2 Tsp, 3 Tsp and rolling them into balls. Place them on the parchment paper and lightly flatten them into small disks. Use round cookie cutters if you wish to help shape them
  • Bake the 2 and 3 Tsp cookies on the same or separate cookie sheets for 7-8 minutes or until edges become lightly golden brown. Bake the 1 Tbs cookies for 5 to 6 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown
  • Remove from oven; let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to cooling rack
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Stacked Christmas Tree Cookies. Sugar cookie Christmas tree recipe

I hope you enjoyed my version of the stacked Christmas cookies. Merry Christmas!

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