How to Make Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

I totally did it you guys! I pulled out my rolling pin and cookie cutters AND I made homemade icing AND used a piping bag. Holy cow, it was a busy day in this household! It might not sound like a lot, but I’m a total newbie at this. I haven’t used my rolling pin since we first got married. And I’ve never ever made homemade icing before. Ever. I’m not convinced I made it with the right consistency, but it was delicious, and my Christmas tree sugar cookies turned out beautifully! So I’ll count it as a win!

My husband made fun of me when I was using the rolling pin. Why he knows how to use a rolling pin and I don’t, I have no idea!? I think it was payback for him – he stood behind me, looking over my shoulder saying “that’s not how you’re supposed to use a rolling pin!” (That doesn’t sound anything like what I’d say about how he stacks the dishwasher, makes dinner, or puts away the groceries… Ha!)

As far as decorating goes, these trees were really easy! So easy, that I, as a total piping newbie, was able to make them no problem.

So if I can make them with zero rolling pin/icing making/piping skills, then I can pretty much guarantee that you can make them too! The recipes are at the bottom of the post.

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sugar Cookies (recipe below)
  • Icing (recipe below)
  • Tree Cookie Cutter
  • Green Gel Food Colouring
  • Piping Bag and Coupler
  • Open Star Icing Tip (I used Wilton #22)

Wait for it… Even my 3 year old was impressed with me using the rolling pin. I love her expression in this photo:

And all things considered, I would say that the cookies turned out really well! Perfectly consistent colour, no burning and they kept their shape perfectly. It was a great recipe! (See below)

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