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Frosted Christmas Tree Cookies

Frosted Christmas Tree Cookies are the perfect holiday treat. Homemade sugar cookies are stacked with green cream cheese frosting to create little "tree" desserts that will delight everyone who sees and eats them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Author Rob


For the Cookies:

  • ⅔  cup Butter 
  • ¾  cup Granulated Sugar 
  • 1 Egg 
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar 
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk 
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese at room temp
  • 3 drops Gel Food Coloring, green 
  • Sprinkles



  • Melt butter on low heat in a small pan.
  • In a bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir to mix.
  • Beat the eggs and pour in the cooled melted butter and mix. Add to dry ingredients.
  • Mix until you have a soft dough. The dough should be easy to handle and not stick to your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator. Roll the dough out into a semi-thin layer. Cut circles in three different sizes of dough.
  • Put the dough circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Add butter and cream cheese to a medium bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese to the butter mixture.
  • Add milk a little at a time if needed. Beat together for another minute until completely combined. While you're beating, add a few drops of green food coloring to the cream. Normally 3 drops of gel green food coloring does the trick.
  • Start with a large cookie by covering it with some cream cheese frosting. We use a star tip. Add a medium size cookie on top and add more cream cheese frosting to that. Add the smallest cookie on top of that and add cream cheese frosting to that.
  • Decorate with your favorite sprinkles!