These Christmas Tree Cookies are so easy to make even if you’ve never made cookies before. They’re festive and fun, and they’ll definitely stand out from the rest of the cookies. Plus, they’re sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike since you can decorate them with pretty much anything you want–sprinkles, glitters, sugars, you name it!
How to Make Christmas Tree Cookies
There’s nothing like a warm batch of cookies that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s how to make these adorable Christmas Tree Cookies:
- Preheat the oven. Heat oven to 200°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Whisk the eggs. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment place the egg whites, cream of tartar and pinch of salt. Whisk until soft peaks form.
- Add the coloring. Use green food coloring or even red food coloring as needed.
- Add the sugar. Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon at a time, whisking well between each addition, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Transfer. Place the mixture into a piping bag with a large round tip.
- Pipe. Pipe cookies into tree shapes on the prepared baking sheets.
- Decorate. Sprinkle cookies with multi color sprinkles and place the star sprinkles on top.
- Bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 hours.
- Leave in the oven. After 2 hours, turn the oven off. Open the door slightly and let sit in the oven for an additional 2 hours.
Why Did My Christmas Tree Cookies End Up Dry?
If your Christmas Tree Cookies are dry and crumbly, it’s likely because you overbaked them. Cookies should only be in the oven for as long as necessary to bake them through, but the actual time can vary slightly depending on a few factors such as the type of oven you have, the size of the oven, etc.
If you find that your cookies are always overbaking, try reducing the oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit and baking for a shorter period of time.
Can I Freeze Christmas Tree Cookies?
Yes, you can! They’re great for making ahead, and they make the perfect little treat.
Once the cookies are prepared, place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the cookies to freeze for at least two hours. Once they are frozen, you can transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe container or bag. Be sure to label the container or bag with the name of the cookie and the date that it was frozen.
When you are ready to enjoy your frozen Christmas cookies, simply remove them from the freezer and allow them to thaw at room temperature for about an hour. Once they are thawed, you can enjoy them as is or serve them with some extra sprinkles on top.
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Christmas Tree Cookies
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Yield: 20 1x
- 4 egg whites at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- pinch cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- green food coloring
- multi color sprinkles
- star sprinkles
- Heat oven to 200°F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment place the egg whites, cream of tartar and pinch of salt.
- Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Add the green food coloring as needed.
- Gradually add sugar, a tablespoon at a time, whisking well between each addition, until sugar dissolves.
- Place the mixture into piping bag with a large round tip.
- Pipe cookies into tree shapes on the prepared baking sheets.
- Sprinkle cookies with multi color sprinkles.
- Place the star sprinkles on top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, turn the oven off.
- Open the door slightly and let sit in the oven for additional 2 hours.