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Decorating a Christmas Tree with Cookies

Updated on August 14, 2013

Decorating a Christmas Tree with Cookies

Start a family tradition by decorating your Christmas tree with edible Christmas cookies. These homemade edible Christmas cookie ornaments make any tree look festive and delicious. This is a fun Christmas activity for the whole family. Here you will find recipes for Christmas cookies ornaments and frosting, edible cookie decoration products, cookies cutters, baking products, Christmas cookie cookbooks, cookies plates for Santa and more.

Baking the Cookies

Here is a simple recipe for cookies that you can decorate and turn into ornaments that you can hang on your Christmas tree. After the cookies cool, decorate with frosting and other edible decorations. (Frosting recipe below)

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

cup sugar

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

pinch of salt

1 egg white, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons colored sprinkles

25 ribbons to hang the cookies

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar; beat together until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract.

3. Sift together the flour and salt into the mixture; stir until combined.

4. Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerator for 45 minutes.

5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap and roll out.

8. Cut out the dough with Christmas themed cookie cutters.

9. Place the cookies on the baking sheet spaced well apart.

10. With a skewer, poke a small hole in the top of each cookie so that you can thread it with the ribbon after baking.

11. Brush the cookies with egg white and sprinkle with colored sprinkles.

12. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

13. Let the Christmas cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack.

15. Thread a thin ribbon through the holes in the cookies once the cookies have completely cooled.

16. Hang the Christmas tree cookies on the Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Man Cookies

Gingerbread Man Cookies
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Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Non-Stick 10" x 15" Crispy Cookie Baking Sheet, Orange
Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Non-Stick 10" x 15" Crispy Cookie Baking Sheet, Orange

This baking sheet measures 10 x 15, has silicone grips, and is dishwasher safe. It also includes a recipe exclusively created by Rachael. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this product are donated to Rachael Ray's charity, Yum-o!.

 

Simple Vanilla Icing

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Edible Christmas Tree Decorations

Edible Decorating Pen Set

These pens are great for writing messages on your Christmas cookies. You can also use these on fruit, ice cream, cookies, pretzels and more

Cookie Swap Party Invitations and Cookie Swap Plates

Having a Christmas cookie swap party? These invitations are perfect for your party! You can customize any invitation free of charge. Discounts apply to orders of 25 or more cookie swap party invites. Invitations include envelopes.

Click on any cookie swap party invitation to customize.

Cookies swap plates - perfect for cookie swap parties!

These cookies plates are drop and break resistant, easy to clean and dishwasher safe.

If you plan to eat the cookies, you can package them before you hang them on the tree. Tie them with decorative ribbons.

If you plan to eat the cookies, you can package them before you hang them on the tree. Tie them with decorative ribbons.
If you plan to eat the cookies, you can package them before you hang them on the tree. Tie them with decorative ribbons.

Fun Holiday Aprons

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    • JoyfulReviewer profile image

      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Making Christmas cookies and hanging them on the tree is such a wonderful holiday tradition. Thanks for doing this lens.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I love this! Christmas cookies are fun to make (and eat of course!) - just have to make extra so some can hang on the tree. Lensrolling to my "Chocolate-Christmas-Ornaments" lens.