Decorated Christmas Tree Cookies

Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies

Oh, what fun it is to make these Spiced Christmas Tree Cookies. You can decorate these cookies with colorful icing dots or leave them plain, either way, these cookies taste great.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword Christmas Cookies, cookies, spice cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 166kcal
Author Jere@One Hot Oven



Cookie Dough

Powdered Sugar Icing


Making the dough

  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and brown sugar until creamed.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time
  • Add the vanilla and beat until fluffy
  • Combine all the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture on low speed.
  • Divide the dough and place on wax paper and flatten. Wrap and place in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • On a floured surface, roll out one batch of dough to 1/8" thickness and cut with floured cookie cutters.
  • Set on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • When done set on a cooling rack until ready to decorate

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • Mix the powdered sugar, corn syrup and milk in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add more milk if the icing is too thick.
  • You want this icing thick enough to pipe and not spread on the cookie.
  • Divide the icing into three bowls and tint one with red food coloring and one with green food coloring.
  • Place the icing in a piping bag with a #4 tip and slowly pipe dots all around the cookie in different colors
  • Allow the icing to dry for an hour.


These cookies can be frosted all over with just one color and add sprinkles on top.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 8.8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 123mg