Cut sugar cookie dough into different sized stars then decorate. Stack them up to form a cookie tree for a sweet Christmas dessert.

Source: Parents Magazine

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cool:
1 min
bake:
14 mins
total:
15 mins
Yield:
3 star trees
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine cookie dough with flour. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. To make 1 tree, cut 2 stars each from 4 different-size cookie cutters (we used 5-inch, 4-inch, 3-inch, and 2-inch sizes). Transfer to a baking sheet, and bake 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 1 minute, and transfer to wire rack. Cool completely. Repeat to make 2 more trees.

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  • To stack, place a dollop of icing in center of each cookie, except those with gumdrops. Starting with largest, stack 2 of each size, alternating tips of stars. Continue stacking with the 3 smaller-size stars, finishing with gumdrop-topped star.

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