Star Cookie Trees

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

Star Cookie Trees
Yield: 3 star trees Cool 1 min Bake 350°F 14 mins to 18 mins


  • 1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon egg-white powder
  • 5 tablespoons water, divided
  • Green food coloring
  • Red nonpareils
  • Red gum drop candies

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees 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.

2. 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.