Every year my kids and I like to create a Holiday food craft, and this year we made a Cookie Christmas tree and decorated it with candy.
The tree is made out of nested star cookies in graduated sizes which are then stacked up to make a tree shape. I frosted the cookies with white icing to give them a snow covered look, and then used royal icing to secure the Sixlets and Shimmer Stars to the tree.
Decorating the tree was a little frustrating, because the candy was so small. We worked from the bottom up, and it was easy for us to knock a lower row off as we added the candy. But we persevered, and the final result was worth the effort! I love the clean look of the blue, white and silver candy, and this makes a great centerpiece for our dining room table.
96 thoughts on “Cookie Christmas Tree”
I’d actually give it to my baker friend who makes incredible stuff!
I would probably share it with my family and just eat it all!
I would use some of the candy for baking and some to snack on.
I would make something and eat some too.
I would make it with the Christmas Mix SixletsÂ® and I would be eating them as I go.
It would probably get eaten before I could bake with it.
I’d share it with my family and use it to decorate cupcakes.
I would fill my husbands stocking with it. He gets to bake with it and I get to eat it win-win!
I would make something, oh yes… not sure if it would be a cookie tree or something far less original. I would definitely eat some of this candy as well!
My 10 year old son and I would try to make something =)
I would probably just eat it all. It just looks too good.
How pretty! That looks like a great edible craft to do with the kids!
I would make something fun – why not!?
Your cookie tree looks almost better than my real tree, lol!! Nice work, and nice giveaway too. 🙂
I would use the candy for baked goods.
I would put it all around my house so i can enjoy it every where i go
I would make something, maybe fancy cookies for the holidays.
The Candy is so pretty I think I would to make something amazing with it!
I would probably make something with my kids
That is gorgeous! It looks like it took a pretty long time to make.
This is super cool. Great job!!
I would use some of the candies to decorate my Christmas Cupcakes that I take to my sister’s house on Christmas Eve!
I would try to make something, and then bring it to my family’s Christmas.
How cute! I would probably use it to make treats for my kids.
I would use on cakes and cookies.
That is so pretty! I would hate to ruin it by eating it – lol
I would definitely make something with these sweet candies. I loved the fall colors with their sheen but the silver, blue and white look like snow and so elegant that they would look fabulous on a cake. Might have to make an adorable cookie Christmas tree to decorate
I would use it to decorate cookies unless the kids find it first.
Thank you for the chance to win. I’d use it to fill the grandkids stockings and some cookie baking.
I know that a lot would be eaten by my family but I love baking so I would try to make some goodies for the holidays. I’m sure my coworkers would like some too.
I think I would decorate the table with some, bake with some and give the rest to my children and grandchildren.
I’d make some gingerbread to decorate.
just eat it all
I’d bake and I’d also share, they’d make great stocking stuffers!
I would give some of the candy to the kids and use the rest for some holiday recipes! I make a rice krispy wreath every year and I think I would use the Christmas colored Sixlets to make “ornaments” for the wreath! The possibilities are really endless!
I would put it out for when friends and family visit.
I would love to use it to make something for the holidays like you did in you post! It looks fabulous and I’m not a very good baker, so it would be fun to make a no bake and still be able to eat some of it for my kiddo’s!
I would love to make a decoration and leave it for guests!
I would decorate cupcakes with them, and perhaps eat some 🙂
I would use it for baking and also as small gifts.
I would put it in the Christmas stockings.
I would put various candy in little containers with ribbons on top and bring it to family gatherings over the holidays!
I’d set up a candy buffet with it and let the people who come in my house eat from it. Thanks.
My husband and I always like to make a gingerbread house and sugar cookies, this would be perfect for that!
That cake is beautiful! I would love to make one like that!Nice job!
I would probably have good intentions of making something with it and end up eating it before I got to it.
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I would share it with family and friends and just eat it.
USE IT ON THE GINGER BREAD HOUSE & EAT IT TOO!
Tell me what you’d use the candy for. Would you make something or just eat it all.
have to make a cake..thanks
It would be a blast to bake something and be creative with this candy. Would be something to serve guests that they would remember.
I would use them for Christmas cookies! And maybe I’d attempt making that tree… it’s adorable.
I won, I would put the candy in Christmas stockings for my daughter, nieces and nephew, and my students at school.
I would bake cookies and cupcakes and use the candy to decorate them. I love your Cookie Christmas Tree. Maybe I’ll try to make that. 🙂
I would share the candy with my family.
I would definitely make something. If I ate all that candy my teeth would fall out.
I would probably eat some and make some stuff.
I would start with good intentions of making something, but I would probably end up eating it!
I would just eat all the candy. I love their products.
I would let my kids have it and use it for a while.
We would just eat it all.
I would use it to decorate christmas cutout cookies.
I would share it with all the kids in our families 🙂
It would go in our (now empty) candy bowl, for the whole family to enjoy! But I might stick some in stockings too!
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I would probably put it out in glass bowls, etc., for Christmas, as a centerpiece. I’m sure it would be gone in no time!
I would probably make something FROZEN themed with my granddaughters. Not sure what yet. Then again we may just eat the candy 🙂
I would probably just eat it all.
we’d make and decorate Christmas cookies
We are planning to eat it, it is beautiful and I crave chocolate and these would hit the spot, and I have 7 grandkids so it would be no problem.
If I won this one I would send it to a soldier who is serving overseas.
The candy would be shared with friends and family, there is always a few people who didnt get any christmas gifts at get togethers and this would be perfect to give to both children and adults. Happy Holidays!
I’d have a great time just eating eat.
I would make something with it because I like to be creative
I would eat it all! NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!!
I just discovered these and bought some to use as decorations on my sugar cookies. I like the different shapes – a change from M&Ms.
I would making stocking with the foiled candy and then use the other candies to decorate cookies and cupcakes.
I would share the candy with my girls and boyfriend of course. I like the ovation oranges in different flavors. Some of the best chocolate.
Id bake somethings with it
I would use it to make Christmas cookies and eat some when aim making them.
Don’t think kids would let the cookie tree last longer than to get a quick sniff!!! Would love to win the gift card. Maybe would a little more joy to the holidays.
I would bake something with them and eat them too!
I’d put it in a candy dish and let everyone have at it! 🙂 Thanks.
I’d want to use them on my husbands bday cake
I would use some to decorate a cake and cookies then eat the rest
I would share with my family and just eat it
Id share amongst the family and we’d eat it all.
I would use it in cookies and other baking. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would use my candy to decorate cupcakes. I love sixlets so I would have to hide a few of those.
I would be a pig and eat it all…just me, myself and I. And I’m serious!!!!
I would share it with family
I would eat it and share it with my grandkids
I would share some to eat with my family and use some to decorate with.
We would share it with the family and eat it all…..
I would just eat it all.
I’d put it in pretty glass vases and let everyone help themselves.
Thanks for the contest.
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