Cookie Christmas Tree

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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.

Cookie christmas tree on a plate.

A plate with different kinds of candy on it.

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.

A stack of cookies with blue and white decorations.

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.

A blue and white candy christmas tree on a plate.

A nutcracker cake on a plate with ornaments.


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