How to Decorate Christmas Tree Cookies With Royal Icing

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We all love those  beautiful holiday cookies that are almost too pretty to eat. The secret? Royal icing! It’s a gem that a lot of people don’t really know how to use, but they wish they did. How to Decorate Christmas Tree Cookies With Royal Icing is easier than you might think!

How to Decorate Christmas Tree Cookies With Royal Icing

This siple recipe on How to decorate Christmas tree cookies with royal icing will take you about an hour and make about a dozen cookies.

You will need:

  • Green, red, brown and yellow food coloring
  • 2-3 C worth White of royal icing
  • Soft Sugar cookie dough
  • tooth picks
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • 2 sandwich sized or a little larger zip lock bags


Roll out sugar cookie dough to ¼ inch thick.

Using cookie cutter cut out 12 Christmas trees.

Bake them at 350 for 7-10 minutes.

Once cooked and cooled they are ready to decorate.

In four separate bowls mix royal icing and food colorings. You will need more green color than the other three. Plan accordingly.

Add frosting to the zip lock bags and cut the tip off a corner.

**make sure it is tiny tiny! If it’s too big then you won’t be able to get nice clean edges.

process 1

Pipe a line around the border of the Christmas trees with the green royal icing on each of the cookies.

Now fill in each of the Tree-if there are tiny holes you can use a toothpick to smooth it out-you must do it quickly otherwise the frosting may have already hardened and you can’t really fix it without it being noticeable.

process 2

let that dry for 10 minutes.

Grab the brown bag and create a border for the tree trunk and then fill it in with the icing.

process 3

Grab the yellow bag and pipe a star onto each top of the trees.

process 4

Finish with the red bag and create ornament like circles around the tree.

process 5

Let dry before serving. Best to let it dry overnight but 1 hr. should be OK too, then rip into them like a monkey on a cupcake!

process 9

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