Christmas is almost here, which means cookies are probably on your to-do list. Every year I make several types of cookies, but decorated cookies have always been my favorite. There is something so special about a plate of beautifully cookies.
This Sugar Cookie is so simple to make because it starts with premade dough. You can always use your own sugar cookie recipe but I find I just don’t have time, so I take every shortcut I can get. I do however find the time to make homemade buttercream because you just can’t beat the sweet, smooth taste of homemade buttercream.
Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
- Sugar cookie dough – enough to make one dozen triangular shapes
- 1 stick butter softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3-5 tbsp milk
- ¼ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
- Small candies of assorted colors
- 4 mini pretzel sticks
With a triangular cookie cutter, cut out 12 cookies and bake according to directions. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack before decorating.
Using a stand mixer or an electric mixer, beat softened butter, sugar and milk. Add gel food coloring until completely tinted. The buttercream is ready once it is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks.
Using a frosting bag, frost each cookie in a back and forth motion.
Break your mini pretzel sticks into thirds and place one on the bottom of each cookie.
Sprinkle with candies and happy holidays!