How to Make a Christmas Tree Cookie Set

Written by Mike Tamplin • Oct 18, 2020

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Cookie Set
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I just finished decorating this new Stackable Christmas Tree cookie set and it has honestly put me in the holiday spirit. I've been blasting Christmas music all weekend long with no shame. And now I'm seriously contemplating hauling my actual Christmas tree out of the garage. With this year being so tough for everyone, I have to tell ya, a little early Christmas cheer was a nice change.

Anyways, back to these cookies. I really think people will have fun decorating this set. It's a blank canvas that allows you to get as creative as you'd want with it.

I opted to glitz these trees with ornaments and beaded garland, with twinkles of stars scattered throughout. However, these Christmas trees would look just as amazing with a simple flood of icing and a festive sprinkle mix sprinkled on top. Go simple or go ham. It's really up to you.

If you'd like to see how I decorated these Christmas tree cookie sets, I broke down my steps below.

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Set

This stackable Christmas Tree Set cookie cutter set includes 4 cookie cutters, each a different part of a Christmas tree.

This cookie set will fit nicely in this BRP long cookie box (12″ x 5″ x 1.5″).

Stackable Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Set | Semi Sweet Designs

Template for the Christmas Tree Cookie Set

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for Christmas Tree set cookie design as a guideline.

You can download the 2020 Christmas cookie templates HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

To decorate this Christmas Tree Cookie Set, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

Begin by outlining and flooding all the tree pieces (minus the star area) with green icing. Let this icing set for one hour.

Christmas Tree Cookie Set step 1

Step 2

Next, add the beaded garland detail. I did a zig-zag pattern down the tree while varying the size of each dot.

Christmas Tree Cookie Set step 2

Step 3

Fill in the star topper section with gold icing.

Then outline the edges with dark green icing. Be sure NOT to outline the top parts of each section, as shown. If the top outline is added, the tree will have a double line when you place the final pieces together.

Christmas Tree Cookie Set step 3

Step 4

Finally, add your ornaments and decorations. I started with placing the ornament "bulbs" first around the garland. I also added a white shine dot while the icing was still wet.

Then, to fill the space, I scattered various twinkle stars and gold dots throughout. I added the tops of the ornaments with gold as well.

Christmas Tree Cookie Set step 4

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

When all four pieces are stacked and assembled together, it should like like the tree below.

The overall tree dimensions are 10.5" tall and 4.5" wide. I used this BRP long cookie box (12″ x 5″ x 1.5″) for packaging and it fit perfectly.

What turned out to be a nice feature are the interlocking branches at the bottom edges. The branch "bumps" helped keep the pieces in place, avoiding any shifting while the box was being handled.

Christmas Tree Cookie Set | Semi Sweet Designs
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