Hi Everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a great December so far! It’s a little strange to be sitting in my living room with all the windows wide open because it’s so warm outside, and it’s the beginning of December! But the crazy weather is supposed to catch up with the season this weekend and it’s supposed to (hopefully) snow! I wanted to show you all this fun Christmas baking idea today. A couple of days ago, I got a package from my mom who knows how much I love to bake, so she sent me lots of different cookie cutters and baking tools, one of them being a set of stacking gingerbread cookie cutters to make a gingerbread tree, that I couldn’t wait to use! These little trees make for really cute little decorations around your kitchen, they smell like Christmas and they are so fun to decorate!
To make these, you will need a set of stacking star cookie cutters. Since I was making these for a party and baked over 300 pieces I used a store-bought gingerbread cookie mix to save time, but you can use your favorite gingerbread recipe to make these! For the icing, I made a classic royal icing and kept it pretty thick so that it would act as glue and hold the different pieces together, and then sprinkled it with some white sparking sugar to make it look like shimmery snow. I also inserted a toothpick behind the star on top just to make sure it wouldn’t fall. Make sure that you let the tree dry completely before moving it.
Happy Baking, Everyone!