Gingerbread Cookie Tree

Posted on December 6, 2013
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!
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To make these, youΒ will need a set of stacking star cookie cutters.Β 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.
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Happy Baking, Everyone!

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50 Comments

  • Reply Zainab Mansaray December 6, 2013 at 2:26 am

    This looks so fun!! I love all the sugar “snow” :). And I agree with you, the warm weather is throwing me off a bit.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much, it was a fun baking project! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  • Reply Cathy December 6, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I love this idea! The little trees are so sparkly and festive. I can picture how they are going to dress up my Christmas buffet table. I found you at Foodie Friday. Looking forward to browsing through your blog. Love what I see so far.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! It was fun to bake and decorate these little trees! Hope you are having a good weekend πŸ™‚

  • Reply Silvia Pesce December 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

    wow πŸ™‚ that’s a very beautiful tree.. mmm, it’s adorable!
    love,
    Silvia

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Silvia!

  • Reply Deborah Sommerlot December 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    WOW! The pictures are fantastic! GREAT JOB

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply AngelaMuir December 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    How cute! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks so much, Angela!

  • Reply Scarlett @Scarletts Excellent Adventures December 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I have a stacking set of cutters and tried this a few years ago with sugar cookies. It was a total disaster. I just used regular icing, maybe with royal icing as you suggest. I’ll have to break out those cookie cutters again!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Yeah, I think that may be the trick. I made my royal icing super thick and that made it very sticky, which really worked well with the trees! Hope you’re having a good weekend! Thanks for stopping by, Scarlett!

  • Reply Tina December 8, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Stopping by from Sat Night Fever…I love this idea! Total crowd pleaser at a holiday dessert table. πŸ™‚
    Tina at http://www.tinaschic.com

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Tina! It’s a fun Christmas baking project! πŸ™‚

  • Reply swirlsandspice.com December 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

    So lovely!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Deanna Lyn December 10, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Those cookies are very creative,and they look beautiful! Your also have a talented for photography,beautiful pix!
    Deanna from cookingtherecipe

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Deanna, that’s so sweet of you! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a good weekend!

  • Reply Andi Gleeson December 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

    These are so pretty, Maria! Thanks for sharing them with us at Saturday Night Fever.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks so much, Andi!

  • Reply Sherry Thecharmofhome December 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

    How cute!
    Sherry

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Sherry!

  • Reply Trish - Mom On Timeout December 11, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Love this beautiful and edible tree Maria! It’s sooo pretty! Pinned πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Trish! It’s such a fun and easy baking and decorating Christmas project πŸ™‚ Hope you have a good weekend!

  • Reply lifemadesweet December 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    These are adorable and such a great idea! Totally pinning!!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Deonna Wade December 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/merriest-blog-hop-week-3.html

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Deonna!

  • Reply Kayla @ Home Coming December 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

    This looks adorable (and delicious!) I’m hosting a giveaway for a beautiful chandelier that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/master-bedroom-reveal-and-chandelier.html

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks so much, Kayla!

  • Reply Tammy N December 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Very pretty gingerbread tree. I think using a gingerbread cookie mix is a great idea to save time during the holidays.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks so much, Tammy! And I totally agree, if you’re making a whole lot of cookies during the holidays, a cookie mix can be a life saver!!! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  • Reply The Cottage Market {Andrea} β™₯ December 13, 2013 at 4:56 am

    What a gorgeous gingerbread creation my friend! Picture Perfect! Thank you for sharing : ) hugs…

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Miz Helen December 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    What a precious idea for a Gingerbread Cookie Tree! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply Michele Reynolds December 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Your cookie tree is super cute! I was featured a junkie joe’s party too:) Merry Christmas. Pinned and new follow to your social media!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Michele!

  • Reply Kristen Dobson December 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    These are so cute and unique! Love them!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristen!

  • Reply Britni Vigil December 14, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    This is so cute! I think it would be great with sugar cookies for a party too. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much, Britni!

  • Reply Ashley Chapman December 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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    Thanks a bunch,

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  • Reply Sarah Coller December 16, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Good morning, Maria! This is a super cute idea and looks so festive! Thanks for linking up at Make Bake Create. Hope you have a lovely week!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

  • Reply Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above December 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

    This is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  • Reply Rebecca Hubbell December 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I love these, they are so cute! I’ve included them in my Christmas Cookie Roundup! http://www.livingbettertogether.com/2013/12/christmas-cookie-roundup.html

    Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Miz Helen December 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, hope you enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply Vashti Q-Vega December 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Maria! This looks so pretty and scrumptious! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Barb Brookbank December 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    This is wonderful – I’m going to try this someday.

    • Reply Maria December 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks, Barb! My mom got me a set of star shaped cookie cutters to make these little trees last year, and it was such a fun little baking project! πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!

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