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Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies

These Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies are flakey with a sweet vanilla taste, made from scratch, and topped with candy melts and Christmas sprinkles!

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies

Get in the Christmas spirit, put on some Christmas music and bake these delicious Christmas Tree cookies. They’re so easy to make and a family favorite! They also make a great gift to give by wrapping them up in a Christmas tin, then add a ribbon and you’re set to give.

how to make Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies

These are not your traditional Christmas cookies as there is no cookie cutter is required for this recipe.  All you need is the ingredients to make the cookies, two pie pans, a fork to poke the cookie dough and a knife to cut the cookie into Christmas tree shapes. Then, the fun comes when it’s time to decorate with melted candy and sprinkles. 

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Christmas Tree Cookies Ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup green candy melts
Assorted Christmas sprinkles

How to Make Cut Out Christmas Tree Cookies

Preheat oven to 300 F. Generously oil two 9 inch pie pans and line with parchment paper.


In a large bowl, add powdered sugar, softened butter, and mix until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined.

Next add all-purpose flour, salt, and mix until well incorporated. Divide cookie dough in half, place into the pie pans and spread the cookie dough out evenly.


Poke the cookie dough with a fork.

Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from oven and place onto cookie board and using a sharp knife, immediately cut each shortbread round into 8 wedges. Transfer onto cookie rack and cool completely.

christmas cookies

Melt the candy melts in a plastic baggie or a piping bag. Drizzle over cookies and immediately garnish with sprinkles.

christmas shortbread cookies

Recipe Notes

  • It’s important to cut the cookies while it’s still warm, otherwise, it will crumble if you try to cut it after it has cooled.
  • Cookies can be stored for 3 days in an airtight container and up to 1 week in the fridge.
  • Feel free to use chocolate chips instead of the candy melts, but make sure to add some oil to thin out the chocolate chips before drizzling.

christmas tree cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree Cookies

Yield: Makes 16 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup green candy melts
  • Assorted Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Generously oil two 9 inch pie pans and line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add powdered sugar, softened butter, and mix until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla extract and continue mixing until well combined.
    2. Next add all-purpose flour, salt, and mix until well incorporated. Divide cookie dough in half, place into the pie pans and spread the cookie dough out evenly. Poke the cookie dough with a fork.
    3. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from oven and place onto cookie board and using a sharp knife, immediately cut each shortbread round into 8 wedges. Transfer onto cookie rack and cool completely.
    4. Melt the candy melts in a plastic baggie or a piping bag. Drizzle over cookies and immediately garnish with sprinkles.

Notes

  • It’s important to cut the cookies while it's still warm, otherwise, it will crumble if you try to cut it after it has cooled.
  • Cookies can be stored for 3 days in an airtight container and up to 1 week in the fridge.
  • Feel free to use chocolate chips instead of the candy melts, but make sure to add some oil to thin out the chocolate chips before drizzling.

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