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CHRISTMAS TREE COOKIES/ White Christmas



Decorated cookies can look more interesting in non-traditional colors. Instead of the usual green, I fashioned these cookies on a white tree. At Christmas my sister-in-law decorates two trees, a traditional fresh pine with colorful lights and ornaments, and the other a white angel tree. It makes the prettiest tree ever and looks so brilliant and stunning. She takes a fresh frazier fir and adorns it with white lights and silver and white ornaments. Most of the ornaments are angels. She was into angels before angels were cool. I should know; I’ve known her since I was 13 when she began dating my brother in high school. She has been a big sister and close friend ever since. In those early years she took me shopping, spent hours sharpening my routine for head majorette tryouts and we were each others maid of honor. She’s always been there no matter what and I’m proud to have her for my sister. After more than forty years she continues to shower our family with kindness and love.

Christmas tree cookies
 
White Christmas Tree Cookies
Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for detail tinted Gray with AmeriColor Super Black
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips #2, #3
Wilton Decorating Star Tip #16
Paintbrush
Vodka
Silver Luster Dust
VIEW VIDEO TUTORIAL




Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.

Flood cookie with white icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe garland with star tip #16 in gray icing.

Pipe dots with #2 tip in white icing.

Pipe bottom of tree with #3 tip in gray icing. Let dry overnight.

Mix a few drops of vodka with silver luster dust to create paint consistency.

Using a paintbrush dab silver luster dust onto garland and ornaments.

Christmas tree cookies
Let dry 30 minutes.

Christmas tree cookies

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, these could be placed in bags and hung on a tree for guests!
    Making them white is a great idea - and you could use whatever color to match the decorations on the tree...silver, gold, red...hooray!
    Thanks Joan, they are really unique.

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    1. What a great idea! Thank you for your comment. Enjoy the holidays!

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  2. These are very pretty. Your SIL's Christmas trees sound wonderful and it's so nice that you are both such good friends.

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I wish I had a photo of my sister-in-law's white angel tree to include in this post. I'll be sure to take a photo this year! Happy Holidays!

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  3. Oh, my gosh, these are GORGEOUS!!! I wish I had your decorating skills!! Pinning.

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    1. Liz, Thanks very much! I wish I had your photography skills. I'm always amazed by your food pics.

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  4. Joan, these cookies are absolutely beautiful!!! Wow! Thanks for sharing these beauties and pinning! Hope you are having a wonderful and happy week!

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    1. Cindy, Thank you and I appreciate the pin. I'm enjoying the snow this week...how 'bout you?

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  5. Beautiful! I just bought a huge Christmas tree cookie cutter. I love the white and silver think that's what I'll use! Thanks for sharing! pinned!

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    1. Paula, Thank you! I hope you post your Christmas tree cookies on your blog....I would love to see them. Thanks much for pinning too.

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  6. Joan....these are beautiful! There are many more colors to me that are reflective of the holidays than red and green. Silver and gold are two of those colors. I love these cookies. It reminds me of my desire to find one of those old vintage fake silver trees.....I LOVE those. And your cookies are inspiring me to think about that for next year! LOVE LOVE LOVE these! : )

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    1. Anne, ah, thank you. I like the shimmer of gold and silver too. Those vintage silver Christmas trees are out there...a good friend puts one up every year along with her vintage tree toppers. Thanks always for your support.

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  7. What a fun post-I loved the video tutorial! I just watched it and pinned it. Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Natasha, Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed the video tutorial. I appreciate the pin and thanks for hosting the link party.

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  8. You're right about the non traditional colors. I think the silver trimmings look fabulous on these cookies. You know, they remind me of a wedding setting as well. I think from the shape it's easy to identity the cookies as Christmas trees so why not have a little fun with the baking and decorations.

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    1. Thank you! I prefer the glittery colors at holiday time.

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  9. I don't think those would last too long yum

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    1. You are right. These cookies go quickly. Thanks for commenting.

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