Spruce up your holiday treats this year by ditching the store bought sweets and baking batches of these cute Christmas tree desserts instead! From cookies to cakes, cupcakes to brownies, these tree-shaped sweets are sure to spread the Christmas cheer!
Kids and adults alike will love trimming these trees! Forget all about detangling those strings of lights, instead just bust out the icing, sprinkles and candy decorations and get ready to get festive in the kitchen with these Christmas tree treats.
1. Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies
Try, try this sweet potato pie! Made using fresh sweet potatoes, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, this marshmallow-topped dessert celebrates the warm flavors of fall.
2. Red and Green Pull-Apart Cupcakes
No need to get out the shaped pans this year – let the cupcakes do the work for you with this Red and Green Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake. Simply decorate your cupcakes, then arrange them in a tree shape for a fun grab-and-go dessert your guests will love.
3. Mini Candy Tree Cupcakes
Use Candy Melts candy in your favorite colors to create these fun edible tree-shaped cupcake toppers. A bright and colorful dessert that will cheer up your holiday spread, these candy trees can also be used to top cakes or cookies.
4. Small Swirl Tree
You can add fun, edible trees to cakes, cupcakes and gingerbread houses with this simple decorating technique. Made using a star decorating tip, these little swirl trees can be piped with buttercream, royal icing or even meringue. Don’t forget some sprinkle ornaments!
5. Happy Little Trees Cake
Turn a simple white cake into a winter oasis with this Happy Little Trees Cake. Use various shades of green frosting to pipe your forest, then top your trees with a coating of white nonpareils to make it look like a fresh coat of snow.
6. Gilded Golden Tree Brownies
Your favorite brownie recipe is topped with buttercream and sparkling gold sugars in this Gilded Golden Tree Brownies project. A fun dessert for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, these tree-shaped brownies are decorated using the Sugar Writer Sanding Sugar Pen for easy decorating.
7. Christmas Tree Cake
Everyone will pine over this adorable Christmas Tree Cake. A fun and creative way to practice your piping skills, this cake is a tree-mendous dessert everyone will love!
8. 3-D Christmas Tree Cookies
Curves and lines come together to give this Christmas tree cookie a 3-D look! Decorated using various shades of royal icing, these cookies dry hard for easy packaging and gifting.
9. Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes
Give Santa a little break from the cookies with these cute Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Cupcakes. Use the tips of store-bought sugar cones to make Christmas trees or Santa hats (or both!), then decorate them with buttercream and sprinkles. Top your trees with a star-shaped sprinkle for the perfect finishing touch!
10. Metallic Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies
Paint some shimmer on your Spritz cookies with Pearl Dust and sparkling sugar sprinkles. A quick and easy cookie you can make for any winter celebration, these Metallic Christmas Tree Spritz Cookies are a fun way to jazz up this traditional Christmas recipe.
11. Christmas Tree Mini Cupcakes
Half the work is done when you decorate these mini cupcakes with tree-shaped icing decorations. A simple project for beginning decorators, these Christmas Tree Mini Cupcakes are perfect for small gatherings with friends or a night spent decorating in the kitchen with the kids.
12. Lush Winter Green Cookies
Lovely shades of green and blue make these Lush Winter Green Cookies perfect for Christmas or December bridal showers. Decorated using royal icing, these cookies dry hard for easy packaging and gifting. Use them as party favors or arrange them on a platter to serve with a cup of hot cocoa.
13. Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees
Create a forest of metallic trees with this elegant ice cream cone Christmas tree display. Decorated using a variety of sprinkles and piping techniques, these trees make a lovely (and edible!) holiday centerpiece. Want to add more color? Use red, white and green sprinkles instead!
14. Looped Christmas Tree Cookies
Icing Pouches make it easy to decorate these Christmas tree cookies with a fun looped design. A simple decorating project kids and beginners can do, these Looped Christmas Tree Cookies can be left as is, or topped with colorful sprinkles.
15. A Pop of Christmas Tree Cookies
Bring a little Christmas into your kitchen with these cute Pop of Christmas Tree Cookies. No cookie cutters needed for these little treats, simply cut triangles of dough using a sharp knife, then bake and decorate as desired. Serve with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa for the perfect cold winter treat!
16. Pull-Apart Christmas Tree Brownies
How fun is trimming the tree when it’s made of bite-sized brownies? A fun and easy dessert that’s great for family get-togethers, this tree-shaped cake is made of small brownies, so no cutting required! Use your favorite star tips to fill in the tree, then decorate to your heart’s desire with holiday-shaped sprinkles!
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