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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Your friends and family will be amazed by this 3D Gingerbread Cookies Christmas Tree! It’s made from layers of Gingerbread Cookies, Gum Drops and Candy.


Ingredients:

Wilton's 3-D Cake Kit from Michal's

Directions:

Prepare and roll out dough following recipe directions. Use cutters from set to cut two shapes of each cutter size. Bake and cool cookies.
Prepare *royal icing following mix package directions. Tint a large portion green; reserve some white. Cut approximately ¼ in. off tops of spice drops. Cut ½ in. off rounded top of large gum drop. Place cut sides down on parchment paper-covered cookie sheet.

*Royal icing takes at least 8 hours to set, so you will want to start your project at least one day in advance of serving.
Use tip 16, a cut disposable decorating bag and white icing to pipe swirl on top of candy. Let set, about 45 to 60 minutes.
Use round tip from set, a cut disposable decorating bag and green icing to assemble tree on foil-wrapped cake circle according to kit instructions.
Use round tip from set, a cut disposable decorating bag and green icing to pipe zigzags on each cookie tip, working with one whole side of tree at a time.

Immediately attach confetti sprinkles, icing decorations, mini jawbreakers and small cupcake decorations.
Repeat decorating all sides of the tree. Use icing to attach large gum drop to top of tree. Let set overnight.



Gingerbread House Preservation Tips:

  • Let your gingerbread house dry in a warm room for 24 hours.
  • Place the dry house in a well-ventilated room and spray well with varnish.
  • Warning: A brush might knock off candy.
  • Make sure to cover the house completely with varnish – inside door frames and windows included. Spray the inside first, and then circle the outside.
You can use these tips to preserve your gingerbread Christmas tree, gingerbread houses and cookies. You can cut holes in gingerbread cookies and loop ribbon through to make homemade Christmas ornaments. What a lovely memory to hang on the tree year after year!

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Source:  michaels.com

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