Decorate It Yourself (DIY) Cookie Tree

Decorate It Yourself (DIY) Cookie Tree

A sweet and easy memory-making activity to share with loved ones during the holidays. Use our cookie template to make cutting out the tree a snap.

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pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup butter, softened
Betty Crocker® green gel food color
container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Betty Crocker® cinnamon imperials and Betty Crocker® decors, as desired for decorating
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil.
  2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. With moistened fingers, press dough in bottom of pan.
  3. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Cut tree shape from baked cookie. If you need help, create a tree template. Place the template on the baked cookie and cut around it using a sharp knife.
  5. Stir food color into frosting as desired. Decorate cookie tree with frosting and candies.
Makes 20 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Chocolate chip cookie mix can be substituted for the sugar cookie mix. Stir some chopped nuts into the dough for an indulgent treat.
You can make the cutout cookie the day before the fun begins! Store cookie covered with plastic wrap or foil.
Try a variety of sugared gum drops, candy-coated sunflower nuts and cinnamon candies for fun designs and colors.
Cut shapes out of the scrap cookie; a star to decorate the top of the tree or squares and rectangles to make gifts to go under the tree.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.