Holiday Tree Cookie Stacks

Chocolate chip cookies make up these delicious 3D holiday trees. They're easy to make when you start with Betty Crocker cookie dough.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)
Candy sprinkles, if desired
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Shape 3 (1/4-cup) balls from dough. Shape 3 more balls, using 3 level tablespoons dough for each. Place all 6 balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, shape 3 balls using 2 tablespoons dough for each ball. Shape 3 balls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place all 6 balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  • 3 Continue with remaining dough to make 3 balls of each of the following diameters: 1 1/4 inches, 1 inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Heat frosting in microwavable bowl uncovered on High 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting can be stirred smooth and fluid. Each tree will be a stack of 8 different size cookies. To assemble 3 trees, stack cookies on serving platter, starting with largest size cookie on bottom, and stacking each smaller size cookie on top, spreading frosting between each layer. Drizzle remaining frosting over trees, and garnish with sprinkles. Sprinkle powdered sugar on platter to look like snow.

Expert Tips

Any flavor Betty Crocker cookie mix can be used in place of the chocolate chip. Make dough according to package directions. Bake times may vary, watch the cookies closely as they bake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.