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Slice ‘n’ Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

Soft, sweet and buttery sugar cookies with a bright green Christmas tree in the middle.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 129 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (415g)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (10g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (210g)
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, softened - 2 sticks (226g)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • green food coloring I used Wilton brand
  • sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Set aside. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, beat on medium for 3 minutes. Add egg, vanilla and almond. Mix until combined. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients. Mix on medium until a dough forms. Divide dough into thirds. Keep two thirds plain and color the other third green. I found it easiest to incorporate the color by kneading the dough with my hands.
  2. Roll the green dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 1-inch tree cookie cutter, cut as many trees as you can. Combine the scraps and roll again. Cut more trees. Repeat. Stack the trees together in 3 rows.
  3. Take the remaining plain dough and divide into thirds. Divide each third into smaller pieces that you roll out into narrow ropes of dough. Place the ropes around the trees. You will end up with 3 logs of dough. Roll each log in sprinkles, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for two hours or overnight.
  4. Once chilled, slice 1/4-inch thick cookies and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F. for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cool. Serve immediately or store covered for up to 1 week. They will also freeze well for longer life.
  5. Makes about 30 cookies.

Recipe Notes

Cookie design inspired by Lauren's Latest - she made slice 'n' bake heart cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Slice ‘n’ Bake Christmas Tree Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.