Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (28g)

Calories 116
Calories from Fat 34 (29%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 39.8mg 2%
Potassium 35.6mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 0.9g 2%

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Recipe Description
This "tree" is an edible centerpiece that can be made from stars, hearts, fluted circles or rings. Ten cutters, ranging from 2 to 8 3/4 inches (increasing by 3/4 inch from one size to the next) are required. Nested cookie cutter sets are available in specialty shops, but homemade patterns work just as well.
Prep time
30 min
Cook time
14 min
Ready In
44 min


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5 Tablespoon(T)  half and half
1 Teaspoon(t)  vanilla
4 Cup(c)  powdered sugar
5 Cup(c)  gingerbread cookie dough base


Prepare and refrigerate gingerbread cookie dough as directed. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Roll half of dough at a time, 1/4 inch thick on floured surface. Cut 3 cookies of each size with floured cutter or patterns. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake large cookies 12 to 14 minutes and small cookies 8 to 10 minutes, or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool slightly, then remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely. Beat powdered sugar, vanilla and half and half until smooth and of spreading consistency. Assemble tree on serving plate or foil covered cardboard. Starting with largest cookies, stack cookies as frosted, or stack unfrosted cookies together with small dab of frosting in center of each. Let layers dry or hold cookies in place with bamboo skewers if necessary. Use remaining frosting to pipe "snow" on the tree with decorating bag. Decorate with assorted candies, if desired.

Additional notes

See our recipe for Gingerbread Cookies to create the dough based used in creating this edible "tree." Depending upon how large you want it to be, consider doubling the amount of dough.

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