Cookie Trees

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Cookie TreesRecipe
Photo: Melanie Acevedo

Make Cookie Trees out of vanilla wafers for a fun holiday centerpiece that the kids can help create.

3 trees


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2 16-ounce boxes confectioners' sugar
6 egg whites
3 Styrofoam cones, ranging in height from 7 to 12 inches (available at craft stores)
4 12-ounce boxes vanilla wafers or other small, flat cookies


Beat all but 1/4 cup of the sugar with the egg whites until stiff. Spread a thin layer of the frosting on a cone, then, working from the bottom up, overlap cookies, using more frosting as necessary. Repeat for the other 2 cones. Use a small sieve to dust the trees with the remaining sugar.

Note: Straight pins can be used to hold the cookies in place until the frosting dries, but don't forget to remove them.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calcium 18.01 mg
Calories 126.6
Caloriesfromfat 32 %
Carbohydrate 21 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Fat 4 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 96 mg