Cookie Trees

Cookie Trees Recipe
Photo: Melanie Acevedo

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

Yield:

3 trees

Recipe from

Real Simple

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Kay Chun and Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

December 2002
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