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Cookie Trees

Photo: Melanie Acevedo

3 trees

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.