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

Kay Chun and Jane Kirby
Recipe by Real Simple December 2002


Credit: Melanie Acevedo

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3 trees


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  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

calcium 18mg; 127 calories; calories from fat 32%; carbohydrates 21g; cholesterol 4mg; fat 4g; fiber 1g; iron 1mg; protein 1mg; saturated fat 1g; sodium 96mg.