Holiday Hack: Turn Classic Cookies into Cookie Christmas Trees
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we love us a good cookie. Whether we’re tricking out the classic chocolate chip recipe, turning Oreos into panna cotta, truffles and turkeys, or creating Girl Scout Cookie cream cups, we can’t get enough of the sweet stuff. And now we’ve taken it upon our shortcut chef selves to turn your favorite cookies into Christmas trees.
For our cookie trees, we went to the supermarket and stocked up on the cookies listed below. You can definitely use different cookies as well as homemade though!
<br/>– Lemon Tea Shortbread Cookies
– Golden Oreos
– Nilla Wafers
– Nutter Butter Bites
– Green Sparkle Gel Icing
– White Sugar Pearl Sprinkles
– White Chocolate Chips
Organize your cookies according to size.
Place your shortbread cookie on your “cooking” surface. Squeeze a ring of gel icing on the outer top edge of the cookie. Press down the next cookie – in our case, this was a snickerdoodle. Squeeze another ring and add your next cookie, and repeat until you get to the top.
Top with a white chocolate chip as your star and let the icing set for a few minutes.
Repeat with as many trees as you like!
Now it’s time to add your ornaments. We love Wilton’s Sugar Pearl sprinkles because they really do look like little pearls! We did two rows of ornaments on the outer edge of our trees.
And that’s it! You’re done! Simple as pie, right? Well, come to think of it… pie is way less simple than this :)
What are your favorite sweet treats for making over the holidays? Any awesome Christmas cookie hacks we should know about? Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!