Christmas cookies are a popular dessert to serve during the holidays. Turn cookies into cookie pops easily for a fun way to serve your Christmas desserts.
Simple triangles are transformed into a sweet forest of Christmas tree cookies for your holiday dessert table when displayed propped together. Wrap a Styrofoam block with white tissue paper, or, just leave the block as is. Prop the cookies in the block.
Triangle cookie cutter
Green food coloring
Disposable decorating bags
Size “4” decorating tips
White tissue paper
Note: You may find triangle cookie cutters, about 3-inches in height, at the craft store or specialty stores, such as Sur la Table, or online. Or, just cut out triangles by hand. Find cookie sticks, decorating bags, couplers, tips, dragees, the Styrofoam block and tissue paper at the craft store.
Bake your cookie pops:
Snap the ends off of the cookie sticks so they are roughly 4-inches long, or, use 4-inch lollipop sticks instead of cookie sticks. You may also use a variety of stick lengths so your trees stand at different heights. Roll out chilled cookie dough, cut out triangles, insert cookie sticks, and bake according to the recipe. Let cool.
Prepare your icing:
Prepare royal icing and tint one or two shades of green. Prepare decorating bags with couplers and size “4” tips. Fill with your half of the green icing(s) and close tightly with rubber bands. Cover and reserve remaining icing.
Decorate your cookies:
Pipe an outline on the cookie with green icing and let set about 15 minutes. Thin the reserved icing of the same green color with water, a few drops at a time, until of flooding consistency (a spoonful turned over the bowl should disappear into the icing in ten seconds). Fill an empty decorating bag, snip about ¼ inch from the tip and loosely pipe to fill the triangle with green. Encourage the icing as needed with a toothpick until the entire triangle fills with green icing.
Let the cookies set twenty to thirty minutes and attach the dragees while the icing is still wet, but not so wet the dragees sink. If the icing has dried too much, adhere the dragees with a dab of light corn syrup. Let the cookies dry well, preferably overnight.
Arrange your cookies