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Gingerbread Tree

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This year instead of making a gingerbread house, I decided to try a homemade gingerbread tree! I found these star cookie cutters from Crate and Barrel that are for making gingerbread trees. They’re on sale now too! I also followed my gingerbread recipe from last year, which you can find here. This would be an awesome centerpiece for a dessert table or even the kids’ table for Christmas. It also fills the house with a delightful and cheery scent! Read below for my directions for this gingerbread Christmas tree!

 

Use this recipe to make the gingerbread
Roll and use the star cut-outs to make the shapes. There is a chart inside the cookie-cutter package that tells you exactly how many cookies to make, 19 cookies total, but I ended up only using 16
Follow the icing recipe (below) and then put half of it into a bowl and the other half into a piping bag or bottle
Outline and then fill in the entire cookie with icing… repeat with every cookie
Stack from largest to smallest, alternating the points of the stars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar!

 

Icing recipe
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoon meringue powder
8 tablespoons warm water

 

Directions
With the whisk attachment, beat all of the ingredients for about 5-10 minutes, until the frosting is fluffy and thick.
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14 responses to Gingerbread Tree

  1. December 19, 2011

    How fun!

  2. December 19, 2011

    this is adorable!

  3. December 19, 2011

    beautiful and creative! I love it!

  4. December 19, 2011

    This is absolutely brilliant. Although I feel like it could be tricky to transport (knowing me, that is!). Ha!

  5. December 19, 2011

    SOOOO Christmassy!!! beautiful!!!

  6. December 19, 2011

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments!! The tree looks so pretty on our table and it smells good too! Xo

  7. Anonymous
    December 20, 2011

    Stunning, Eden!!!

  8. December 20, 2011

    This is such a cute idea! I love gingerbread!

    Maria xx
    http://www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  9. Kristine
    December 20, 2011

    Beautiful tree! Do you let the icing dry before you stack?

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