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5 from 4 votes

Gingerbread Tree

The most adorable homemade, gingerbread tree recipe that is perfect as a centerpiece and makes the house smell incredible!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Tree
Calories: 4148kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $10


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp water


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 8 tbsp warm water


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves and baking soda together until the mixture is smooth
  • Blend in the flour and water to make a stiff dough.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Roll out the dough and use cutters to create the different star 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 cookies.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until crispy.

Icing Recipe

  • With the whisk attachment, beat all of the ingredients for about 5-10 minutes, until the frosting is fluffy and thick.


Calories: 4148kcal | Carbohydrates: 814g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 2133mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 601g | Vitamin A: 2836IU | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 15mg