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Cream Cheese Frosting for Gingerbread-Cookie Trees

Use this recipe to make our Gingerbread-Cookie Trees.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 10 trees

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Put cream cheese into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until smooth. Reduce speed to medium-low, and mix in sugar and vanilla. Raise speed to medium-high, and mix until fluffy, 5 to 7 minutes.

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