A batch of vanilla cookie dough is tinted two different colors to create these Christmas trees.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2010


Recipe Summary

Makes about 3 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tint dough with food color as desired. Shape dough into 2 disks, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  • Roll out 1 disk on a lightly floured piece of parchment to a 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining disk. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Using a tree cutter, cut out trees. Using a #12 Ateco pastry tip, cut out ornaments within trees. Working with dough in a contrasting color, use the same rectangular cutter to cut out puzzle pieces that fit within cutouts. Transfer all shapes and pieces to parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Fit puzzle pieces into cookies. Refrigerate 30 minutes more.

  • Bake until cookies are firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks; let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Try one of our cutout cookie variations: Stained-Glass Snowmen, Stained-Glass Wreaths, Sugared Wreaths, Fluted Wreaths, and Cookie Houses.