Sweet and simple. Give mini mod Christmas tree cookies this year.
I love giving tiny, bite-size cookies for Christmas gifts. They are easier to eat and offer instant portion control. Sure, you could just eat 20 of them, but at least I offer the option of portion control.
And these Christmas trees use only one color of icing, so that makes life much easier. If you can’t find any of those red or silver dragees, just use mini M and Ms. Or any comparable candy.
how to make mini mod Christmas tree cookies
*Find the decorating bags, couplers, tips and dragees in the craft store. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes in Leaf Green and/or Electric Green.
what to do:
Prepare the cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, roll out and cut out triangles. Here, I used a large star cookie cutter and cut the tips. Or, you can just cut out triangles in any size you like. Bake and let cool.
Prepare the royal icing. The icing should be thick enough to hold its shape when piped without running off the cookie, but thin enough that it folds into itself within about ten seconds. Thin with drops of water until the consistency is right. Tint it green (or two greens, if you like). Fill a decorating bag fitted with coupler and tip.
Work with 5 to 10 trees at a time. Outline the triangles with the green icing. Pipe to fill the triangle. Add some dragees on top. Let the cookies dry overnight before handling and packaging.