If you are looking for easy to make and fun Christmas Cookies, these Snow-Covered Coconut Christmas Tree Cookies are just the thing. The dusting of ‘snow’ and sprinkling of edible gold stars really make these cookies so very special.
Hello my friends! Well, despite my best efforts, it seems like there is no way to slow down the march of time and Christmas keeps inching closer. And that’s okay; with Kate home for a few days over the Thanksgiving holiday, we did a ‘speed-decorate’ and now our home looks ever so festive. Because we only had so much time before she needed to get back to school, we were incredibly efficient and it got done speedily!
We were also able to get a little baking done and these Snow-Covered Coconut Christmas Tree Cookies were a big hit…as in, they are all gone! And…as if they couldn’t be any better, they are also gluten-free!
When Kate was in Middle and High School, we would host a Christmas Cookie Swap for her friends and their moms. It was such a great opportunity to enjoy the holidays and expand our cookie repertoire in the process.
We would ask our guests to bring a couple of dozen cookies and then they would be able to gather an assortment to take home. These Snow-Covered Coconut Christmas Tree cookies were our contribution at several of our gatherings.
Kate originally found this recipe on Martha Stewart’s website and we’ve pretty much stuck to Martha’s recipe.
One year we did add some mini chocolate chips to the batter which did add a little something extra. I mean, COCONUT PLUS CHOCOLATE! One of those combinations made in heaven.
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This year, I added a gold tree topper and some edible gold star glitter to give my coconut Christmas tree cookies that certain ‘je ne sais quoi.’
That little house? I bought 2 of them probably 10 years ago and they always sit at my children’s’ place settings on Christmas day. They are German incense ‘smoker’ cottages and I was pleased that you can still find them…on Amazon of course.
And I know you’re thinking ‘incense on Christmas?’…but the incense is lightly scented pine, fir, and gingerbread scents. And really, you’re just aiming for the smoke that comes out of the chimney of your little cottage or the pipe of your German Smoker.
Don’t you just love seeing these little cookies in the midst of the snow storm?
This Coconut Christmas Tree cookie recipe is so incredibly easy, but if you love coconut macaroons, you’ll love these little morsels of yumminess.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 18mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Protein: 1g
Pinch the top to get the point of the tree. Don’t smooth the sides too much, you want them a little ‘rough’ to resemble the tree’s boughs and for the ‘snow’ to have somewhere to collect.
While the cookies are baking and cooling, punch out your stars.
I used a 1/2″ star paper punch and glued them on to half of a toothpick…the blunt half so that the pointy end goes into the tree. I had such a great time photographing the’snow’, never mind that my kitchen was covered in powdered sugar and that I cleaned it up for days!
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Seriously, if you need some quick Christmas cookies, this is your recipe…The snowstorm is optional.
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