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How to Decorate the O Tannenbaum Cookie

For this adorable tree, you’ll use a special sprinkle mix that has red holly berries mixed right in.

For this adorable tree, you’ll use a special sprinkle mix that has red holly berries mixed right in.

What You Need:

  • sugar cookies
  • green cookie icing
  • red cookie icing
  • icing bottles ($20; sweetdanib.com)
  • offset spatula
  • paper plate
  • holly sprinkles
  • tweezers ($10; sweetdanib.com)
  • toothpick
  1. 1

    Using a bottle filled with green icing, outline the tree portion of the cookie (skipping the trunk), leaving a slight border from the edge of the cookie.

    Tip: Using an icing bottle with a tip gives you more control. You can also buy pre-packaged tubes of icing at the supermarket.

  2. 2

    Fill in the tree with icing.

  3. 3

    Using an offset spatula, spread the icing evenly.

    Tip: Shake the cookie after smoothing out the icing to eliminate bumps and allow the icing to settle.

  4. 4

    On a paper plate, sprinkle the cookie with holly sprinkles, making sure to cover the icing completely. Shake off the excess sprinkles.

    Tip: An inexpensive paper plate is best. Conserve the excess sprinkles by bending the plate and pouring the sprinkles back into their original container for future use.

  5. 5

    Using tweezers, add any extra holly berries to the tree as needed.

  6. 6

    Using a bottle filled with red icing, outline the trunk portion of the cookie. Fill in with icing and smooth with a toothpick.

  7. 7

    Let dry for 12 hours.

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