These Cute Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookies just take a few minutes to create, but your guests will think you spent all day in the kitchen. You may make these for a last-minute gathering. They’re also ideal for your Christmas Cookie Exchange.
Finding creative uses for the Pillsbury Shapes sugar cookie dough is so much fun.
You can find cute shapes for just about any holiday you celebrate.
We recently shared our Double Decker Cookies made with Christmas shapes.
And now we’re sharing another unique way to use this dough.
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Key to Success #1 – Let the Cookies Cool
For this quick and easy recipe, we’re using Pillsbury Shape Sugar Cookie Dough.
If you haven’t seen this product, it’s essentially refrigerated sugar cookie dough with a holiday shape embedded in it.
The cookies are precut so they’re easy to use.
Simply follow the package directions to bake the cookies.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely before making the sandwich cookies.
If you try to add the frosting before the cookies are cool, the frosting may melt and make a runny mess.
You can pop the cookies into the refrigerator if you need the cookies to cool quicker.
Keep in mind that the cookies need to be room temperature or cooler before you add the frosting.
Key to Success #2 – Fluff the Frosting
In these simple sandwich cookies, you can use any frosting you want.
When I make these cookies, I use Duncan Hines Whipped Fluffy White frosting.
I think the pure white color of this frosting really enhances the look of the colorful sprinkles.
You could substitute another white frosting or go for a chocolate frosting.
No matter the frosting, be sure to stir the frosting well before using it.
I like to scoop the frosting out into a separate bowl and use my hand mixer to whip it until it is fluffy and soft.
Spoon the frosting into a plastic zip-top baggie and snip off the tip to use it as a piping bag.
Squeeze the frosting on the bottom of one cooled cookie.
Add about 1/2-inch of frosting to the cookie then place another cookie on top.
Continue making sandwich cookies in this manner until you’ve used up all the cookies.
Key to Success #3 – Roll in Nonpareil Sprinkles
After you’ve added the frosting and popped the lid on top, it’s time to roll them in sprinkles.
For this easy Christmas cookie, we’re using nonpareil sprinkles.
What are nonpareil sprinkles?
Nonpareil sprinkles are sprinkles that look like tiny balls.
They are tiny and round and come in many color combinations.
You can find nonpareils at your local craft store or on Amazon.
The nonpareils are often sold in colorful mixes for specific holidays.
I used a Christmas mix that contained red, green, and white nonpareils.
You can choose any color combination that you like for these Christmas cookies.
Simply roll the edges of the cookies into a bowl of nonpareils.
The excess sprinkles will fall away and your cookies will be ready to eat.
Save this Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookies recipe to your favorite Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas board or your Easy Christmas Treats board.
- 1 pkg (9 oz) Pillsbury Shape Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies
- 1 can (14 oz) fluffy white frosting
- Christmas nonpareils sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the sugar cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely.
- Stir the fluffy white frosting until smooth. Spoon frosting into a plastic zip-top baggie. Snip off the end of the bag and use it to pipe a frosting all over the back of one cookie. Place another cookie on top and squeeze until the frosting reaches the edge of the cookie sandwich.
- Place the nonpareil sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Roll the edges of the sandwich cookies in the sprinkles.
You can use other types of sprinkles if you prefer; however, I think nonpareils look the best on these cookies. Choose your favorite festive colors!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.