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christmas tree cookie stacks

Making delicious piled-high stacks of cookies and frosting is not only easy but FUN!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas tree cookie stacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 c Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb
  • container)
  • Candy sprinkles if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  3. Shape 3 (1/4-cup) balls from dough. Shape 3 more balls, using 3 level tablespoons dough for each. Place all 6 balls on ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  5. Meanwhile, shape 3 balls using 2 tablespoons dough for each ball. Shape 3 balls, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place all 6 balls on ungreased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  7. Continue with remaining dough to make 3 balls of each of the following diameters: 1 1/4 inches, 1 inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges are light brown.

  8. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  9. Heat frosting in microwavable bowl uncovered on High 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds, until frosting can be stirred smooth and fluid. Each tree will be a stack of 8 different size cookies.

  10. To assemble 3 trees, stack cookies on serving platter, starting with largest size cookie on bottom, and stacking each smaller size cookie on top, spreading frosting between each layer. Drizzle remaining frosting over trees, and garnish with sprinkles.