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Smiling Spruce Cookies

From a petite pan, a great treat grows! Use our Petite Tree Pan to bake these Smiling Spruce Cookies, which are covered with poured icing branches, then decorated with easy details and topped with a gum drop star.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

Prepare cookie recipe and press into Petite Tree Pan cavities. Bake and cool following pan instructions. Unmold cookies from pan and place on cooling grid over a drip pan.

Step 2

Thin green royal icing with water until it reaches pouring consistency. Cover cookies with icing; transfer to waxed paper-covered board. Let dry.

Step 3

Decorate the following in full-strength royal icing. Pipe tip 4 ball eyes in white; add tip 3 dot pupils in black. Outline and pipe in tip 2 mouth in black; add tip 2 dot tongue in red (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2 dot nose in green.

Step 4

Roll out a spice drop on a flat surface covered with granulated sugar. Cut star shape using smallest star Cut-Out. Attach to cookie with dots of icing.