Giant Holiday Trees

Giant Holiday Trees

What a fun centerpiece for the holidays. Use this dough to make a giant gingerbread tree or use holiday-shaped cookie cutters to make individual cookies.

30 min. prep time
2 trees
000 Ratings



3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt


3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Green food color


Decorator sugars and candies, as desired


Combine 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining gingerbread ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).

Heat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half. Pat each half of dough onto aluminum foil-lined cookie sheet to 12x9-inch tree shape with 3x2-inch base. Smooth edges of dough with knife. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl. Beat at low speed, gradually adding enough milk, for desired spreading consistency. Stir in food color. Frost cooled trees; decorate as desired..

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 150

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #9456©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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