Giant Holiday Trees

Giant Holiday Trees
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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
1:55
Total Time
30 servings

Ingredients

Gingerbread

3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
molasses
1
large Land O Lakes® 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

Frosting

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

Decorations

Decorator sugars and candies, as desired

Directions

  1. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil; set aside.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup butter, brown sugar, molasses and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining gingerbread ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Divide dough in half. Pat each half of dough onto prepared cookie sheet to 12x9-inch tree shape with 3x2-inch base. Smooth edges of dough with knife. Bake 12-15 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool completely.
  5. Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, gradually adding enough milk, for desired spreading consistency. Stir in food color. Frost cooled trees; decorate as desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
<1g
Fat
7g
Sodium
140mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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