Thursday, December 22, 2011

Edible Christmas Trees

Every year my school has a Polar Express Day the day before winter break where everybody gets to wear their pajamas and sometime during the day we make hot chocolate and watch Polar Express.  Along with this, my co-teacher and I usually like to do some fun holiday centers.  (We like to do fun stuff every once in awhile since the majority of the time it's work, work, work, learn, learn, learn.)  This year in my class we have 38 kids,  so we had to think of a few more centers than we have had in the past.  So, we added edible Christmas trees to the holiday center repertoire.  It's fun and only needs minor supervision if you're a third grader.

Here's what you'll need to make your edible trees:

  • Sugar cookies
  • Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Sugar cones (You can use waffle cones, but they have a curved bottom which is hard to lay flat on the sugar cookie.  Sugar cones are tree shaped, but have completely flat bottoms.
  • Small candies for decorating (M&M's, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, spice drops, whatever your little heart desires...)

1. Dye the icing green using food coloring and mix it up really well.   

2.  Use the frosting as glue and frost the sugar cookie for a base and put the cone on top upside down.

3.  Frost the whole cone with icing.

4.  Decorate any way you wish.

5.  Eat and enjoy!

Warning:  This can get pretty messy!  Here's the proof:

Here's where I originally found this fun idea on Pinterest:  Edible Christmas Trees.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim,

    I am getting ready to do a post on my blog Detroit Mommies and I used to have pics of my sugar cone Christmas trees. I was wondering if I could have permission to use yours in my post. My girls are making them but not in time for my post. Please email me at to let me know either way. I would appreciate it, thanks so much.


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