Big Christmas Cookie Trees

Big Christmas Cookie Trees

1 package refrigerated sugar cookies (18 ounce)
Creamy vanilla frosting, canned or homemade, about 1 cup.
Green food color
Colored decorator’s icing
Assorted decorations, candies
Line 2 large cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Remove half of cookie dough
from the package and refrigerate the rest. Cut dough into 16 slices. Roll 15
of the slices into balls.

Arrange cookie dough balls in a triangle shape, placing balls about 1/4-inch
apart in rows of 5,4,3,2, and 1. Shape the last slice and use for the trunk
of the tree.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 to 14 minutes, until
lightly browned. Cool completely, then repeat for the second tree.

When trees are cooled, peel foil from backs and place on trays. Combine
frosting and food coloring in a small bowl; blend well.

Frost cookies.

Decorate with tinted icing and desired candies.