Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

Fun and festive, these cookie sandwich trees will be a huge hit with kids of all ages. They’re a super-cute holiday treat!

Christmas cookie recipes - Gingerbread sandwich treesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2dozen 25minutes + chilling 10minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
2dozen 25minutes + chilling
Cook Time
10minutes per batch
Portions: dozen
Portions: dozen
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and molasses. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, baking soda, ginger and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until easy to handle, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. tree-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press M&M's into half of the cookies. Bake until edges are firm, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. If using vanilla frosting, tint with green food colouring if desired. Spread frosting over bottoms of plain cookies; covered with decorated cookies. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

1 sandwich cookie: 230 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fibre), 3g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.