Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Cookies
These Christmas tree chocolate dipped cookies are sweet, festive and great for the holidays.
It is December 9 already and we only have 14 days until Christmas! These cookies have been way overdue to be posted on my blog!
Did I ever tell you that Christmas is my favorite holiday? I probably did, but getting closer to it, makes me even more-excited and happier! And one of the things I love to do around Christmas is making shortbread cookies.
Since we enjoy chocolate so much in my house, these chocolate dipped, Christmas tree shaped cookies have been very popular at home lately. I’m not gonna lie, I eat butter cookies all year round, not only on Christmas.
They remind me of when I was a child and my sister and I used to make, bake, decorate and eat these. I was almost gonna forgot to mention, that I was in charge of decorating the cookies. We used to make 2-3 batches at a time and sometimes give them away to friends and neighbors.
These is nothing difficult about these Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Cookies. You make your cookie dough, chill it (highly recommended, I always do!), roll it out, cut Christmas tree shaped cookies and chill again. Then bake your cookies and let them cool. In the mean time prepare a chocolate ganache. Glue cookies together with ganache, then dip a part of them into it. Add some sprinkles on top.
You might ask why chill the dough twice? I know some butter cookie recipes do not call for chilling the dough, but I’ve tested this one quite a few times and in order for these cookies to retain their shape dough needs to be chilled prior to rolling and again prior to baking. Unrolled dough could be kept in a zip lock bag in the fridge for 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Chocolate ganache stays a little soft, if you leave cookies at room temperature and harden if you refrigerate them.
These Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Cookies are easy to make ahead and bring to a holiday party or just enjoy at home.Thanks for reading CookingLSL! To stay up on what’s going on in my kitchen, you can follow me on: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and sign up for e-mail updates, to receive more recipes (link in the sidebar).
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Christmas Tree Chocolate Dipped Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract — (optional)
- Sprinkles to decorate
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Add in vanilla.
In a bowl combine flour, cornstarch and baking soda, then add to the sugar-butter mixture. Mix until incorporated.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out Christmas tree shaped cookies using a cookie cutter.
Chill cookies for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Bake cookies for 10-13 minutes until they start to turn golden. Be careful not to over bake.
Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
Bring heavy cream to just a boil and remove from heat. Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Pour cream over chocolate chips, stirring to combine (might take a few minutes). Add in peppermint extract (if you decide to use it). Set ganache a side to set, stirring every so often.
To assemble the the cookies:
Once cookies have cooled to room temperature, fill them with the ganache , you can use a piping bag or spatula. Then dip them in an angle into the ganache. Top with sprinkles.
Christmas is my favorite but I can’t believe how fast it’s coming up this year! These cookies are so pretty! I love the chocolate dip and the sprinkles are so pretty and festive! They look like the perfect Christmas cookies!
Thanks Kelly ! It is true, Christmas is unbelievably close!
ahhh I’m obsessed with these! they are SO cute 😉 I love Christmas themed cookies 😉
I knew Christmas was coming way too fast, but somehow didn’t realize it was quite that close! Only 14 days! Too much left to do still! These cookies are adorable, I love the way you decorated them. So cute!
Glad you like them Stacey 🙂 I agree, there is so much to get done before Christmas!
Christmas is my favorite holiday too! I wish I could slow down time just a little, as it’ll be here before we know it! These cookies are gorgeous, Mira! I absolutely love that you dipped them in chocolate. So perfect for us chocolate lovers! 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Gayle!
Wow these cookies look absolutely amazing! Perfect for holiday cookie swapping!
These cookies are so cute!! I love this!
Yum! These would make a great holiday gift or just for sharing when guests come over to visit!
Thanks Sarah !!!
OMG these are so beautiful!!!!! 🙂
I’m not ready for celebrating Christmas at all! Gosh time pasted so fast. Those cookies look so colorful and bright, really great for the holiday season. And I love the fact that they’re relatively easy to make. Pinned! 🙂
I agree Maggie! Glad you like these!
Oh these are just SO adorable!! You really have an eye for sweets Mira, I never would have thought to do a part dip and sprinkles like this!! So so pretty!! So jealous that your Christmas is going to be littered with gorgeous treats.
Thanks so much Nagi! I could always send some to you 🙂
These are gorgeous, Mira! I love the ganache. And sprinkles! No wonder these are a winner!
Christmas trees are the perfect shape and size cookie to eat, (especially when you’re planning on eating 10 of them) But I love the concept of dipping half the cookie in the ganache. If it was on the whole cookie, the cookie would be too dark and less pretty. Ok, I must be crazy! But these cookies do look marvelous, you chose the perfect festive sprinkle on top, I’m heading out today to get some of those! Only 14 days to Christmas, well, at least my husband and I finally found one of those Frozen Elsa singing dolls….
Glad you like these! These Elsa dolls sound like fun!
This is my hubby’s favorite cookie!! And yours are decorated so adorably! Love them, Mira!!
Glad you like them Annie!
Aww these are adorable!! So festive. And good to know about chilling the dough. I probably would have tried to cut corners and ended up with a cookie mess!
Ohhhh this would be just the cookie to leave out for Santa! Shortbread is my favorite cookie in the wide world, and to cut them into little Christmas trees makes shortbread even better! When you said only 14 days until Christmas, my jaw dropped… and I quickly looked at my calendar… now only 13! YIKES!
I’m sire Santa will be happy to eat these 🙂 I can’t believe how close to Christmas we are 🙂
Beautiful cookies Mira! Even though I know that I only have 13 days left to get my shopping done, seeing it in print just put me in a panic, I’m so behind!!!
Thanks Linda! No worries, I’m so behind, too 🙂
MIRA! WHAT! Where is my box of these?! Still in the mail I presume? That dern postal service.. snail mail to the max. These are like my dream cookies. I hope you know that.. and are thinking about how guilty you would feel if there were not a box on their way to my front door at this very second….
Hey Cheryl, I have to send some to TN right now, before I get in trouble 🙂 I’m sure you’ll like them 🙂
These are THE cutest! And I honestly can’t believe it’s almost here! What happened?! I have way too many “Christmas-themed” dishes to post still haha
Thanks you! Yeah, it is unbelievable how close to Christmas we are, and I also won’t be able to post everything I had planned … Have a lovely day!
Love these, Mira! They’re adorable! Does the ganache get hard or does it stay a little soft?
Hey Tara, thanks a lot! Ganache stays a little sort at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge, it will harden 🙂
So cute and they would make lovely gifts.
These are my kind of Christmas cookies!! I love the chocolate coating and pretty holiday sprinkles. These wouldn’t last long at my house!! 🙂
Thank you Renee! It did not last long here either 🙂
Oh god. 14 days until Christmas?! I’m freaking out! Maybe I should make some of these cookies to calm me down… Pinned!
I’m sure you’ll like these Sarah 🙂
Christmas is my favorite holiday too! These cookies are so lovely, what wonderful gifts these make!
These look so so cute Mira! I love butter cookies! Pinned.
Thanks for pinning Manali!
I too love Christmas and I love making lots of cookies. These cookies look so pretty and I love that they are only partially dipped.
I’m glad you like these Cindy 🙂
These cookies are so festive! And they look so delicious…
Perfect looking cookies.. love how you dipped them in chocolate. Look so festive.
Tree cookies look really cute and festive! Just want to pick up and eat one!
I’m glad you like them Savita!!!
Wow! These cookies are just the cutest! With the Christmas season just around the corner, I’m definitely inspired to make my own. Thanks for sharing!
They look pretty and yummy Mira. I love homemade cookies, but I’ve frustrated with mine, before they would come up beautiful & tasteful, now it seems I can’t make them look pretty 🙁
Maybe as you wrote I should chill the dough longer… I’ll try it.
Have a great Sunday.
Hey Regina, I’m glad you like these cookies! I’ve noticed that in order for them to retain their shape, dough should be chilled for at least 2 hours before cutting the cookies and at least 1 hour before baking them! Have a great Sunday!
I know I’m late for the party here, but these cookies look ADORABLE! I need to make them asap!!! 🙂 Pinning!
Thanks for pinning Olivia! I hope you like them 🙂
I love the look of these!
How long do these last for?. I was thinking of giving them as presents in a sealed jar with festive ribbon. 🙂
They should last in air tight container for 2 weeks at room temperature 🙂
Love these!! I’m thinking of making this in advance and have them placed in individual plastic bags. Will the chocolate melt?
It most likely won’t melt, unless the temperature of the room is over 80F.