Sweet Tree

This cute little dessert is sure to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. It does take some time to make, but the end result is totally worth it! Using your favorite cupcake and sugar cookie recipe, these little guys will impress even the most critical guest at your next holiday gathering.

What you need:

  •                 Longaberger Woven Traditions® Dessert Bowls
  •                 Your favorite cupcake recipe
  •                 Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  •                 Nesting star cookie cutters (set of 6)
  •                 Vanilla icing
  •                 Powdered sugar
  •                 A small flour sifter

After you have mixed the ingredients of your cupcake recipe, pour the batter into the Dessert Bowls, making sure not to over-fill (you don’t want the cupcake to overtake the bowl).  Place the Dessert Bowls with cupcake batter in the oven; cook as recipe dictates.

After you have made and rolled the cookie dough, use the nesting star cookie cutters to cut varying sizes of cookies. Make 2 of the largest size cookies for the base (you will want seven cookies total for each cupcake).

The smallest of the cookies will obviously cook faster than the larger ones, so keep your eye on them, as they will burn easily.

After the cupcakes in Dessert Bowls are baked and the cookies are done, you are ready to assemble the tree. First ice the top of the cupcake, then place the largest star on top of it. Place a small dab of icing on top of the cookie to keep the cookie in place.

As you assemble the tree, alternate the points of the stars; this will make the stars look like a tree. Completely ice the top cookie and place the smallest star standing up, so that it looks like a tree topper.

Once you have assembled the tree, lightly sift the powdered sugar over the top of the sweet tree to make it look snow-dusted.  After you dust the tree, you should have the perfect little treat to serve your guests.