Pretty Pink Christmas Trees

December 22, 2008 · 23 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Cookies, Desserts, Holidays / Entertaining, Pink Things

Pretty Pink Trees
I hope you didn’t actually think you could escape the holiday season without a pink cookie from me. These pink Christmas Tree sugar cookies are decorated with my traditional butter based frosting and sprinkled with a light dusting of delicate silver icing sugar. I’m not the only person in my family with a pink problem. My little sister talked my mom into letting her use pink lights on their tree this year. Pink must be very firmly encoded in our mutual DNA.

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1 Ele December 22, 2008 at 10:55 am

So pretty, Erin! I hope you get a few pics of the pink lit tree to show us.


2 Hänni December 22, 2008 at 11:13 am


btw it’s cookie making day here at casa de la alaska. my sis called me at 6:30 am to remind me. i guess she’s a little stoked. personally, i’m a little sleepy.


3 Elizabeth December 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Pink is surely encoded into our DNA! my grandma can’t get enough of it either! Those are positively delightful Erin.


4 Lys December 22, 2008 at 12:14 pm

I will be a cookin’ bakin’ fool this week – numerous requests for the Captain Morgan CC Cookie so eeeehh – happy holidays, right?


5 Carrie December 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm

so cute!!!

I’m slowly getting operational again.. sorry I haven’t been around! I’m totally going to drool my way through your back posts while the kids nap!


6 Megan December 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm



7 kristina December 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Those look heavenly! I may have to replace my traditional gingerbread cookies with pink trees next year! K x


8 NIKI December 22, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Pretty cookies! I’m glad mom let me use pink lights haha.


9 Katie December 23, 2008 at 12:59 pm

They make pink lights?!! Hmmmmm… Love the pink trees, I will have to mix up a little pink icing in your honor when we make cookies.


10 Hillary December 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Beautiful cookies! You should submit these to our holiday cookie contest! 🙂


11 Melissa December 23, 2008 at 10:55 pm

These are so cute! The pink is very subtle so it looks sorta like a little fairy Christmas tree with the silvery sprinkles. 😉


12 My Sweet & Saucy December 24, 2008 at 12:18 am

Love them! Too cute!


13 Colleen/FoodieTots December 24, 2008 at 8:39 am

Those are lovely. Happy Holidays to you!


14 Megan December 25, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Oohlala, the pink frosting is too cute! Merry Christmas!


15 Hermie's Mom December 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Soooo pretty! When I was young I avoided pink – seeing it as the uncool color that my mom loved. Now I love it myself…Guess it runs in our family too 🙂


16 Barrett January 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Hey Erin!

I’ve been meaning to tell you for a while how much I enjoy your site. Its my current and favorite resource for new food! I’m gonna try those rissoto cakes anything that has both your and the barefoot contessa’s approval is a must try.

anyway these cookies reminded me of the pink pterodactyls during sox play offs years ago. i miss your cookies.



17 Chelle August 31, 2009 at 9:02 pm

You need a category for all your pretty pink offerings!


18 Lynda February 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm

So cute! Why didn’t I think of that?


19 anickH April 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I use your same sugar cookies recipe. its definitly the best. btw i love the PINK christmas trees


20 Erin April 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Thank you! I was just looking at your blog and noticed that you were on the hunt for a sugar cookie recipe. I’m glad you like this one too. It’s my go-to recipe and I love that the cookies (per your criteria) taste good and don’t spread 🙂


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