Vegan Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

This simple recipe for Vegan Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies is perfect for the holidays. To make these Christmas Tree shapes inside your vegan sugar cookies, you’ll need two cookie cutters. A miniature cookie cutter in the shape you desire (I used my Wilton miniature Christmas tree cookie cutter); and a slightly larger cookie cutter in a neutral shape, like a circle. Baking with kids can be a lot of fun! When I make these Christmas cookies with the kids, I make the dough ahead of time, and let the kids help with cutting out the shapes.

Watch the Video: How to Make Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Vegan Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

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Yield: 24 Cookies

Vegan Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Vegan Christmas Tree Cookies

This simple recipe for sugar cookies filled with Christmas tree shapes, is perfect for holiday baking with kids.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Cup All Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Green Food Coloring Gel


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugar.
  3. Mix in the water and vanilla until combined. 
  4. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then mix until the dough is smooth. 
  5. Divide the dough in two, and set aside half of the dough. 
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring to one half of the dough and mix until the color is uniform throughout. 
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the plain un-colored cookie dough until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough in circles using a 3” round cookie cutter. 
  8. Using a 1” Christmas tree cookie cutter, cut a Christmas tree shape into the middle of the cookie and remove the inside piece of the cookie dough. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Roll the green cookie dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s 1/4” thick. Cut the dough into Christmas tree shapes with the small cookie cutter. 
  10. Place the green Christmas trees into the centers of the cookies on the baking sheet. 
  11. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g