Puff Pastry Christmas Trees, a fun and easy Holiday Cookie, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar makes them irresistible. Kids will love them.
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees make the cutest place settings, just place the stick in your favourite thick chocolate and top with a small powdered sugar sprinkled star! So cute.
These little Christmas trees are quite popular in Italian houses during the holidays. Usually you see them more as a savory appetizer than a sweet dessert.
I have made them a few different ways, one I spread with a lightly seasoned tomato sauce and one I spread with Nutella. These turned out to be a little bit messy to put together but delicious all the same.
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees
But I have to say the idea of anything cinnamon goes over really well in my house, with friends and family, so I knew it would be a good idea.
More Cinnamon Recipes you may Enjoy!
Maple Glazed Brown Sugar Cinnamon Scones
Homemade Cinnamon Apple Strudel
Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
If you decide to use these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees as a place setting, then I would advise you to use a sturdy larger chocolate, I brought back some caramel chocolates from Canada and they worked out perfectly.
And with the left over dough I cut out little stars, that I dusted with powdered sugar to use to place on top of the tree.
Whether you make these Puff Pastry Christmas Trees as simple cookies or as a place setting, I hope you enjoy them.
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees
- 1 roll puff pastry
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 10 sturdy large chocolates
- Pre heat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out dough on parchment paper. Cut 12 strips lengthwise. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Remove from fridge and fold 10 strips of dough accordion style, start with a small amount and widening as you go (until you reach the end).
- Place a long skewer in the center from the base to the top of the tree. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Once all 10 strips have been made, sprinkle with sugar mixture. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden.
- The last 2 strips use to make your mini stars for the top of the tree. If the strips are too narrow, then knead together, re roll with a rolling-pin and cut out. (or just leave an extra wide strip). Bake stars for approximately 10 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool completely then dust with icing sugar.
- Place a star on the top of the tree and place the stick in a sturdy chocolate of choice. Enjoy!
- In a small bowl combine well the sugar and cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from – Alberelli di Pasta Sfoglia
Hi can you make these a couple of days before Christmas but not cook them until the day you need them?
Hi Shar, yes you can make them in advance, I wouldn’t go more than 1-2 days though. Merry Christmas!
Brian and Gena Fowler says
Love the recipe! The only problem we had was one of the trees started to slide down the skewer. We experimented by adding a small piece of a maraschino cherry under the tree to hold it in place. Not only did it work but the cherry flavour mixed in with the cinnamon was absolutely delicious!
Hi Brian & Gena, thanks so much and so glad you like the recipe. Great idea to use the cherry! Have a great weekend.
Carmen Rodríguez says
W hat if Where I live, there’s no such puff pastry? How can I replace it?
Hi Carmen well I have a recipe for homemade, very easy or you could use regular pie dough, I’m sure that would work too. https://anitalianinmykitchen.com/puff-pastry/ Hope this helps. 🙂