Christmas Tree Cookies – Naturally Colored With Kale

These green Christmas tree cookies are naturally colored with kale and decorated with cranberry pieces.

Christmas Tree Cookies - Naturally Colored With Kale

These festive red and green Christmas cookies taste as delicious as they look. And what’s best: they’re made without artificial dyes – they’re all naturally colored with curly kale leaves.  And even if the Christmas tree cookies are brilliant green, they don’t taste of kale – they taste just like classic Christmas sugar cookies!

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Christmas Tree Cookies




Naturally Colored Christmas Tree Cookies


Naturally Green Kale Cookies

  • 2 cups (240g) flour
  • 2/3 cup (160g) butter
  • 1/3 cup (80g) sugar
  • 4 tbsp kale puree (2 – 3 curly kale leaves)

Easy Icing

  • powdered sugar
  • hot water


  • chopped dried cranberries


Christmas Tree Cookies With Homemade Natural Food Dyes



Naturally Green Kale Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Kale puree: Remove the stalks, use just the leafy parts of the kale. Boil the kale with some water for 5 minutes, drain and refresh with cold water. Using a stick blender, puree the kale until smooth.

Knead together flour, butter and sugar. Then dye the shortcrust dough green with kale puree.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4″ (1/2cm) thick. Cut the dough into triangles or cut out trees with a tree-shaped cookie cutter. Bake the Christmas tree cookies for 12 minutes.

Easy Icing

Stir together powdered sugar and enough hot water until the icing is thick but pourable.


Decorate the naturally green Christmas tree cookies with icing and cranberry pieces.

Naturally Green Christmas Tree Cookies




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