5 Christmas Decorations You Can Eat Off the Tree

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What’s better than a homemade decoration for the Christmas tree? A homemade decoration you can eat! These five recipes are meant to be baked in your kitchen and then hung on the tree. They may only be good enough to eat for a day or two, but it’ll be worth it for the charm of snacking off the tree on Christmas Eve.

  1. Gingerbread biscuits, via Villeroy & Boch blog: Otherwise known as lebkuchen, these are classic German cookies. This particular recipe makes a firm lebkuchen that holds up better when hung on a Christmas tree.
  2. Meringue rings, via Great British Chefs: Another German invention, these meringue rings (also called baiserringe) are so pretty and ornamental when looped with a ribbon.
  3. Peppermint Rice Krispie snowballs, via A Spicy Perspective: A candy cane becomes a tree hook in this snowballs recipe! Don’t leave these on the tree more than a night, though — as if they’d last that long anyway!
  4. Stained glass cookies, via Yankee Magazine: The secret to the stained glass look in these cookies? Melted Jolly Ranchers and LifeSavers!
  5. Sugar cookie ornaments, via Betty Crocker: Any sugar cookie can be turned into an Christmas tree ornament for the evening. Just break off the top loop of a candy cane and add it to the cookies in the last minutes of baking.

Do you decorate your tree with edible ornaments? Tell us your traditions!