Step 1. Outline the tree cookie with medium thin green royal icing.
Step 2. Quickly flood the tree with same icing. Place on table and gently shake to settle icing. Let dry 2 hours.
Step 3. You are now ready to “decorate’ your tree. With medium thick white royal icing, draw a ‘Z’ line down the front of tree.
Step 4. Add small dragees (silver balls) or quins (candies in shapes) to the line of icing. Work quickly as the icing will dry within a few minutes. Push the dragees into the soft icing. I like to use tweezers for this. You may also sugar the wet icing immediately with sanding sugar.
Step 5. Decorate. Let cookie dry 2 hours or overnight.