Learn How to Make a Holiday Cookie Tree. And, have a Hassle-Free Holiday Party using food from Chick-fil-A catering menu.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel. I was selected to participate in the 12 Days of Gatherings Catering Campaign. I received a Chick-fil-A gift card to purchase items to facilitate my post. As always, all opinions are my own.
I am a huge fan of Chick-fil-A food, embarrassed to admit I visit my neighborhood Chick-fil-A restaurant several times a week.
I tend to order the same thing from the menu each time I visit. I can honestly tell you I have never ordered from the catering menu until now. I was like a kid when I was looking through the catering menu online.
My eyes lit up when I saw the tray of chocolate chip cookies! I have always heard wonderful stories about Chick-fil-A’s cookies but for some reason, I have never tasted them.
When I found out I was selected to participate in the 12 Days of Gatherings campaign I was excited I couldn’t wait to brainstorm about what I would make, except that didn’t happen.
As soon as I saw those huge chocolate chips cookies on the catering menu, all I could see were cookies hanging from a tree. Sounds funny I know, it’s the truth, though.
Chick-fil-A makes it super easy to order from their catering menu with several options to order. You can place an order from their catering menu online, call your local Chick-fil-A to place an order over the phone, or visit your local Chick-fil-A restaurant to place an order in person.
They offer something that will appeal to everyone’s taste buds. And, I love the idea of having catering trays of food from Chick-fil-A instead of preparing everything for a holiday party myself.
I decided to make a Cookie Tree. Every Christmas Eve my husband and I host a Christmas Eve party for our family and friends at our home; usually, there are lots of children running around.
I thought it would be fun to give each child at the party a cookie to take home to put out for Santa Claus.
I ordered the 24 count, cookie tray. If you have never tasted these gooey chocolate chunk cookies, you are in for a treat.
What you Need to make a Holiday Cookie Tree
First, you need 12-24 chocolate chip cookies from Chick-fil-A, plastic cookie bags, green and red ribbon, a hole puncher, white paint, plaster of Paris, a flower pot, tape, and a tree branch. You could make several cookie trees to place out around your party if you wanted. I think the cookies hanging from the tree like ornaments look festive.
How to Make a Holiday Cookie Tree
1. Cut and remove leaves and dirt from a tree branch. Paint the branch with white spray paint and let dry.
4. Put ribbon through each hole of the cookie bags.
Kim’s note– I used a chopped stick to push the ribbon through the holes. Use something with a pointed end to push the ribbon through the holes.
Simple Chicken -n- Strips Wreath
- 8- chilled Chick -n-Strips
- 1- roll of crescent rolls (Garlic Butter if you can find it)
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 1- tsp. garlic powder
- 1- red bell pepper
- dried parsley
- optional – 1-2 sprigs of Rosemary
How to make a Simple Chicken -n- Strips Wreath
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Unroll the Garlic Butter Crescent Rolls and separate. Wrap one triangle piece around each chicken -n- strip.
Place the wrapped chicken-n- strips on a cookie sheet, bake until golden brown about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Melt butter in the microwave in a glass bowl and mix garlic powder into the butter.
Once the crescent rolls cool place on a platter in the shape of a circle.Next, use a pastry brush to brush on the garlic mixture, then sprinkle lightly with parsley.
Cut a bow from the bell pepper and place on top of one crescent roll. Use a few pieces of rosemary to decorate your chicken strip wreath.
If you don’t use all the Chick-n-Strips to make a wreath warm up the remaining strips according to the package, and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce from Chick-fil-A. Have you ever tasted Chick-fil-A’s Chick -n-Strips?
I love these delicious mouth-watering strips cut from the tender part of the chicken breast. I think your guest will thank you if you serve some at your next holiday party.
I hope my ideas using Chick-fil-A catering menu items help you have a fun and hassle-free holiday party.