Christmas Cookie Decorating


Last year my Mom and I did a major Christmas cookie decorating session and then gave them as gifts in glassine bags. Even Drew got involved in the fun. It’s a process these cookies but they turn out beautifully.

Sugar Cookies

Make sugar cookie dough, roll it out and cut with seasonal cookie cutters. Bake and allow to cool completely.

Royal Icing in many colors

Make a huge batch of royal icing and separate it into small bowls. Add gel food coloring to get the best shades and hues (ours were a tad electric, we over did it on the gel.)

Wet cookies

Decorate your cookies with icing, sugar and assorted candies. Allow them to lay flat and dry completely.

Christmas Cookies

As the icing dries it turns from shining to matte.


Snowmen Cookies

Snowmen and women

Santa Cookies

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Trees.

Which are your favs?



4 Comments on Christmas Cookie Decorating

  1. Sarah
    December 15, 2011 at 7:53 am (11 years ago)

    What works of art! You 3 make a talented crew. I love the shot of the colored icings.

  2. Julie & Lauren
    December 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Me too! So pretty! XO

  3. Joanna
    December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Yes, that icing looks so fun! We used to do elaborate cookie decorating growing up. My cousin who is a super talented artist would do gingerbread men (& gingerbread ladies) and icing paint them as each person (hair, outfits, etc.)who would be at Christmas dinner… it was so cute!

  4. applesandonions
    December 16, 2011 at 6:48 am (11 years ago)

    Joanna that sounds amazing, your cousin is so talented. Happy Holidays!

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