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.
Make sugar cookie dough, roll it out and cut with seasonal cookie cutters. Bake and allow to cool completely.
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.)
Decorate your cookies with icing, sugar and assorted candies. Allow them to lay flat and dry completely.
As the icing dries it turns from shining to matte.
Snowmen and women
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Which are your favs?
I bought these sweet Martha Stewart Candy Cane Treat Boxes at Michaels last week to house our holiday cookies we gift to our co-workers and clients. They are so adorable we had to share with you all.
We made Sarah’s grandmother’s famous Molasses Crinkles and a batch of cinnamony Snickerdoodles. I scooped all the dough with a small ice cream scoop to ensure the cookies would bake up the same size. Once the cookies cooled, I layered the dark molasses crinkles and the blond speckled snickerdoodles separated with tiny red sheets of parchment paper (provided in the kit.) They look great and will travel well nestled in their little candy cane houses. How cute would they look filled with vintage rock candy or other fun retro treats?
Happy Holidays from Apples & Onions!