Christmas Cookies

I made a variety of Christmas cookies… enjoy!

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Snowflakes… the ones above have sprinkles on the icing, the ones below just have sprinkles on the buttercream details…

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Candy Canes…

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Christmas Trees…

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Peppermint candies… I used this technique from Bridget over at Bake at 350. I never would have thought of doing it that way.. brilliant.

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I piped the red lines on the wet white icing, the swirled it with a toothpick 3 times.

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I added lines on the sides the next day. The red icing bled into the white a bit, but it works because they’re peppermint candies!

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Elf feet… similar to my witches’ feet I did for Halloween.

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I used a food color marker to draw the shoes on the first few until I got the shape down right.

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Presents/Gifts… I am pretty much obsessed with these. The bows came out so much nicer than I expected!

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Gingerbread houses… I wanted to go candy/sprinkle crazy on these, but I didn’t have enough time.

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Rudophs… both the houses above and the rudoph heads were made with chocolate sugar cookie dough. More of these to come, but the recipe needs perfecting first.

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Santa Bellies…

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Ornaments…

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Penguins… I intended these to have cute little hats/ear muffs and hands/feet, but I ran out of time.

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Christmas Lights… I wanted to make every color, but I didn’t have any more frosting and icing to dye, and it was too late at night to make more just for a few lights… I like how they turned out with the sparkles though!

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So it was midnight… and like I said, I didn’t have anymore frosting  or icing, and didn’t feel like making more. So instead of these becoming the rest of the Santa Bellies as intended, they got the lazy treatment…

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and why were these the favorite of my family?! I swear I should just make circles for every holiday and cover them with sprinkles instead of doing all the fun little shapes. It would save me time and my sanity! On a brighter note, aren’t the sprinkles I used awesome?! Found them at Target while perusing down the baking aisle… I love Target.

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5 responses to “Christmas Cookies

  1. Love your cookie designs and decorations! I’ll admit that you have more patience than I – I gave up multi-shapes and multi-colored decorations a few years ago. Just can’t seem to find the time to tackle the variety I used to. Guess that is why I love having family memembers who chip in their own designs 🙂 Enjoy cookie eating!!

  2. Dessert Impulse

    I love the decorations! Did you use buttercream and royal icing?

  3. Hi Carrie – a little late to your posts here (Christmas long past).. but I love the look of your cookies and I see you are using buttercream instead of royal icing.. Very cool..Would you be willing to share your recipe for buttercream? Your’s seems alot thinner than what I normally would use.. Thanks in advance.. and again.. very cool!!

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