Christmas Cookies 2011

Hey peeps.

This week has been totally nuts. And will continue to be nuts because it’s almost Christmas! Anyway, I wanted to share with you all the sugar cookies we made for Christmas this year. They’re pretty cute! But because I’m short on time, these pictures are unedited, and have very little descriptors… I hope you all are ok with that. :)

I used the same sugar cookie recipe I usually do, only I added 1 tsp. cardamom, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg. I also used 1 tsp. almond extract and no vanilla. I flavored the royal icing with 1 tsp. almond as well. We had some icing consistency issues, so they’re not quite as detailed as they usually are. But I think they’re still ok. :)

O Christmas trees

For some unknown reason I used 2 different candy cane cutters. ha.

The red on the background on the front snowflake and the piping on the back snowflake are the same icing. But one looks pink.

True story.

The ornament cutter was a new addition this year. :) The shinyness was added using Wilton’s pearl shimmer dust. It’s the same as luster dust. You can apply it as-is to the cookie, or mix it with a very little bit of clear extract or vodka and paint it on with a brush for a more intense color. It’s pretty fun.

Also a new addition this year– food color markers, used to make the stitching on the right stocking.

The holly cutter is also new this year. See that super awesome swirly pattern on the tree? It randomly dried that way. I don’t have a clue as to why.

I totally love these ones. Especially the snowman. The snowflakes are actually sprinkles in snowflake shape.

Tee hee. This guy was also made with food color markers.

These are the stars. (duh.) My sister made the rightmost one to look like a paról.

the end.

Sorry that was super non-detailed. I didn’t even get any in-process shots this year. If you have any questions about how to make any of these, I’d be happy to answer!

I’m hoping to post at least once more this week, but if I don’t, I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and/or Hanukkah!

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