How to decorate Christmas sugar cookies decorated in royal icing; houses and wreaths
Giant Gingerbread Cookie are easy and fun to make for holiday and Christmas gift giving. Make the best gingerbread cookies for friends and family.
Abstract Easter Sugar Cookies Easter always seems to be the kick-off to creating new designs of sugar cookies. This year however, I didn’t have much time think about Easter sugar cookies designs due to Fur Ball, a charity event that I help organize, was just a week apart. So I needed a quick but fun sugar cookie design that didn’t have too many details yet was still cute and festive. Here is the recipe for the sugar cookies: Perfect Sugar Cookie
Sea Shell Sugar Cookies – Under The Sea Birthday Party My little ballerina friend is turning 4 years old! She wanted a birthday party based around the sea as she was becoming very excited about their move to Guam this November. So it was Sea Shell Sugar Cookies, what else? We received the cutest homemade fish invitation that Everly and her sister had made and hand delivered to us. She asked me to make some cookies for her birthday party. I shopped for “under the sea” cutters as this was going to my first attempt at underwater themed sugar cookies. Coloring The Dough Decorating sugar cookies with royal icing can be very time consuming and Im always searching for ways to make decorating easier. I thought that I would tint the dough a light yellow color to achieve the look of a chevron seashell. I added a yellow and brown food coloring and lightly kneaded the food coloring in to give the colors a swirl effect to the dough. Then I rolled the dough between wax paper. I cut out the shell shapes and pressed chevron shell ridges into the cookie with a back of a butter knife. Still undecided as to how I was going to decorate the chevron cookies, I proceeded to make one batch of royal icing and split it into three colors; light blue, off-white and light sea-green in the “flooding” consistency for my first layer of frosting. Icing Mistakes Gone Good! My first few attempts were… read more
Some sealed with shrink wrap and ready to ship to Mom and Dad … and some ready for the Tamale party at Melissa’s
The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) here in Colorado Springs, is a great organization. Volunteering and working with them for the past 3 years has given me a glimpse of the important work they do to raise money in order to care and support our four legged friends while they find their forever homes. So when they asked to make Christmas cookie gift boxes for a partnering organization, I didn’t hesitate. I was honored to support and be a part of this organization. I was inspired by a table runner that I found at Joanne Fabrics for the theme of the cookies. Since I decided on making Christmas cookies gifts boxes this year for friends and family (30 dozen total) I wanted to keep ALL the cookie decorating to a minimum this year. However, they still needed to be festive and pretty. So adding another 4 dozen cookies for the Humane Society to my own “lot” of cookies helped me stick to my original plan of only using 3 frosting colors. Using 3 colors certainly reduce the time to decorate 34 dozen cookies this holiday! (3 colors plus a dollop of RED!) With my new hot sealer, wrapping the cookies made my work a lot easier. MERRY CHRISTMAS Humane Society! (See recipe: Perfect Sugar Cookies for Cut-Outs) . . . another late night . . . just me and the Christmas tree