Here is a pic of our impromptu photo session
Well in honorr of some ornaments in our tree, here are some Christmas ornaments cookies I made for The Cookie Cutter Company site. I think they would be a special gift for a teacher, coworker or neighbor this holiday season.Using cookie ornament's cutters you can make fun edible ornaments, put them in a cute container, wrap them with a ribbon and your done. I am sure your cookies will be a big hit!
To make these cookie ornaments you will need:
.Oval Ornament cookie cutter
.Round Ornament cookie cutter
.Teardrop Ornament cookie cutter
•Red,white and yellow royal icing ( stiff for pipping and thin for flooding the cookies)
•Pastry bags, couplers and tips #1 and #2
•White and red sanding sugar
A tin paste of of meringue powder and water ( I did 1/4 teaspoon of meringue powder and 1 tablespoons of water)
Start baking your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
Making the red round and teardrop ornaments
1-Outline and flood your cookies. Let the cookies dry overnight.
2-Using tip #1 and stiff yellow royal icing pipe the lines inside the ornaments. For the top of the ornament use tip #2.
3-Add yellow dots with tip #1 inside the yellow lines.
3-Using tip #2 add the red dots around the yellow lines, add more dots as you wish. Let the cookie dry overnight.
Making the teardrop and oval ornaments
Start outlining and flooding the cookies.Let them dry overnight.
Making the red and yellow oval ornament:
After the cookie has dried, using tip #2 and white royal icing outline the ornament. Then with tip #2 also and yellow icing add the inside lines and details. With tip #1 add red and white dots alternating dots so they don’t run together. I did all the red dots first and let them dry for a bit, then I did all the white dots.
Making the white oval ornament:
After the cookie has dried, with tip #2 and yellow icing pipe the ornament's hanger. With white icing outline the cookie and pipe all the inside details, at this point if you want you can cover the cookie with sanding sugar or...
when the cookie is completely dry brush the details with the mixture of meringue powder and water and sprinkle on the white sanding sugar.
To make the teardrop ornament:
Pipe the ornament's hanger with the yellow icing and tip #2, let it dry completely.
Then using tip #2 and red icing pipe the squiggles, let it dry for a couple of minutes and cover the cookie with red sanding sugar
Making the round and oval ornaments:
-Flood the bottom part of the cookie with white icing, then flood the top part with yellow icing, immediately using a squeeze bottle pipe dots of red and white icing.
-Let the cookies dry overnight.
-Pipe the ornament's hanger, then for a raise design, pipe patterns of lines or any other detail that you want. At this point you can either sprinkle the cookie with sanding sugar or you can let the cookie dry for a few hours and then brush it with the meringue powder mix and sprinkle the sanding sugar.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by The Cookie Cutter Company, opinions and designs are my own.