Decorated Christmas Cookies | Trees & Ornaments

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Have you started making your decorated Christmas cookies yet? Are you still looking for ideas and inspiration? These Christmas trees and ornaments will look pretty on any Christmas cookie platter and are a breeze to make!

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How To Make Christmas Tree Decorated Christmas Cookies

Supplies you need to make Christmas tree cookies:Christmas Tree Cookies | sugarkissed.net

  • Cookies made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Royal icing in green and gold, 12-count consistency
  • Gold sparkling sugar
  • Confetti sprinkles
  • Icing bags or bottles, couplers, and a #2 or #3 piping tip
  • Toothpicks
  • Pair of tweezers (clean, used for food only)

After you have baked your sugar cookies in the shape of Christmas trees and let them cool completely, begin decorating by outlining the edge of a cookie with your green royal icing. Then, immediately flood the entire center area with the icing. Run a toothpick through the icing if you need to push it around on the surface of cookie or if you need to pop any bubbles. Gently shake the cookie to help smooth out the icing.

One of the things that I love about 12-count consistency icing is that is it thick enough to create a border and thin enough to flood. Flooding immediately after outlining allows the two to blend together so your cookies have no distinct outline. If you need help with icing color or consistency, check out the How To Make Royal Icing section of 101 Essential Cookie Decorating Resources.

While the icing it still wet, use a pair of (clean, used for food only) tweezers to place confetti sprinkles on your Christmas tree cookie. Set the cookie aside to dry completely, preferably overnight.

When your green icing has dried completely, draw garland on your Christmas tree cookie with gold royal icing. While the icing is still wet, cover it with gold sparkling sugar. Let the icing dry for just a few minutes. Then, turn the cookie vertical and shake off any excess sprinkles. If you perform this step over a coffee filter, it is easy to pour the unused sprinkles back into their container so that they aren’t wasted. Let the icing dry completely before stacking or packing your Christmas tree decorated Christmas cookies.

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How To Make Ornament Christmas Decorated Cookies

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Supplies you need to make ornament cookies:

  • Cookies made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  • Ornament cookie cutter
  • Royal icing in gold, 12-count consistency
  • Royal icing in teal, purple and green (or any 3 colors), 12-count consistency
  • Gold sparkling sugar
  • Icing bags or bottles, couplers, and a #2 or #3 piping tip
  • Toothpicks

After you have baked your sugar cookies in the shape of ornaments and let them cool completely, begin decorating by outlining the ball section of the ornament with your teal royal icing. Immediately flood the area you outlined with the icing.

To create a marbling effect on your ornament cookies, draw curved lines with your purple and green icing on top of the wet teal icing. Drag a toothpick through the lines in alternating directions. You can play around with creating unique patterns by drawing different lines and dragging the toothpick in different directions.

If you have an interest in adding logos to your ornament cookies, check out my post, How To Transfer Designs Onto Cookies, where you will learn how to create royal icing transfers. Have your royal icing transfers ready before you begin decorating your ornament cookies. Then, place them on the wet icing after you finish creating the marbling effect.

Set your cookies aside to dry completely. Then, outline and fill in the area for the ornament hanger with gold royal icing. While the icing is wet, cover the area with gold sparkling sugar. Let the icing dry for just a few minutes. Then, turn the cookie vertical and shake off any excess sprinkles. Let the icing dry completely before stacking or packing your ornament decorated Christmas cookies.

Ornament Cookies | sugarkissed.net

With just a little bit of sparkle, these Christmas tree and ornament cookies are pretty enough to sit alone on a cookie platter. They also work well as accent pieces when the focus is on something like, oh, I don’t know, the logo of a corporate client.

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13 Responses to Decorated Christmas Cookies | Trees & Ornaments

  1. You are amazing with the sugar crafts! I am going to try this frosting with my next cookie recipe. Royal never tastes that great and glaciene just wont set up well for decorations. This looks like it could solve all my problems! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Printabelle says:

    Beautiful! I love how Christmasy these look.
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  3. Janine you do such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
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  4. Marti says:

    These are great tips! I have been looking for decorating tips! I would love for you to share them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.
    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-13.html.

    I’m your newest Pinterest follower!

    Happy Holidays,
    Marti
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  5. Amazing blog. I like your cookies decorating advice. I will try some for Christmas in July.

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  7. Love the gold sparkling sugar! The perfect finishing touch!
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