8 CREATIVE WAYS TO DECORATE COOKIES
It’s almost September, which means the most wonderful time of the year is only a few short months away. The holiday season is special for a number of reasons. For one, it’s a season devoted to spending time with loved ones. It’s also a time to reflect on the year as a whole and to give thanks. However, it’s also a time to bring out your most beloved holiday traditions. Whether you enjoy decorating the tree or decking the halls, everyone has a favorite seasonal activity. One of the most popular and time-honored holiday activities is decorating Christmas cookies. While decorating gingerbread men and snowflakes will always be fun, creating the same designs every year can get old. If you’re looking to branch out, these eight decoration ideas are sure to breathe new life into your favorite cookie recipes.
If you love making ornament-shaped Christmas cookies, try this trend. After making a circular, bulb-shaped cookie, dip half of it in melted chocolate. Then, either leave the chocolate as is, or decorate the chocolate-covered half with sprinkles or other small candies. These fun cookies require little effort, but end up looking great.
For another creative decoration idea that involves ornaments, try recreating the design of your favorite ornament on a cookie. Simply bake the cookie in the shape of that particular ornament and grab some colored icing. After that, tap into your artistic skills and get to work!
Sick of the same old snowmen cookies? Maybe it’s time to spice them up. Instead of the corncob pipe and top hat, try giving your snowmen cookies varied accessories. Plenty of interesting and edible accessories can be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. Use these to create scarves, hats, and even shoes for your snowmen.
Ugly Christmas sweaters
Let’s be honest, ugly Christmas sweaters are a staple of the holiday season; the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re already seeing them everywhere, why not work them into your Christmas cookie repertoire? Even better, make an ugly Christmas sweater cookie that matches a sweater you already have.
Miniature gingerbread houses
No time to make a full-sized gingerbread house this year? Try making a cookie version! Just use a house-shaped cookie cutter, various candies, and plenty of icing.
What better to go with your mini gingerbread house than a mini cookie family? Whether modeled after your own family or conjured up from your imagination, personalized gingerbread people are a fun take on this holiday classic.
These bold and beautiful holiday flowers look just as good as Christmas cookies as they do around your home. Depending on what look you want, you can create these cookies in two different ways. If you’re looking for a faster and easier way to put these cookies together, you can simply use red icing to create the iconic holiday flower. However, if you’re looking for a more intricate design, you can create individual petal cookies and place them together to create the Poinsettia.
Smitten with mittens
Winter essentials, like mittens, make great Christmas cookies. Mitten-shaped cookie cutters are inexpensive and easy to find, making this a must for your holiday cookie batch. You can then stock up on icing and design your own mittens, or model them after a pair you already own. Want a full set? Create a hat or scarf cookie to match.
We hope these decorative ideas inspired you to start planning some out-of-the-box Christmas cookies ideas for this holiday season. Want to show off your creations? Make sure to share some photos of your holiday masterpieces with us!