6 Pretty Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas

6 Pretty Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas

From glazing to stencilling, try these unique ideas and recipes to add a festive touch to your Christmas cookies.

1. Glazing and Decorating Sugar Cookies

Spread confectioner’s sugar glaze over then cookies, then let it dry. Using a contrasting colour of royal icing, pipe your designs onto the cookies.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Confectioner’s Sugar Glaze
Royal Icing

2. Drizzling Your Sugar Cookies

Place the cookies on wax paper, or a wire rack over wax paper. Then prepare the Chocolate Confectioner’s Sugar Glaze and stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons water until smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle the icing evenly over the cookies. Leave it to dry completely.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Confectioner’s Sugar Glaze

3. Flocking Sugar Cookies

Prepare buttercream frosting. Combine 1 cup frosting and 1 1/2 teaspoon water, then stir until smooth. Place the mixture in a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner of bag. Pipe desired design onto cookies. Immediately sprinkle with coloured sugar. Gently shake off excess sugar and let dry.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Buttercream Frosting

4. Dipping Sugar Cookies

Prepare chocolate confectioner’s sugar glaze, then stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons of water until smooth. Dip cookies halfway into the glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Place on a wire rack over wax paper. Let dry completely.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Confectioners Sugar Glaze

5. Stenciling Sugar Cookies

Spread buttercream frosting over the cookies. Place the stencil over the cookies, then sprinkle coloured sugar over the cutout area. Carefully lift off the stencil.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Buttercream Frosting

6. Marbling Sugar Cookies

Spread confectioner’s sugar glaze over the cookies, then let it dry. For each desired colour, stir 1/2 teaspoon water into 1/4 cup glaze until smooth, and tint with food colouring. Tightly crumple a 12-inch square piece of wax paper into a ball, and lightly dip into coloured glaze. Press onto cookies, and repeat until desired pattern is achieved. Let dry completely.

Recipes you’ll need:

Basic Sugar Cookies
Confectioners Sugar Glaze

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