Cookie crazie.......yep, that's me. I guess I feel the need to keep proving it. ;-)
I decided to make a whole batch of mini Christmas cookies since I needed some minis for our church's Treat the Troops packing party this Wednesday. We're sending our boxes of Christmas treats to the soldiers nice and early. :-) We are supposed to put six cookies in each sandwich bag......but I've found that six of my normal cookies can not quite fit into one of those bags. SO.......I figured six minis would work perfectly.
I've been collecting mini cutters for a few weeks....from Karen's Cookies, Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I ended up with SIXTEEN different shapes that I wanted to use. Oh boy.....this is where the crazie part begins.
Just so you know......my normal batch of cookies makes almost 300 mini cookies!!!! (They are all about 1 to 1 1/2 " in size.)
Yesterday was the big decorating day since the cookies needed to be dry by tomorrow (Wed). I figured that since they were minis and I was going to "try" to not make them less detailed....that they wouldn't take me as long to decorate. Guess what?.....I was wrong. lol
So here's my parade of mini Christmas cookies. They were SUPER fun to do, and I can't wait to make them several more times in the next few weeks and perfect the designs. There's a few of them that I probably won't make again either because they require too much detail or they were way too plain.
Stars....candy canes....bells. The candy cane is tiny.....and some how I think it might break if it were sent to Iraq. ;-)
Snowflakes and mittens.....I love how the white sanding sugar really makes the mittens and stockings pop. :-))))
Here was the most challenging cookie. Keep in mind that this little guy only measures about 1" tall! It was hard to squish this much detail on such a small surface.
Here's my Christmas tree lot (I can hear Charlie Brown Christmas music playing in my mind). :-)
The holy leaves and bows (separate cookies) look so pretty together.
Ornaments......lots of them. (You can always tell when I had trouble deciding which photo I liked better of certain cookies....hee hee...but they were just so photogenic, I tell ya!)
Awww......I love these little guys. :-)
Lots of pretty packages....
Gingers and their teeny tiny houses. lol
Stockings.....see what I mean about that white sanding sugar. It makes them look fluffy on top. I love that effect!
Christmas light bulbs......I had a blast decorating them AND taking pics of them. ;-)
Who knows how many pics I took of the whole group! Hopefully the two below capture the essence of the entire mini collection. :-))))))
This might be my first set of 2009 Christmas cookies.....but I don't expect it will be my last. I've got a bunch of great ideas for regular sized cookies.
They will have to wait until next week though, since we are building gingerbread houses on Friday. Ohhhhhh.....I can hardly wait. My girls and I are each building our own house. I'll be sure to post pics so you can see our handy work.
Later alligator. ;-)