I finally completed a bunch of Christmas cookies yesterday. Sigh......I've been anxious to get some done for a couple of weeks now....and even this week....there were so many distractions. But I was determined. lol
I knew it was time for a blog tutorial......so I stitched up some country ornaments for you. :)
These cookies are easy to decorate and would make a wonderful gift.
I hung them directly on my cookie tree for the photo.....but normally I wrap my cookies before I hang them on the tree. This was purely done for this blog post. (Talk about staging....hee hee.)
OK......so here's how to make these fun cookie ornaments. It's a piece of cake.....uhhhh....I mean cookie. ;)
Since you're not going to put any details on these cookies other than the stitches, I'd recommend picking very recognizable Christmas shapes. When you cut them out, be sure to cut a hole at the top of them. I used the end of a drinking straw.
The best part of this design.....you cover the entire cookie with white icing....and then just let them dry. That's it! Once color, one icing bag.....awesome!
(I outlined these with a #2 round tip and then flooded with a #4 round tip.)
I let them dry overnight.
Next is the fun part. Take a red food coloring marker (I use Food Doodler....but there are several brands you could choose from.) Actually....you could use any color you'd like to make the "stitches".
Outline the cookie in a red solid line and then make small stitch marks all around the edges. Simple.....but it looks so cute! And no need to be super precise.....hand stitching often looks a little wonky....but that's what makes it so sweet.
I used some adorable red & white striped twine from The Twinery and tied a loop around each hole.
And wah lah....here they all are.
More cookie tree pics.....
An extra special bonus.....you can see four of my Christmas trees in one photo. :)
I hope you'll try this fun project. It's nice and simple....and produces cute results. :)
Happy Christmas baking!!!!
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