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REJOICE Christmas Decorated Cookie Collection

What a beautiful season it has been already.
I'm so thankful to God for this time of year.
It is always a reminder of how good He is and how much He has given us.

Surrounding ourselves with so many wonderful memories......
along with all the delightful tastes, smells, sights, and sounds of Christmas,
it is such a great time to reflect on our lives and relish these moments.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog regularly and sending such encouraging thoughtful messages.
It is pure pleasure to share with you and hear your excitement about this art.

I wish you a very very Merry Christmas!
May this week be filled with so much peace, love, and joy. ❤️

"But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. 
I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:10-12

 
 


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O Holy Night Christmas Village Decorated Cookie Collection

For several months, I've been dreaming of doing "main street" / "village" type cookies.
I attempted them in autumn HERE.
I wasn't pleased with that set and have been determined to "get it right" at Christmas time.
Honestly, I think the white sanding sugar "snow" in the photo above
is what made them work for me. haha

Cutters Used:
House Cutter
Pocket, Pencil, & Wedding Cake Cutters from Sugarbelle's Shape Shifters

Since I used wet-on-wet technique, I needed to ensure that I had two colors of each hue that were close enough to provide a  slight shadow with each detail.
Here's the colors used for all the buildings and trees.
Notice the small variations of each hue.

I flooded each cookie (excpet for the windows and doors) and then filled those in with the contrasting color. Next I added various lines, waves or window dividers.

They dried overnight and then I used a black food color marker to add small details.
The details are sloppy..... but this style warrants it.
That suits me well since I often feel like sloppy is the effect I get whether I'm trying or not. 😉

 
 


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Heavenly Peace Christmas Decorated Cookie Collection

There's a serenity in the Christmas season like no other.
This cookie collection seeks to emulate a tiny portion of the peace that can be found in the Christmas season.

May you experience incredible peace and joy this holiday season!

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”'
Luke 2:12-14



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Framed 3D Christmas Shape Decorated Cookies (Tutorial)

These cookies add dimension by using mini Christmas cutters.
(I own more than my share.....and it was fun to finally use a few.)

Plan ahead by finding the best background cookie to accommodate the mini-Christmas shape you've picked out. As you can see, the star needed a longer base, so I chose the long oval. Each mini-shape has it's unique needs for the surrounding base cookie.

The cutting out of the mini-Christmas shape can be as simple as just impressing the cutter into the base cookie before baking. But you can also add more dimension by cutting a very thin dough version of the mini-shape and place it on top of the cookie.
(see photo below)

Once the cookie is baked and cooled, start decorating the shape in the middle. There are so many possibilities on how to make it stand out and give it "bling". For the cookie below, I first flooded the cookie with white glaze and then sprinkled edible glitter white squares on top. (Warning: they tend to wander all over the house!)
But as you can see, there is a plethora of sprinkles and dusts you can utilize to add that special touch.

After this Christmas tree was flooded with white glaze, it was covered in Silver Pearlized Sugar Crystals

Once the middle shape is complete, outline and flood the background cookie.

If desired, you can also choose to make the background have all the bling/shine, and leave the middle shape plain.

To add some sparkle to a dried decorated cookie,
you can paint with a silver dust mixed with vodka or almond extract.

These cookies are simple, yet elegant and pretty at the same time.



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2016 Assorted Christmas Cookie Collection

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
What a wonderful time of year.
In celebration of the beginning of December, 
here is the first of many Christmas cookies for this season.

May your Christmas season be filled with lots of
wonderful sights, smells, tastes, textures, and sounds!



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