Delightful wintry-looking cookies make great gifts throughout the holidays. How you decorate them is limited only by your imagination as you learn to mix, match and play with icing techniques.
- Prep time 1 hour
- Total time 3 hours & 45 minutes
How to decorate cookies with beautiful designs
Tint half of the icing blue. Transfer half each of the blue and remaining white icing to separate bowls. Thin 1 bowl of each colour with 1 to 2 tsp water until thin enough to flow smoothly through small icing tip. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of thin icing to prevent drying out.
To Outline Cookies: Using piping bag fitted with small plain tip, pipe thick white or blue icing in outline around cookies. Let dry for 20 to 30 minutes.
To Flood Outlined Cookies: Pipe or spoon thinned white or blue icing onto centre of cookie. Using toothpick or skewer, spread to piped edges; burst any air bubbles. Let dry for 2 to 3 minutes.
To Marble Flooded Cookies: Pipe stripes, dots or circles of contrasting colour onto flooded cookies while still wet. Draw toothpick or skewer through piped designs to swirl and marble. Let dry for 2 to 3 minutes.
Dip surface of cookie into coarse sugar; let dry completely.
If desired, pipe thick white or blue icing in snowflake designs over sugar surface.
Makes 48 cookies.
Nutritional facts Per cookie: about
- Sodium 33 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 103.0
- Total fat 3 g
- Potassium 30 mg
- Cholesterol 12 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 18 g
- Iron 3.0
- Folate 6.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 3.0