To make Christmas Cookies you need:
Nicole’s Kitchen™ Christmas Cookie Cutter Set (it includes 8 cutters)
Nicole’s Kitchen™ Fondant Silicone Mold (to make fondant accents for the cookies)
Nicole’s Kitchen™ Satin Ice Fondant
Exclusive to A.C. Moore are also festive Treat Boxes I used to package the cookies.
Fresh Lemon Royal Icing
Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Needle Tool or toothpicks
Disposable Piping Bags
Food Coloring – red, avocado green + leaf green, ivory, brown,orange, yellow, purple( or use electric pink with some sky blue)
Gold Luster Dust
Lemon Extract or Vodka
Small food only paint brush
Pearl Luster Dust
|Nicole’s™ Kitchen products are available at A.C. Moore|
I used my Fresh Lemon Royal Icing that pairs nicely with gingerbread cookies. If you don’t like lemon by all means use vanilla or other extract instead.
To make small accent decorations I used Nicole’s Kitchen™ Satin Ice Fondant.
Here is how to decorate the cookies. I also made a video with step by step instructions on how to decorate these cookies and you can check it out here.
Start by pipping and flooding cookies with 15 second consistency royal icing. For smaller areas like snowman hat and reindeer ears use 20 – 25 second icing.
Let the icing crust before flooding adjacent areas. Pipe details in the areas that are dry. For piping details use piping consistency icing.
Last step is to paint dry royal icing with Gold Luster Dust mixed with little bit of Lemon Extract.
Beautiful Nikole’s™ Kitchen Treat boxes come in the set of 3. I think they are a really good size for homemade treats, not too big nor too small, and they make homemade treats looks really fancy.