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Cookie Craft

Christmas
DOZENS OF DECORATING IDEAS
for a Sweet Holiday

Valerie PETERSON & Janice FRYER

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Storey Publishing

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contents

Introduction, 1

PA RT O N E :
RECIPES & TECHNIQUES

First Things First: Making Cookies, 4


Prebaking Decorating Techniques, 12
After-baking Decorating Techniques, 14

PA RT T W O :
C O O K I E I N S P I R AT I O N S

Holiday Cookie Designs, 28

PA RT T H R E E :
S H I P P I N G & PA RT Y P L A N N I N G

Shipping Decorated Cookies, 164


Cookie Swap Parties, 166

Resources, 168

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG HOLIDAY

Kids know that when the lights go up, Christmas is just around the corner.
These cookie versions can be strung up like the real ones!

Cookies and Icing 1 Prepare, roll, and chill cookie dough accord-
cookie dough of your choice ing to recipe and rolling instructions.
piping icing: white
2 Cut out lightbulbs. Cut out a small hole in
flood icing: white
each bulb with a drinking straw. Bake and
Equipment and cool according to recipe instructions.
Embellishments 3 Pipe “thread” lines on the ends of bulbs.
Christmas lightbulb cutter
Pipe and flood main part of bulb. While flood
drinking straw
icing is wet, carefully sugar main part of bulb,
silver luster dust
being careful not to get sugar on “thread”
clear spirits
lines. Allow to dry completely; gently shake off
small paintbrush
sanding sugar: green, red, yellow, excess sugar.
and white 4 Paint end of bulb with silver luster dust. Allow
licorice shoelace to dry.

Techniques 5 String bulbs with licorice shoelace. If hanging,


making holes or cutouts (page 12) knot the lace at each cookie so they stay in
piping, flooding (pages 22, 24) place.
adding sugar sparkle (page 25)
painting with luster dust
(page 26)

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STANDING SNOWPEOPLE

With colorful scarves and easelbacks to make them stand, these smiling
companions can be part of a winter wonderland tableau, or grace individual
place settings. To make a place card, just use a food-safe marking pen to
write your guests’ names!

Cookies and Icing 1 Prepare, roll, and chill cookie dough accord-
cookie dough of your choice ing to recipe and rolling instructions.
piping icing: red, blue, and light
2 Cut out snowpeople. If your cutter has a
green
rounded bottom, use a paring knife to trim flat
flood icing: white, red, and light
bottoms. Cut out squares; cut squares in half
green
diagonally with paring knife. These are your
Equipment and easelbacks. Bake and cool according to recipe
Embellishments instructions.
snowperson cutter
3 Pipe and flood snowpeople in white. While
square cutter
wet, sprinkle hat area with black sanding
paring knife
sanding sugar: black and green sugar. Allow to dry. Gently shake off excess
sugar.
Techniques
4 Pipe and flood scarf. (For cookie #2, sprinkle
piping, flooding (pages 22, 24)
wet scarf with green sanding sugar, allow to
adding sugar sparkle (page 25)
making stand-up cookies dry, and gently shake off excess.) Pipe eyes
(page 26) and mouth; allow to dry.
5 Affix easelback to snowperson with piping
icing. Allow to dry.

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