Thursday, December 15, 2011
Decorating the Christmas Cookies
I don't do a fancy, piped decorated cookie. I find these cookies are so good, they only need a light glazing of icing and a little colored sugar and sprinkles for decoration. Thick icing and piped in decorations would totally overwhelm these soft pillows of happiness.
If you're looking for a tutorial for perfectly decorated Christmas cookies, you won't find it here. What you will find is a fun tradition to start with your kids. Something to do with them and to make memories.
I had the two kids with jellyroll pans in their work station and the waxed paper in front of them. I frosted them and sent them down. They sprinkled within their pans and this kept the errant sprinkles from getting all over the table.
Some did anyway, but not too bad.
There are 4 layers here. This should last the next 10 days....
Good thing I made all the other cookies.
Because of all the pretty decorated cookies, I am also sharing some finished decorated tree photos.
We will be shopping tree skirts after Christmas.
We also need some more presents under this tree!
What are your favorite ornaments at home?
4 to 5 teaspoons of milk to 1 cup of powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon of margarine, just to make it richer.
You'll probably need to at least double this.