This is our Christmas cookie platter, my mother in law specifically requested for us to bring a platter of cookies for Christmas day at her house. So we decided to go for simple Christmas cookies for our platter, Christmas trees and Snowmen :)
These set are very easy to make. Lets start with a step by step of the snowman :)
We start by using the black icing as the hat, let it dry. You can either mark off the area of the snowman's belly and body area with an edible marker, or if you are good at free-hand you can just piped the icing straight on the cookies :) Use a white flood icing to fill the belly area and the face, let it dry.
Then add the middle body area and let it dry. While we are waiting for the white icing to dry we can start decorating the hat. We did 2 different hat designs here, the first one is a simple snowflake hat. Pipe a blue stiff icing in the middle of the hat and add the little snowflake on the side of the hat.
Then add the snowman's face details. Pipe 2 black dots for his eyes and an orange squiggle for his nose and lastly a few smaller black dots for his mouth.
The last part of decorating is to put the 3 little buttons on his body and add a blue scarf around his neck.
For the Christmas tree we did 2 simple designs. The first one is a plain green tree with Christmas lights and a snowflake on top. We fill the tree with green icing and let it dry. The use brown icing to make the tree stump and a light colour icing to make the zig-zag strings across the tree - see photo below.
Then the next thing to do is to add the Christmas lights just underneath the strings. Just use any Christmas colour icing and put a dot underneath the strings in alternate colours - see photo below :)
We also made a very simple polkadot Christmas Tree, all you need to do is put the red and cream polkadot icing on the green icing while its still wet. We use random sizes for the polkadots - see below.
These are the two different Christmas trees we made :)
Okay so that is our very last Christmas cookies for this year. We are bringing this platter to my in law's place later this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas day with family and friends ;-)
Merry Christmas everyone!
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