Gosh we cannot believe how fast Christmas is approaching! We have not got our Christmas tree out yet and there are still a few things to get from our Christmas shopping list (read: have not started christmas shopping yet! lol). But aside from that, we attempted to get into the Christmas spirit by creating our first ever Christmas theme cookies.
We have been wanting to create these cute Gingy for a while, they were inspired by a very talented lady from her Facebook Blog - Life's a Batch. Nicole is super talented, and seeing that its near Christmas, we thought its more appropriate to try re-creating these cuties now, so here they are :)
To make these gingerbread men, we start with using a cookie cutter that we already have, its made by Wilton and it came as a set, a gingerbread boy & girl and a candy cane cutter. BUT the gingerbread boy's head was bitten off, so we had to patch his head :) See picture below for a visual.
Once we patch his head and all the cookies are cooled, we start off by outlining and filling-in the cookies with brown colour icing. We used 20 second icing and tip #2 to do this.
While the brown icing is still wet, piped his eyes with dark brown icing and the blush on his cheeks with pink flood icing. Let it dry. After the brown icing is dry, we add the freckles in between the eyes. We use the same pink icing as the blush on their cheeks.
After the freckles, its time to add in their mouth and the white swirl on top of their head with white icing. When that's done, add two white buttons and all the squiggly lines on their hands and feet with the same white icing.
Here they are in a smiley group :)
Next we make the peppermint candy cookies. We start off by marking the area, because we are not so great at doing any freehand icing work, its best to be on the safe side and mark it off with edible marker.
Fill the alternate areas with white icing, and let it dry. After several hours pipe the red icing on the left over areas, we use tip#1 and 20 second red icing.
For the candy cane cookies, they are pretty much using the same technique as the one for the peppermint candy. Mark the areas with edible marker, fill alternate spaces with white icing, let it dry and fill the rest with red icing :)
There you go, pretty simple :) And we made a whole bunch to go with the gingerbread man cookies :)
Okay that's officially our first Christmas cookies post this year. We are pretty happy with how they turn out, but hoping to do more Christmas cookies in December :) Lets hope we will get our Christmas shopping sorted out before December, just to make life easier for everyone :P
Have a great week everyone! :)
Cookie Artist & Content Creator, who loves spreading the cookie love.