I had so much fun making these photo prop cookies because I knew my family would take this idea and run with it. I wanted to make a photo booth for Christmas pictures and knew it had to involve “Christmas Photo Prop Cookies.”
These cookies were inspired by this set and the possibilities are ENDLESS! You can make photo props cookies for Easter, New Years, Halloween, Thanksgiving or just make some fun mustaches and I promise you won’t be disappointed. You will laugh at the pictures for years to come.
I think the snowman is my favorite because I love the mustache with the carrot nose! I got a chili pepper cutter from here and used it for the nose. I got the mustache cutter here and put them together for a cute little Snowman “stache!”
Supplies for Christmas Photo Prop Cookies:
Cut the hat pattern out of paper to use as a template and hand cut it for the elf hat and the Santa hat. Since I pieced together the elf ears and glasses, I thought we could start there.
- To make the elf ears, you will need 2 different sized circles and a tear drop cutter.
- Cut 2 – 3″ circles.
- Then, cut the smaller circle out of the center of the larger circles.
- Cut 2 teardrop shapes.
- Place the circles side by side and the teardrops on the ends. I placed my cookies in the freezer for a few minutes to them cold enough to handle so I didn’t mess up the shapes.
- Remove from the freezer and trim a little off the ears.
- Add the stick and bake.
NOTE: I placed some of my sticks on the same side and it made it a little awkward to hold. With a little planning, I could have avoided it. For each set, make sure one stick is on the right and the other is on the left.
For the pattern for the antlers, I folded a piece of paper in half and drew one side of the antlers on the fold. Then, I cut it out. When I opened it, I had perfect antlers.
Outline and flood with the same color you used for the elf ears and let dry. I added a little airbrushing so it wouldn’t look so dull.
For the nose, I used a 2 1/2″ circle cookie. Outline and flood it with the red 15 second icing. While it is wet, add the disco dust.
It was seriously hard to take these pictures because we were laughing so hard! My kiddos are such good sports and I think I am going to make this a new Christmas tradition.