Christmas Cookies for Santa
Where oh where has December gone? It’s like that Faith Hill song, Where Are You Christmas? Well, I know where Christmas is, it is knocking on my door and I am hiding behind the couch hoping it doesn’t find me until I get everything done! Just in case I don’t get to everything on my list, I made some Christmas cookies for Santa so I don’t end up on the naughty list next year.
I wanted to make something a little different this year so I did a sleigh ride theme. You will need stars, reindeer, and Santa. You can add a cute little moon if you want because I see one in the sky as the reindeer fly by. I want to show you how to make Santa and the reindeer today and later tonight or tomorrow I will show you something really neat. I want to show you how I made the sleigh cookies because it is going to change your cookie-decorating world.
Supplies for Christmas Cookies for Santa:
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Royal Icing Colors:
15 Second Icing Consistency
- Sky Blue
- Electric Green
- 4 mm Black Edible Beads
- Small Black Nonpareils – (You can also find them at Wal-Mart.)
- Food Safe Edible Marker to draw the pattern on the cookies
- Chocolate Cookie Recipe
- The icing was placed in disposable piping bags fitted with a #2 PME decorating tip or you can use any #2 decorating tip for this project.
- Begin by drawing the face of Santa with a food-safe marker. I like to use light colors because the darker markers can bleed through the icing.
- Next, outline the face with flesh-colored icing.
- Next, flood the face with flesh-colored icing.
- Outline and flood the hat with the red icing and let it dry completely or overnight.
- Once the flesh-colored icing is dry, outline and pipe the beard and hair area with the white icing, and let it dry for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Add the mustache area with white icing. To make it look nice and full, place the end of the tip into the icing and fill it with a lot of icing. Be careful it doesn’t fall off the edge of the cookie.
- Same thing with the brim and top of the hat. Add enough icing to make the look nice and full. If you would like to see a video of how this is done, click here.
- Is it just me or does this kind of look like Yukon Cornelius? So do these cookies. Maybe I need to make some Yukon Cornelius cookies so he’ll get out of my head! Or maybe just eat some peanut butter and pea soup.
- Okay, back to Santa. Pipe two black dots for the eyes and you can make them round, oval, or teardrop-shaped or you can use candy eyes. Whatever eyes make you happy go for it!
Let’s make some reindeer cookies!
- Begin by piping the antlers with an ivory icing line because you don’t have to outline them. The line is so thin you can pipe a nice line as thick or as thin as you would like to complete antlers.
- I should have piped the scarves next but, I did things the hard way. If you outline and pipe the scarfs now, you can let the cookie dry overnight and finish the body tomorrow or you can be wild and crazy like me and do the body first. However you choose to do it, let each color dry well before adding the next color to prevent the colors from bleeding together.
- Outline the body and head with brown icing.
- While the icing is wet, add the 4 mm bead for the nose and the small nonpareils for the eye. Pipe a little white line for the tail.
- Add the black for the feet.
- Outline and flood the scarves with the red, green, and blue icing and let the cookies dry completely.
I am sure Santa will like these chocolate sleigh ride cookies because I made them just for him. Now, if you need me, I am hiding from Christmas until I get more things done. (I am behind the couch eating peanut butter from the jar. Just don’t tell anyone because it’s our secret!)
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