How to Make Fun Candy like Grinch’s Santa Cookies
I guess this year I’m all about the Grinch movie because I think it’s cute how his heart grew three sizes that day. No matter what kind of a mood we’re in we can learn something from that grouchy green guy because he went through every crazy emotion in the movie. One thing I learned from the movie is he sure knows how to make Santa cookies! Seeing the cookies the Grinch made has me wanting to make The Grinch’s Santa Cookies every holiday season because they’re so darn cute. I also want to Make Fun Candy like Grinch’s Santa Cookies. So here are a few free royal icing transfers of the Santa for you to use on your Grinch Christmas cookies or on any cookies you want.
Supply List for Fun Candy like Grinch’s Santa Cookies:
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Half a Batch of Royal Icing
Royal Icing Colors:
(Soft Food Gel Colors)
Red-Wilton No Taste Red Icing Color
White- AmeriColor Bright White
Black- AmeriColor Super Black
Flesh- AmeriColor Ivory
Grinch Santa Royal Icing Transfer Patterns:
Small Grinch Santa Template
Large Grinch’ Santa Template
X-Large Grinch’s Santa Template
Something to tape your pattern on so you can pipe the candies. I bought a piece of foam board and cut it into four pieces and it works well and they’re easy to store and use for all your royal icing patterns.
Fan so you can dry the royal icing once you pipe it.
How to Make Fun Candy Like Grinch’s Santa Cookies Video:
I hope you enjoy the video!
- Begin by printing the free templates that are listed under the supply list.
- Tape the template onto a piece of foam board so it will stay in place while you make the candy. I picked foam board because it’s lightweight and easy to move without bending or messing up your royal icing.
- Next, draw the Santa cookie on each Santa shape because drawing patterns are really helpful on royal icing transfers.
- Cut a piece of wax and tape it on top of the pattern.
- Pipe the Santa’s face with the flesh-colored royal icing.
- Use a turkey lacer to push the royal icing into place.
- Outline and flood the hat with the red royal icing and use the turkey lacer to push the icing into place.
- Then, outline and flood his suit with the red royal icing.
- Place this in front of a fan and let it dry completely.
- Once you’ve let the icing dry completely it’s time to add a few more details with the thick royal white icing. Add the fur to the top and bottom of the hat and the bottom of his jacket.
- Then, add the black boots and use a turkey lacer to push the icing in place.
- Let the white royal icing dry because we want to add another layer to make it nice and full.
- Add another layer of the thick royal icing to his outfit.
- Next, pipe a white dot for the eyes.
- Then, add a dot of black royal icing on the eye.
- Add another drop of black royal icing for the mouth.
- After you add all of the fir to his outfit, pipe a red royal icing nose.
- Add a white wiggly line on each arm and add the fur to the bottom of each leg.
- Let these little guys dry completely.
I hope you like royal icing transfers because I think our future holds a lot of them. I’m making plans and designing cookies so we can use them often. If you have any ideas of patterns you want, leave me a comment and let me know and I’ll do my best to make them for us. I’ll be back soon with more Christmas cookies.
I am almost finished with my Christmas cutout decorated cookies for my neighbors and family. My cookies have never looked better. Your frosting worked so well and it is enough to do my entire double batch with lots of fun designs. This is such of love of craft and creativity. There is so much inspiration found on your site. May you have a wonderful holiday. Thank you for sharing. Jnetti
Lisa, can you tell me how to prevent icing from bleeding into other icing colors? Like black bleeding into white RI.