CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Christmas is over, but I did not get to share all the cookie designs I’ve made in the past few weeks with the season in mind. So I am forced to go on with the holiday theme for a while, maybe two or three more posts. Such is the life of a cookie blogger… Ornaments are a lot of fun to play with, not only you can use cookie cutters with the perfect shape, but you can also add fondant ornaments as decorations in a round, rectangular, or plaque format. And you can even add holes to your cookies and turn them into real hanging treats for your tree. Let’s go over each one of these ideas, shall we?

DESIGN #1
SPRINKLED ORNAMENTS

I love how festive those are, and how easy to put together. I used Chocolate-Chipotle as the basic cookie, then all you have to do is ice the part that you want to add sprinkles to. Cover with sprinkles, let that set for 30 minutes or so, and flood the rest. Painting the hook part with gold is optional, but I think it elevates the design a bit.

DESIGN #2
WET-ON-WET


Always so striking and very easy to make, just add horizontal lines with contrasting color to the flooded base while still wet, and pull with a needle in one direction, then the other. The closer you make the lines, and the more lines you add, the better. But you can also add the pattern to just a small portion of the cookie, as I did below…

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DESIGN #3
HANGING ORNAMENTS

You can pick any cookie shape you want, from snowflakes to Christmas trees, bells, ornaments, just make sure they are large enough to incorporate a hole on the top. Then use any decoration style you feel like to bring the ornaments to life.

DESIGN #4
FONDANT ORNAMENTS

For this type of design, any shape of cookie cutter will work, just pick a background color and make little fondant ornaments, in my case I chose to spray them with Wilton gold. A little hanging line piped with a very thin icing tip, is all you need to finish things up. The possibilities of color combinations are endless….

Fondant decorations can come in quite handy for other shapes too… And they can be made in advance and just wait for the right opportunity to play…

DESIGN #5
PLAYING WITH TEXTURE

I loved this set so much! The central ornament was flooded with red, next day thick Royal icing was applied with a stencil. The other ornaments were painted with Americolor White before baking. Then just a few details added to complete the design.

So that wraps up the ornament concept for the year of…. 2022. With the speed that time is flying, I bet it won’t take long for the next round of Christmas-themed cookies to show up here!

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ONE YEAR AGO: Is it a cupcake? Is it a fern?

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sharing the last collection of cookies for the season, these are simple to make, and I like their almost minimalist look, particularly the Christmas tree. I wish I had saved the source of my inspiration for the little gift packages, but I took a screen shot of some Instagram stuff, never saved the actual post and was unable to find it again.

Apart from simple Royal icing details in red and green, fondant details make them special. I always use white fondant and paint in any color I want later.

You can do a lot with just three colors of icing, and during Christmas season, it’s pretty much all you need…

Two tones of green can also make a pretty cute wreath design, when coupled with red accent sprinkles…

Just pipe them as shown below and run a needle through the center, drawing a circle.

This year I’ve done a lot of Christmas trees, but not as many ornaments…

It is now time to say goodbye to Christmas cookies… makes me sad, but in a way every season that ends leaves that feeling that too many cookies were left unbaked. But another season comes to get excited about… Can you feel the Valentine vibes forming?