Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Cookie Decorating Techniques

You'll need:
food coloring
colored sparkling sugar
paint brush
disposable pastry bags and tips
modeling tweezers
seedless raspberry jam

Christmas Light Technique
Spoon icing onto cookie, make sure the sides are iced and let the excess drip off
Spoon on sparkling sugar over glaze while still wet
Place on drying rack

Christmas Tree Technique
Take previously glazed Christmas tree cookie and outline tree with white royal icing using a pastry bag and tip
Add white sparkling sugar to royal icing
Make garland on tree using royal icing in the pastry bag
Add candy holly and berries with tweezers

Ornament Technique
Completely glaze ornament cookie
With a different color glaze in a pasty bag, draw stripes across the cookie
Drag a toothpick across opposite direction of stripes to make interesting design on cookie
Let dry on drying rack

Linzer Technique
Take a cookie with a hole cut in the middle and decorate the top 
Spread thin layer of jam on a bottom cookie with no hole in it and place other cookie on top

Tip: repair a break in the icing with a wet paint brush