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7 Creative Cookie Creations To Sweeten Up The Holidays This Season!

Posted on November 29, 2017
  • 7 Creative Cookie Creations To Sweeten Up The Holidays This Season!
  • Peppermint Bauble Gingerbread Men
  • Stained Glass Sugar Cookie Ornaments
  • Reindeer Cookies
  • Gingerbread Gift Boxes
  • Sugar Cookie Candy Canes
  • Marbled Sugar Cookies
  • Lattice Mitten Cookies

 ingredients

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 steps

 ingredients

Peppermint Bauble Gingerbread Men

  • Gingerbread cookie dough, for crisp cookies
  • Peppermint melts
  • Royal icing
Preparation Time

15 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

12

 steps

1.

Roll

 4 mins

Roll out your gingerbread cookie dough, and cut out gingerbread men shapes.

2.

Roll

 1 min

Roll a piece of aluminum foil into a tight ball, the same size as your peppermint melts.

3.

Place

 1 min

Place the aluminum ball in the center of the cookie, between its arms.

4.

Press

 2 mins

Using your thumb, lightly press the arms to elongate them, and then pull the arms up and over the ball, to hold it in place.

5.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Bake the cookies according to your recipe, then allow them to cool slightly.

6.

Remove

 2 mins

While still warm, and slightly pliable, remove the aluminum ball and replace it with a peppermint melt.

7.

Pipe

 8 mins

Pipe on a face and buttons.

 ingredients

Stained Glass Sugar Cookie Ornaments

  • Gingerbread cookie dough, for crisp cookies
  • Peppermint melts
  • Royal icing
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Roll

 5 mins

Roll out sugar cookie dough, and cut out festive shapes using cookie cutters. Then, using a smaller cookie cutter, cut out the center of each cookie.

2.

Crush

 3 mins

Place your hard candies in a plastic sandwich bag and crush them using a rolling pin or another heavy object.

3.

Spoon

 2 mins

Spoon enough crushed hard candy into the center of each cookie, to fill them.

4.

Poke

 1 min

Using a skewer, poke a small hole into the top of each cookie.

5.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Bake the cookies according to your recipe.

6.

String

 2 mins

String a ribbon through each hole, so the cookies can be hung.

 ingredients

Reindeer Cookies

  • Gingerbread cookie dough, for chewy, cakey cookies
  • Mini chocolate-covered pretzels
  • Mini M&M’s, brown and red
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Scoop

 1 min

Scoop two-tablespoonful mounds of cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

2.

Press

 3 mins

Roll each mound into a ball, and using your thumb and forefinger, squeeze the ball gently to create a ‘head’ shape. Then, gently press your thumb into the top half of the head shape, to widen it.

3.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Bake the cookies according to your recipe, and allow them to cool slightly.

4.

Press

 5 mins

While still slightly warm and pliable, press two brown M&M into the cookie, as eyes, and one red one, as a nose.

5.

Finish

 varies depending on recipe

Finish with two pretzels pressed in as antlers. The chocolate will melt ever so slightly from the warmth and form an adhesive as it cools.

 ingredients

Gingerbread Gift Boxes

  • Gingerbread cookie dough, for crisp cookies
  • Royal icing
  • Treats for inside the box, such as chocolates and candies
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Roll

 3 mins

Roll out your gingerbread cookie dough to a ⅛” thickness, and cut four squares using a cookie cutter, to make one box.

2.

Cut

 1 min

Using a smaller cookie cutter, cut out the centers of two of the boxes.

3.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Bake the cookies according to your recipe.

4.

Pipe

 1 min

Once the cookies have cooled, place one whole cookie on your work surface, and pipe a border of icing onto the cookie.

5.

Top

 5 mins

Place one of the window pane cookies on top of the base cookie, and pipe another border of royal icing around the edge, then top with the remaining window pane cookie. Allow the icing to dry.

6.

Fill

 2 mins

Fill your box with treats, top with the remaining whole cookie and wrap with a ribbon.

 ingredients

Sugar Cookie Candy Canes

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Red sanding sugar
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Roll

 3 mins

Roll a piece of sugar cookie dough into a thin, 10” rope and cut it in two.

2.

Roll

 1 min

Roll one half in red sanding sugar, and keep the other half bare.

3.

Twist

 3 mins

Lay both halves side by side, and twist them together.

4.

Bend

 2 mins

Lay your twisted candy cane rope onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bend the top end downward, to form a candy cane shape.

5.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Bake according to your recipe.

 ingredients

Marbled Sugar Cookies

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Food coloring, red and green
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Divide

 1 min

Divide your dough into three equal parts.

2.

Dye

 2 mins

Using a few drops of food coloring for each, dye one part red and one part green. Leave the third part plain.

3.

Tear

 2 mins

Tear all three colors into small pieces, scattering them over your surface so that they overlap slightly.

4.

Roll

 3 mins

Cover the dough with a sheet of parchment paper and, using a rolling pin, roll the dough to a ¼” thickness. The colors should all meld together and form one marbled piece.

5.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Using cookie cutters, cut out your desired shapes and bake them according to your recipe.

 ingredients

Lattice Mitten Cookies

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Food coloring, red
Preparation Time

2 minutes

Complexity

Easy

Serves

varies depending on recipe

 steps

1.

Divide

 2 mins

Divide your sugar cookie dough in half, and using a few drops of red food coloring, dye one half of the dough red.

2.

Roll

 3 mins

Roll both halves, separately, into a ⅛” thickness, and cut both doughs into 1” strips.

3.

Lattice

 4 mins

Start by laying all your red strips horizontally, then lattice in your white strips vertically.

4.

Roll

 2 mins

Lay a piece of parchment paper over the dough, and roll it until the doughs meld and form one cohesive sheet.

5.

Bake

 varies depending on recipe

Cut out your mittens with a mitten cookie cutter, and bake them according to your recipe instructions.

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