Cookie Decorating

Posted by Brette in Crafts | Food | Holidays

I’ve been doing holiday cookies in stages. I’ll make the dough one day, cut it out and bake it another and then we had a big cookie decorating night to decorate the gingerbread and sugar cookies. This year I bought some little squeeze bottles, thinking we could emulate Martha and make the cookies look like the ones Dani decorates on Martha’s show. Silly me. First problem – my mixer broke as I was making frosting. Then the frosting was too stiff, so we had to add milk (by hand!). Finally we got it to work. The bottles were great for outlining and making lines and designs. “Flooding” the inside of the cookie (as Dani, the cookie decorating expert on Martha’s show calls it) was harder. Sure you could squeeze frosting into the center, but then trying to spread it evenly with a knife was very hard. Still, I think the cookies turned out pretty well. I’m not a fan of a lot of frosting, but kids will be kids! It took us about 2 hours to get them all decorated. It was exhausting but fun!

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3 Responses

  • That looks like fun! The kids will remember it, because that is one thing I still remember about Christmas cookies. We would all sit at the table with many tiny pyrex bowls full of different color frosting to decorate the dozens of cookies we made. Good memories!

  • That’s exactly how we did it until this year!

  • woisme says:

    Your cookies look great.
    I decorated cookies this year using the bottles also.
    I found it a whole lot less messy then using the bags and tips. My oldest daughter (18) really had no interest in decorating the cookies. My other daughter (16) decorated enough cookies to give to her boyfriends family. I guess my girls prefer making cookies to decorating them.