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No Cookie Cutter? No Problem.

No Cookie Cutter? No Problem.

December 03, 2014
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Even if you don’t have a box full of fun holiday cookie cutters, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cute cut-out cookies on your holiday table. A standard drinking glass with about a 3-inch opening is a great stand-in for cookie cutters.

Round cookies can be decorated in a variety of ways to add festive color to any cookie tray. First, make a batch of Best Ever Butter Cookies. Then check out the decorating suggestions below to get you started. For most of these, you can use a piping bag fitted with a small round tip, or a resealable plastic bag with a small corner snipped off to pipe frosting in different colors.

To create this first look, simply frost round butter cookies with white icing. Next, fill a piping bag with red frosting. Pipe red frosting on the white frosting to look like a peppermint candy. Sprinkle with some sanding sugar for added sparkle.

For the next idea, start by frosting round cookies with red icing. Then, use black gel frosting to create a belt and buttons. Use white frosting in a piping bag to add details like the fur trim along the bottom of the coat or a belt buckle.

To make snowflake cookies, frost round cookies with light blue icing. Fill a piping bag with white frosting. Pipe a snowflake pattern on the blue frosting. Finish with edible glitter or sanding sugar for extra sparkle.

To make a festive holiday tree, frost round cookies with white icing. Fill a piping bag with green frosting. Start with a narrow zigzag pattern at the top of the cookie and widen as you go down to create a tree shape. Add a straight line for a trunk. So simple!

Want to include your littlest helpers in the fun? Frost round cookies in a variety of colors, and top with festive sprinkles.

What are your favorite ways to decorate a plate of cut-out cookies?

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Such cute decorating ideas, using the round shape as backround. Sometimes, when time is short, I just use a simple glaze on the cookie and then shake on colored sugar. Quick and tasty! Looks like you rolled out on floured parchment paper. Rolling is always the hardest part for me, but this year rolled dough between two sheets of waxed paper before chilling. Worked very well. Will try the sturdier parchment paper next time.

Posted December 26, 2014 by Susan