I’m guessing with Thanksgiving over in the United States and Black Friday quickly becoming a distant nightmare for some midnight shoppers it is safe to start posting all things related to that Winter holiday that we are all getting geared up for next…Christmas!!
Seems odd actually to be baking for Christmas, putting the outside lights up around the house and ticking off names on the shopping gift list. Odd because here we are, the 23rd of November and we have yet to see one snowflake! I’m not complaining mind you, the later it arrives the happier I’ll be. I can’t say the same for the grand-kids. They have been ready for weeks with their new snowsuits, mittens, boots and scarves to greet ole’ man Winter head-on. When you’re a kid, mountainous high piles of heavy packed snow is just an invitation for fun. When you’re my age, it’s just a good excuse to stay indoors and bake cookies.
Today I’m sharing with you a cute little trio of snow figure cookies. They were inspired by this art work done by Ramona. She not only creates amazing images for virtual games but this multi-faceted lady also runs her own web design and hosting company in Germany. After contacting her for permission to use her virtual images, I’m very grateful and happy to be sharing them with you. Thank you Ramona! Your virtual trio are adorable and I hope you are happy with my rendering of them.
Each of these would be cute made into ornament cookies and hung on your Christmas tree, or you can wrap them up with a pretty bow and tuck them into someone’s stocking!
To make this cute winter trio you will need the following:
Large square frame cookie cutter (if you don’t have one, you can use just a large round cutter, plain or fluted)
Royal Piping Icing in:
Royal Flood Icing in:
As well as:
Blue Sanding Sugar
Green Sanding Sugar
Gold Luster Dust
Bake and cool your cookies then do the following… (these were done with vanilla bean sugar cookie dough but they would be great in a gingerbread dough as well)
1. Pipe a large circle around the centre of your cookie with red piping icing.
2. Flood the circle with red flood icing and pipe around the outside edge of the cookie with green piping icing.
3. When piping icing is dry, flood the area with green flood icing. Let cookies dry overnight.
4. When the cookies have dried completed, pipe the outline of the images of the snowman, snow angel and snow penguin with black piping icing for the snow man and penguin and white and gold piping for the snow angel. If you can’t do it free hand, use your KopyKate projector as I did.
6. When the piping outlines have dried, use black flood icing to fill in the *back* of the penguin’s and the snowman’s hat. Use gold flood icing to fill in the angel’s wing and halo. Then use white flood icing to fill in the *front* of the penguin, the angel and the snowman. Use blue flood icing to fill in the snowman’s and penguin’s scarves.
7. Use black piping icing to make dots for each of the eyes on all the figures and to make the mouth for the angel. Use orange piping icing to make the noses for the penguin and the snowman.
8. When the snow angel’s wings and halo have dried, use a bit of gold luster dust mixed with a drop or two of vodka and with a clean paint brush, apply the luster dust. With green piping/flood icing make two holly leaves at the bottom right corner of each cookie. Apply the holly berries with a few drops of red piping icing.
9. Apply blue sanding sugar to the snowman’s and penguin’s scarves by brushing a light coating of clear corn syrup on the scarves and then shaking the sanding sugar on them. Use this same technique to apply green sanding sugar to the holly leaves.
And there you have your cute little Winter Trio, all ready for Christmas!