Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Frosting Christmas Cookies and Drizzle Frosting Recipe

One of my favorite Christmas traditions as a child, and even now, is decorating Christmas cookies. It is the culmination of the season for our family, since we make and decorate them on Christmas Eve.


My mom makes the dough and the kids roll it out and cut the cookies. We make at least four cookie sheets worth!



I have to share a secret with you: We make UGLY cookies. And we love them. This is why it's so fun and why we're still decorating them even as adults.




 We use a drizzled kind of frosting, so the cookies are tasty but....not perfect in appearance. I think we've made some really cool cookies though.


Harry Potter cookies to go along with our obsession. These are Jasmine's. She made that golden snitch cookie that says "I open at the close" cool, huh? Don't forget about Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemorte


She made the Weasley family too!

Now for some not so pretty cookies:


Michael Jackson, RIP!


Jaime by Jaime (I added an elephant for some class)


My favorite on here is by my brother-in-law, he did the NC State cookie. I was impressed!


Frosting Recipe:


Ingredients:
1 lb Powdered Sugar
6 Tablespoons of Whole milk
6 Tablespoons of light corn syrup
1 Teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract

Directions:
With a whisk, combine sugar and milk until smooth. Then mix in corn syrup and extract. We put about 3/4 cup into a mug and then add food coloring and stir. We use spoons to drizzle the frosting on and tooth picks for accents.

Do you make Christmas cookies every year? Ever made ugly ones?

15 comments:

Sandie said...

Ya'lls cookies look just like ours! Well, except the Michael Jackson one. We have done this for the last 15 years or so. I am the one who bakes them and then my family of 18 gets together and decorates them. My dad is the cookie king who loves sprinkles and has to have THOUSANDS on his. Looks like ya'll have as much fun as we do.

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

cute!

Smallgood said...

The NCSU cookie jumped out at me (though I'm still not sure what shape it is). Go Wolfpack! And I think these are adorable, especially the HP ones.

cestlavie22 said...

Love the Michael Jackson cookie that made me giggle!

shopannies said...

so much fun

Heather Landry said...

I really LOVED the Harry Potter themed ones. You guys always do the coolest projects!

Jasmine said...

Thank you, Thank you, I'm a cookie artist! I am excellent at Michael Jackson, waving Santa Claus, and Harry Potter themed cookies.

Tracy said...

My mouth is watering thinking of eating these, yummy.
I am loving the Harry Potter cookies , teehee.
We each make a mini gingerbread house. Hubby and the girls make kit kat chocolate bar house ;) they don't last to long, lol.

Dacia said...

What a fun tradition!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love the Harry Potter! :)

Katie said...

Oh how I love sugar cookies, and the homemade ones are always so much better then the store bought.

Thanks for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday!

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Kari said...

These are great! I've already started on some Christmas gifts and this is a great idea of what to give to the neighbors this year! I found you through Organize and Decorate Everything's weekly link party-I would love it if you cam and linked this to my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday.

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget

Beth Jackson Klosterboer said...

Your kitchen table looks just like ours after a day spent decorating cookies. You can't create art without creating a mess!

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Michelle said...

Sometimes the funnest family traditions are the silliest! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Something Swanky said...

Love these :) Thanks for posting-- I'm dying to do a Christmas in July birthday party one year...

Thanks for linking up!

Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com
{Sweet Treats Thursday}

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