Holiday Baking Traditions Start With Wilton

December 8th, 2010 by Paula Ivancicts

I love the fact that Wilton pans stand the test of time and can be used from generation to generation. I first started using the Marseilles Classic Cookie Mold for holiday baking in the 80’s and continue to use that pan with my own girls today.

Marseilles Classic Cookie Mold I have many Wilton pans that my older sisters used and handed down to me. My kind of hand-me-downs!

I decided I needed to add the Non-Stick Mini Holiday Pan and the Snowflake Non-Stick Cookie Pan to my annual holiday baking. These pans are much heavier than the Marseilles Classic Cookie Mold and the non-stick feature makes release and clean up easier. These pans also have a lot of detail in the cookie designs.

Mini Holiday PanThe recipe I used called for a 400-degree oven, but with non-stick pans I usually bake them at 375 degrees. I prepared the pans with Bake Easy™ Non-Stick Spray. The pans were so easy to use! Just press some of the dough into the pans and bake.

The cookies turned a nice golden brown and smelled delicious as they baked! I let them cool in the pans on cooling grids about 10 minutes and then easily removed the cookies. They had the imprinted shapes and turned out wonderfully! I continued to let the cookies cool on the racks.

Decorated Holiday CookiesDecorating was very easy! I used Cookie Icings – which I love, love, love. As I’ve said before, these are one of my favorite Wilton products! They are so easy to use and come in a variety of colors and a little goes a long way! I used white, red, and green.

I also used White Cake Sparkles™, White Sparkle Gel, White Sparkling Sugar, 6-mix Christmas Sprinkle Assortment, Silver Stars Edible Glitter, Holiday Mix Sparkling Sugars and Sapphire Pearlized Sugar.

If you’re looking for a new holiday recipe, check out our recipe section or the Wilton Discussion Forum. Don’t forget, Wilton also has plenty of Gift Giving Boxes and Baskets! Who wouldn’t love these cookies as a gift?

Paula Ivancicts Paula's love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. She even made a speech on cake decorating! Paula enjoys candy making, baking, cooking, crafting, and sharing her interests with her two daughters and her grill-master husband. Paula's favorite part of candy making and baking is sharing her treats with friends, family and co-workers and believes chocolate makes everything better! Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep.

11 Replies

  1. Wilma Vick-McDaniel says:

    Wilton books have great ideas for different thing you can make with the different shape pans. I have about 40 different shapes. My children used them a lot for State Fair contest. Won many ribbons. I have make many Wedding cakes and Birthday cakes. Bring lots of joy to many friends. Have make several ginger bread houses, those are lots of fun to make with children and decorate with candies.

    • Paula Ivancicts says:

      Hi Wilma!
      Yes, the Wilton Yearbooks and website have lots of great ideas! It’s nice to hear about all the things you have done with the Wilton items; sounds like you’ve made a lot of beautiful creations.

  2. Michely Diaz says:

    Hola Michely: Feliz Navidad. Le mando ideas de Wilton para estas fiestas. Saludos, Lucila Castañeda.

  3. Lisa says:

    Can you give me the recipe for the cookie mold sugar cookie recipe?

  4. Cakewhiz says:

    Just like you, I have fallen in love with wilton supplies, especially their pans. I honestly don’t know what I would do if a michaels was not near my house…lol.

  5. Barb denfeld says:

    Does anyone have a ginger bread cookie recipe that can be used in the nonstick mini holiday pan

  6. deb yost says:

    Question? Can I mix regular sugar and the edible glitter to make a mold?

  7. Lea Boy says:

    I made the recipe the came with the Christmas shapes cooky pan. The cookies turned out greasy and hard as rocks. I followed the recipe exactly. What went wrong?

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