This year, instead of Santa handing out all the presents, why not bake a gift for him – his own yummy cookies, shaped and decorated like a gift box. The Color Right Performance Color System helps create the perfect Santa red bow and message with icing. With a hole baked in the top of the cookie, it’s easy to create a “to go” treat of Santa’s milk and cookies.
Use Color Right base colors and Quick Count color formulas to tint icing in the following shade:
Summer Red: 1 cup white royal icing + 31 drops red + 4 drops orange
Reserve remaining 2 cups icing white
At least one day in advance, bake cookies. Prepare and roll out cookie dough; cut with gift box cutter from set. Use small side of tip 8 to cut hole in top of cookie. Bake and cool.
Prepare royal icing. Prepare royal icing per recipe directions. Tint following color formula above. Place red icing in decorating bag fitted with coupler and tip 8. Place about ¼ cup icing in decorating bag fitted with tip 2.
Decorate cookies. Spatula ice cookie with white icing. Pipe a tip 8 bead for bow; add dot in center for knot. Remove any icing that filled hole with toothpick. Change tip on decorating bag to tip 2; pipe red message. Pipe tip 2 white dots on bow. Let dry several hour.
Thread twine through hole in cookie. Attach to mug, small bottle, etc.