Customizable cookie place cards? Your holiday guests will say ‘yes, please’ and ‘thank you’ for these yummy nameplates in their honor at your Christmas, Hanukah or New Year’s Eve dinner table. Made from sweet and savory rosemary-lemon shortbread cookies and decorated with royal icing, they are the perfect start and end to a celebratory feast with friends and family.
Bake cookies. Prepare cookies following recipe instructions. Roll out dough to ¼ inch thick, then use the smooth side of the cutter labeled ‘A’ to make circles. Bake and cool.
Make royal icing. Prepare royal icing according to recipe directions. Tint 1⁄3 cup icing brown, ¼ cup black and set aside.
Ice cookies. With 9-inch angled spatula, smooth ice cookies with white royal icing. Prepare decorating bag with tip 2 and brown icing. Pipe irregular rings around the outer edge of each cookie, overlapping and twisting as you go to look like a wreath of branches. Then pipe 4-5 bands across. Switch to tip 1 and pipe a few squiggly lines at different points along the wreath.
Add names.Prepare decorating bag with black icing and tip 1 to write names of guests, adding extra width to the down strokes. Garnish each cookie with a sprig of rosemary.