Good old Santa has his arms out for welcoming hug. Delicious cookie make from Santa and Bell cutters. Decorated with red licorice twist arms and legs top with gumdrop mittens and boots. Happy Holidays to all.
In advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. For each Santa, cut 1 head using largest oval Cut-Out and 1 body using bell cutter from set (cut clapper off bell). Bake and cool cookies.
Decorate cookies on waxed paper covered board using royal icing. Ice oval cookie smooth in light peach. Pipe tip 8 hat with tail extending about 1/2 in. beyond cookie (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 3 C-motion beard, zigzag hat brim, swirl pompom and outline ears. Pipe tip 1 dot eyes and nose, outline mouth; let dry. Ice bell cookie smooth in red. Pipe tip 3 ball trim and tip 1 outline buttons; let dry. Cut licorice into 1 1/2 in. sections for arms, 1 3/4 in. sections for legs. Attach to back of body with melted candy. Flatten spice drops slightly between waxed paper. Cut 1 in. semi-circles for shoes; shape mittens from 3/4 in. ovals. Attach with melted candy. Trim mittens with tip 3 zigzags; let dry. Attach head to body with melted candy; let set.
*Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown. Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown. Combine Creamy Peach with Ivory for skin tone shown. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.