Handling a Tall Order Cookies
The Man of the Season is head over heels with desserts. Great cookie pop made using the Christmas Tree Comfort Grip? Cutter and Square Cut-Outs?. Add features to Santa and festive gifts with bright shades of royal icing. Wonderful treats for school parties and home gatherings.
Each cookie serves 1.
In advance: Prepare and decorate Santa and gift cookies. Roll out dough; for each Santa cookie, cut 1 tree using cutter, 1 large square and 3 medium squares using Cut-Outs.
Trim off extended branch areas from tree to create a triangular shape. Trim large square to 1 x 2 in. and medium squares to 1 1/2 x 1 in., 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. and 1 x 1 in.
Bake and cool all cookies.
Ice Santa and gifts smooth. Pipe tip 3 stripes or dots on medium gifts, tip 4 stripes on large gift. Pipe tip 4 dot bow on 1 in. gift.
Place Santa on waxed paper. Pipe in tip 12 face (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 5 arms; add tip 12 bead boots.
Pipe tip 4 zigzag beard and fur trim on coat hem. Add tip 2 dot nose, tip 1 string eyes and dot mouth, tip 3 pull-out moustache.
With royal icing, attach large gift at top of triangle. Pipe tip 4 mittens holding gift.
Build up hat under gift with tip 4 and add tip 3 zigzag fur trim on hat and sleeves. Let dry overnight.
Remove Santa from waxed paper and attach stick to back with royal icing, leaving 4 in. extended at bottom. Attach remaining gifts to stick with royal icing. Let dry.
*Note: Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red for red shown.
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!
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.