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North Pole Natives Holiday Cookies

Santa and his reindeer are no strangers to the North Pole…and everyone knows how much Santa and his crew love cookies! Great for leaving out on Christmas Eve or gifting to family and friends, these North Pole Natives Holiday Cookies are fun to decorate and simple enough for decorators of all skill levels. Create nine reindeer cookies (one with a red nose, of course!) and gift this Christmas cookie set to neighbors or friends. Made up of a combination of shapes, the cookies in this project can be made using shapes from the 18 pc. Holiday Metal Cutter Set and the 101 Cookie Cutter Set.
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Step 1

Prepare and roll out dough. For each reindeer cut 1 bell body and 1 head; trim clapper off bell. For each Santa cut 1 head, and 1 medium round body. Bake and cool. Ice cookies smooth.

Step 2

For reindeer, use tip 3 to pipe in antlers, inside ears and nose. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes, outline mouth, tip 5 bead tuft of fur. Pipe tip 8 outline legs and tip 3 hooves.

Step 3

For Santa, pipe tip 5 outline belt and buckle, zigzag trim on suit and hat. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes and mouth, tip 3 dot nose. Pipe tip 3 swirl beard, moustache and pompom. For arms and legs, cut 1 1/2 in. lengths of licorice. For gloves and boots, roll out spice drops on waxed paper sprinkled with sugar; cut shapes with knife and attach to licorice with icing. Pipe tip 3 zigzag cuffs.

Step 4

Attach heads to bodies and Santa arms and legs with melted candy.

*Combine Brown and Red-Red for brown shown.

Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red for red shown.

Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown.

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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.

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