THE couple that makes the season bright. Invite these sweethearts to your holiday party and watch the fun begin. Santa and Mrs. Claus are cut from Roll-Out Cookie Dough and decorated with quick-drying royal icing.
Prepare cookie recipe, tint copper. Roll out and cut cookies using gingerbread boy and girl cutters from set. Bake and cool following recipe directions.
Decorate the following in full-strength royal icing on a waxed paper-covered board.
For Santa, outline and pipe in tip 4 jacket and hat in red, boots in black. Add tip 2 dot nose in copper, dot mouth and outline eyes in black. Add tip 3 swirl hair, beard and fur trim in white. Add tip 3 dot pompom and pull-out moustache in white. Pipe tip 3 outline belt in black and buckle in yellow.
For Mrs. Claus, outline and pipe in tip 4 dress in red. Outline and pipe in tip 4 apron and shoes in white. Add tip 2 dot nose in copper, dot eyes and outline mouth in black. Add tip 3 swirl hair in white.
*Combine red-red and Christmas red for red shade 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.