Everyone loves an ugly Christmas sweater! Celebrate all those wonderfully gaudy sweaters with these fun Ugly Sweater Christmas Cookies. With the freedom to decorate these holiday cookies however you’d like, this is a great way to use up leftover icing, sprinkles and decorations in your stash. Invite friends and family over to participate in the fun and create a whole closet worth of sweaters anyone would be embarrassed to wear!
Make cookies. Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use jersey cutter from 4-pc. football colored metal set to cut cookies. Bake and cool cookies.
Outline and flow in backgrounds. Prepare Color Flow icing following recipe directions. Tint as needed for your designs as follows: For backgrounds, tint Christmas red/red-red (for red), royal blue/sky blue combination (for blue), kelly green. Reserve some white.
Use tip 3 and full-strength icing to outline cookies. Use thinned icing in cut disposable bags to flow in cookies. Place on parchment paper-covered boards and let dry 24 hours. Reserve remaining icing.
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Decorate cookies. Tint portions of reserved white icing as needed: Christmas red/red-red/ black combination (for dark red); kelly green/black combination (for dark green), brown/Christmas red combination (for brown), orange, lemon yellow, copper, violet, black/white combination (for gray).
Trace pattern sections for each design on parchment paper. Cut out sections to make stencils. Position stencils on cookies. Use black FoodWriter edible color marker to trace stencil areas on cookies. Use tip 1 to cover designs with dots, following instructions below.
For snowman sweater: Pipe white face, black mouth, eyes and eyebrows, orange nose, red neckline and sleeve trim, green cap with dark green trim and white pompom.
For tree sweater: Pipe green and dark green needles; white garland; yellow, red and orange lights; yellow star; red ornaments with violet stripes and gray hangers.
For Christmas bulb and ornament sweater: Pipe dark green light string; orange, red, blue and yellow small ornaments; orange large ornament with red stripes and gray hanger.
For bow sweater: Pipe red and dark red bow, red streamers and green pine branches.
For Santa sweater: Pipe copper face and nose; black eyes and mouth; dark green holly leaves; red hat and holly berries; white beard, mustache, hat trim and snowflakes. Pipe red message.
For gingerbread boy sweater: Pipe brown boy; white facial features and cuffs; red, green and white flagpole; blue flag; black message and white path.