In the Cookie Jar

One Last Decorated Cookie Picture from 2007

I decorated this set on maybe the 23rd and 24th, and took this one picture a couple days after
Christmas.  It was the only one left of the bunch.

It’s a gingerbread cookie, with a blend of green food colorings in the royal icing to give it a nice leaf color…I used a little offset spatula to create texture…and then piped on little red holly berries…and then painted thin lines of watered-down royal icing and sprinkled on clear sparkling sugar (it doesn’t melt when you get it wet or bake it…at least not for a long time) to create the icy/frosty/snowy look.

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They were fun and relaxing to do.  I wanted to have more time to decorate some of the cookies I’d made, but it was not to be.  I’ll budget more time for that next year, hopefully.  And in the meantime, there are plenty of other holidays and occasions coming up, with plenty of reasons to decorate cookies. 

And besides, I have so many cookie cutters longing for their fifteen minutes of fame. 

Hmmm.  That might be an interesting project for the upcoming year…actually USE more than just the Halloween ones, the dinosaurs, and the traditional holiday ones for a change.  I think that deserves some consideration….

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