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Cute Christmas Cookies

Updated on August 13, 2013

It is time to think about cute Christmas cookies again. What makes a cookie cute? Hare are some of the answers -- animals, color, Christmas-themed, simplicity in idea, winter, stars, snowflakes. Because they are so cute, they are fun to make and share. They definitely bring a little bit of joy to those who are taking one. They are great for cookie exchanges and potlucks. Why not bring some fun to those you think about during this holiday season.

Reindeer Cookies
Reindeer Cookies

Easy Reindeer Cookies

Supplies

Chocolate icing

Red mini M & Ms

Drop Sugar Cookies

2-1/2 c flour

1 c sugar

1 t vanilla

1 egg

2T milk

1/2 c butter

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 c shortning

350 degree oven. Drop onto greased baking sheet three inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes.

Brown Sugar Cookies

1/2 lb. butter

1/2 c. sugar

2 cups of flour

1 t. vanilla

350 degree oven. Chill for an hour and then roll out and bake for 10 minutes.

Either put chocolate icing in a sandwish bag and cut a small hole in order to pipe the decorative antlers and eyes. Use some more icing to have the M & Ms stick.

Simple Technique to Outline Snowflake Cookies

Royal Icing Using Meringue Powder


4 c powdered sugar
3 T meringue powder
1/2 t extract (vanilla, lemon or almond)
1/2 - 3/4 c warm water

This recipe uses meringue powder instead of raw eggs. However, if you want to use raw egg, it is your choice.

Family Fun's Recipe for Mitten Cookies

3-1/2 c flour

1 c soften butter (unsalted)

1/2 t salt

2/3 c sugar

1 egg

1 T light corn syrup

1 T vanilla extract

thin licorice

375 degree oven. Mix and form a roll to refrigerate. Slice the dough and roll to 1/4". Use a mitten cookie cutter. Make 2 different color dough and shape into rectangular shapes. Refrigerate. Then, roll out to 8 x 11 and stack both together and slice into 2 inches and then turn them onto the side so that you see alternating stripes. Press together and then put wax paper on top of the stripes and then roll out. Poke a hole in each mitten if you want to thread a thin licorice.

Use two color dough and twist to form the candy cane cookies.

How to Use the Flood Technique on A Mitten Cookie

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      chase 

      20 months ago

      cool

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Alocsin. You are right. The techniques can be used on cookies for any occasion.

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wish I'd discovered these techniques during Xmas. But I suspect they can be adapted to other holidays. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, homesteadbound. Themed cookies are considered fancier, and I have noticed a lot of people giving cookies and pastries as gifts because food tends to be better group gifts. Here in Los Angeles, there is a Cuban bakery shop that has a waiting period of over an hour right before the holidays.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, RTalloni.I think small children do not associate certain cookies with certain holidays. Cute is all year round.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      These cookies were great! They would make great gifts and be really fun at parties. I loved them all!

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      These are really cute examples of decorated cookies. Christmas may be over for this year, but these ideas are adaptable for every holiday season and I intend to keep them in mind. Thanks!

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, Ehsan121. I like brown sugar cookies, too.

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      ehsan121 

      6 years ago from Karachi

      All of them are interesting and tasty cookies, I like brown sugar one:P

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, vocalcoach. Happy Holidays!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh my - these cookies are so cute! I think even I could make some of these :) Thanks so much for this well done hub formosangirl! Voted up.

      vocalcoach~

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Katrinasui,I am so glad you visited. Thanks for your comments.

    • formosangirl profile imageAUTHOR

      formosangirl 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Cresentmoon2007, thank you for your comments.

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      katrinasui 

      6 years ago

      These cookies are really cute. You have done a great job on this hub.

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      Cresentmoon2007 

      6 years ago from Caledonia, MI

      Those are just adorable and sound great. Voted up.

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