Sunday, December 4, 2011
Gingerbread Cookies | Christmas Cookies | Decorating Gingerbread Men
There is nothing quite like gingerbread baking - the wintery spices mixed molasses... mmmm. This year, I did a handstitched holiday theme for our decorating. I decided to extend that theme to my holiday baking, resulting in... handstitched Gingerbread Men, Mittens & Candy Canes.
I decorated all of the cookies with red and white royal icing (recipe for Royal Icing here!) - classic Christmas. I decided to make all of the cookies a little different - assorted 'knit' red and white sweaters.
Each cookie has 'stitches' in different patterns. I especially like the snowflake sweater... I wish I could actually knit a real sweater like this!
I used a larger round tip to draw and fill in the mittens & sweater, then a small tip for the stitches.
Knitted Mittens are another element of my cozy Christmas theme. Again, I did various patterns on each cookie... no two hand-knitted mittens are the same, right?
What shapes of gingerbread cookies will you make this year?