Christmas is upon us, ready or not! For me, it’s more “not” than “ready.” I did have a little time between baking snickerdoodles and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to whip together some simple tree and stocking cookies. So here they are!Every year I put together several boxes of cookies to send to friends and family, this year I added in decorated sugar cookies to the usual snickerdoodles. Two reasons. 1. I wanted to share my new passion with my very distant friends/family and 2. I have been super curious to see how the cookies shipped and if they could survive a trip across the country in my usual packaging. I will find out when they arrive! The little trees were supposed to have a ruffle of white garland, made with a tiny star tip, but the icing was too thin. Normally, I’d scrape it off and add more of the thicker white to make the icing more stiff, but I decided not to. I was kinda digging the smoother lines for garland. Now for the stockings I knew that I would want the white ruffled look. Smooth would just not work here! So I did empty out the bag and mix in more of the thicker white for the stocking tops. Here’s a tip I learned: go in one direction. I tried to apply the icing in a Z shape, but the pattern was distracting and not very attractive. Instead when you get to the end of a row cut the icing and start a new row. See? Nice the fluffy!I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Stay safe and stay warm! I’ll let you know how well the cookies traveled in the next post.
Love and cookies,