Penguins on a Cookie - Christmas Cookie Tutorial

Another one of the designs I went for this Christmas. I love penguins. I think they are cute, and so adorable. They fit in with the winter theme so nicely, and they look cute on cookies.

They were a great hit among my friends, for how cute they are. You can make the same ones too by following my picture tutorial!

Lets get started.

1. Using royal icing, pipe an outline around a round cookie, and flood it immediately with white icing. Let that dry for 24 hours.

2. Pipe the shape of the penguin on the cookie. Let that dry for 24 hours, do not skip the drying part, otherwise the black will bleed into the white icing. Don't fill in the belly yet.

3. After drying for 24 hours or more, fill in the belly of the penguin. Let that dry for 16 hours.

4. Pipe a blue scarf across the penguin's body. Pipe the part of the hat. Let dry for 15 minutes.

5. Pipe the first dangling part of the scarf. Use a toothpick to drag out fringes for the scarf. Pipe the feet. Let dry 6 hours.

6. Pipe the second part of the dangling scarf. Eyes, mouth, and rest of the hat.

7. You're done. Let dry overnight before packaging.

Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

I know I just posted the holly leaves cookies. I just had to post some more Christmas themed cookies. This one is an attempt at copying an image from a ribbon onto a cookie.

I got the ribbon at a Michaels craft store. This is my first attempt at copying an image onto a cookie.

What do you think? Did I do a good job?

I'm sorry I don't have a picture tutorial for this cookie design. It actually slipped my mind.

The gingerbread recipe can be found here:

Holly Leaf Cookies

I wanted to practice my piping skills again. I want to perfect it. I even dream about what designs I can make and new techniques. It has become quite the addiction.

I made these holly leaves cookies. They are the easiest ones to make out of the entire Christmas series I am making. Which I plan to post picture tutorials about soon. I think these holly leaves are easy enough to make without a picture tutorial, so I got them up and posted first.

Here is a SMALL preview of what I am working on:

In fact, from the above picture, you can tell the holly leaves are separate cookies, but together, they form that image you think of a holly leaf.

I used a #2 piping tip to outline and flood the cookie. After drying for 1 hour, I outlined the cookie with a #1 piping tip. After another hour, I pipe a mountain of green icing at the tip of the holly leaf, and stuck a red m&m on the leaf.

The cookies here at gingerbread. Here is the recipe I used:

800 grams of all purpose flour
250 grams of softened butter, unsalted
1 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
3 tps ground cinnamon
3 tps ground ginger
1 tps ground cloves
1 tps salt
2 large eggs
1 cup molasses

1. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl until creamy.
2. Mix in spices. Combine. Then add eggs, one at a time. Then add molasses.
3. Mix flour and salt together. Add to bowl. Mix until just combined
4. Refrigerate overnight, or at least 1 hour.
5. Preheat oven to 350F.
6. Cut out shapes. Use rolling bands for same width.
7. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

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