Traditional Buttercream Christmas Cookies

Traditional Buttercream Christmas Cookies

  • leaf cookie cutter
  • wreath cookie cutter
  • tree cookie cutter
  • boot cookie cutter
  • snowman cookie cutter
  • poinsettia cookie cutter
  • holly leaf cookie cutter
  • red, green, black, white and orange buttercream
  • red and white sugar pearls
  • red fondant
  • bow mold

Tree: Use #233 grass tip with green buttercream to pipe branches.  Start with the bottom branches and pull the icing toward the bottom of the tree.  Then pipe the next row of branches so that the bottom overlaps the first row.  Repeat up the tree.  Add red and white sugar pearls.

Branches: Use #5 tip and green buttercream to pipe branches.  Start at the bottom of the branches and pipe lines toward the top.  Add scrolls to fill in leaf cutter.  Use #3 tip with white buttercream to pipe small dots.  Use bow mold and red fondant to create bow.  Attach with small dot of buttercream.

Poinsettia:  Use #366 leaf tip with red buttercream to pipe leaves.  Start in the middle of cookie and pull to the tip of the leaf.  Use #2 tip to pipe white dots in center of cookie.  Use #1 tip with green buttercream to pipe small dot on top of each white dot.

Boot:  Spread red buttercream on cookie.  Use #4 tip with white buttercream to pipe mounds of swirls to form wool on top of boot.  Use black buttercream and #4 tip to pipe sole of boot.

Holly:  Spread green buttercream on leaf part of cookie.  Use edge of spatula to scrape edge of cookie.  Use #10 tip with red icing to pipe 3 red dots for berries.  Allow icing to crust and then flatten berries with finger and use back of knife blade to create lines in leaves.

Wreath: Use green buttercream and #350 leaf tip to pipe row of leaves around cookie.  Add red sugar pearls.  Use bow mold and red fondant to create bow.  Attach with small dot of buttercream.

Snowman: Use white buttercream and #2A tip to pipe 3 large dots for snowman body and head.  Use red buttercream with #2 tip to pipe hat, orange buttercream with #2 tip to pipe nose and black buttercream with #1 tip to pipe face and buttons.

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