Saturday, December 22, 2012

Snowmen and Christmas Tree Cookies

Sugar Cookies
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsps. light corn syrup
2 tbsps. milk
1/4 tsp. pure almond extract
Food coloring, green, red and black
Candy decorations

I used my Sugar Cookie Recipe and cutout Christmas Trees and Snowmen

Mix the powdered sugar, light corn syrup, 1 tbsp. of milk and almond extract.  Glaze will be tough to stir in the beginning but that's okay, it may take a few minutes of some muscle work until it's smooth.  Make sure it's not pasty but not runny.  Add more milk if needed.

Test the glaze by frosting one cookie.  If the glaze dries in .30 seconds and it's smooth, then it's ready.

I scooped 3 tbsps. of white glaze and set it aside.  I then added this green icing color to the rest of the glaze.  I needed green for the trees.

I added embellishments to the trees while the glaze was still soft so that they would stick.

I also used the green glaze to paint some scarfs on the snowmen.  Remember I said earlier to set aside 3 tbsps. of white glaze?  I painted it with black icing color for the snowmen's hats, eyes, smile and buttons.

Once I glazed all the cookies, I set them on a drying rack.

Grandma asked why I was making cookies.  Hubby said they were not for decoration but to eat!  So, what are we waiting for?  Enjoy!

I pray you're having a blessed weekend and savoring every moment!


  1. Your incredible art skills show in the detail of your cookies. They are too pretty to eat!

  2. Thx Paula! They were fun to make. I know my grandson will love to eat them.

  3. The look professional, I don't think I'll show you mine!

    Oh wait - - - I didn't MAKE any. But if I had, they would NOT be that beautiful.

    1. Thank you! You're hilarious Keetha. You always make me laugh. Merry Christmas!


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