This Pugly Gingerbread Sweaters Cookie Recipe Will Brighten Up Your Festivities!
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This Pugly Gingerbread Sweaters Cookie Recipe Will Brighten Up Your Festivities!

Over the holiday season, you’ll want to stay cozy — and these gingerbread disguised as ugly Christmas sweaters will help you do just that! From pugs to flamingos, and anything else you fancy in between, these edible gingerbread sweaters will make the perfectly unique treat this Christmas. Get on baking, and I assure you these goodies will make your loved ones smile!



Ingredients:

  • your favorite gingerbread — I used this recipe
  • royal icing in a variety of colors
  • sweater cookie cutter

Instructions:

1. Make the royal icing transfers for the sweaters. Either sketch or print out drawings of a festive pug and flamingo (or anything else Christmas-related that you’d prefer!). Ensure the size is small enough to fit comfortably on your sweater cookies. Place parchment paper over the drawings, and trace with royal icing. You may need to use a toothpick to smooth out the icing. Repeat until you have enough, then leave to dry overnight.

NOTE: You can, of course, pipe these directly onto the cookies (after icing the base), but being able to trace them makes things a little easier.

2. Make gingerbread, following the instructions from your chosen recipe, then cut into sweater shapes. Bake and leave to cool completely before decorating.

3. The royal icing decorations should be dry by now, so gently peel them off the parchment paper. When the gingerbread has completely cooled, ice the base of the cookies one at a time, then place a royal icing transfer in the center of the sweater while the icing is still wet. Allow to dry for an hour or two.

4. When the top of the base coat has set, add in extra details onto the sweaters, such as polka dots or any other patterns. If you left some sweaters plain (without the transfers), then pipe some festive-inspired patterns onto those!

5. Leave to dry before packaging. Dependent on how large the cookies are, in addition to weather conditions, these can take up to a day to completely dry!



Make the royal icing transfers. Either sketch or print out drawings of a festive pug and flamingo, and ensure the size is small enough to fit comfortably on your sweater cookies. Place parchment paper over the drawings, and trace with royal icing. Leave to dry overnight.



When dried, the royal icing transfers should easily peel off the parchment paper. These are extremely fragile, though, so handle them with care!



Make gingerbread, following the instructions from your chosen recipe, then cut into sweater shapes. Bake and leave to cool completely before decorating.



When the gingerbread has completely cooled, ice the base of the cookies one at a time, then place a royal icing transfer in the center of the sweater while the icing is still wet. Allow to dry for an hour or two, then add the final details.



After the base coat has dried, pipe on the flamingo’s legs, before adding the final touches.

And that’s it! Now you have some adorably ugly Christmas sweater gingerbread cookies!

So pugging cute! Don’t forget to send your friends and family some pugs and kisses this holiday season!

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