10 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Cookies Like a Pro
When it comes to making Santa-worthy Christmas cookies, crafty cookie cutters do most of the work. But when it comes time to ice that gingerbread man, he usually ends up looking more like a gingerbread zombie no matter how hard we try. Thankfully, pastry chef Amber Spiegel has entered the kitchen to either show us up with her cookie decorating skills or inspire us. We’re going with the latter.
These are the kind of cookies that would be a shame to eat. Then again, it would also be a shame not to. One cookie can take her up to 45 minutes to decorate, so if you learn nothing else from this, learn that it takes patience to make those cookies look good. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Rudolph wasn’t painted in icing in a half-hour.
She has a whole series of (surprisingly soothing) videos on YouTube where she teaches you her intricate tricks and techniques, like outlining the area you’re about to fill in, smoothing out ridges from the piping with a scribe tool (a little pointy stick) and letting your icing dry between phases. In short, for the perfect cookie designs, take your time and don’t freak out. Your efforts will not go unnoticed by Santa. Here are some more designs to inspire your ext batch!
Are you going to be decorating cookies this year? Let us know your pastry plans in the comments!