18 December, 2011

Decorated Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies

At the end of this crazy busy weekend, and before even the creazier week before Christmas starts, I wanted to share a few photos of the cookies I made yesterday.
I'm so proud of my first-born decorated cookies. They are not perfect, there's so much space for improvement, but considering that I had no experience or the right tools, how could I not be satisfied?

Christmas cookies

Don't look for imperfections, just tell me they're cute   ^__^


Christmas cookies

I used this cookie recipe as a base because I like them much better than plain sugar cookies. And they behaved quite well.
For the Royal icing I simply mixed 2 egg whites with approximately 300 g (or a little more) sifted powdered sugar and added a  little lemon juice. Then I divided it and coloured using the colours you can see in the pictures (I used gel colours).

Christmas cookies

The difficult part was discovering I didn't have a single #1 or #2 tip, the smallest one I had was quite big, and I ended up with cookies loaded with icing.
Only this morning I checked my silicon chocolate pen and realized that would be much more helpful for final decorations than any of the tips I had on hand.

Christmas cookies

I've always liked glass snowballs, and therefore these cookies that vaguely resemble them are my favourite.
Have a great week getting ready for Christmas.

Christmas cookies

14 comments:

  1. Stvarno su ti savršeni! I ja ih svake godine pravim,ali mislim da ću ove godine preskočiti,jer me čekaju neke druge stvari.Koje nesavršenosti? :)

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  2. Prekrasni su! svaka čast na ukrašavanju! :)

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  3. they are BEAUTIFUL!!! the detail is amazing. I would not have the patience to do that but would be so proud to be able to offer them to family, friends and guests :)

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  4. Sono meravigliosi :) Bellissimi tutti ma quelli tondi col paesaggio sono fantastici. Un bacione, buona settimana

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  5. What beautiful artwork. It's like looking at Christmas cards.

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  6. ma sono bellissimi !!!! E' molto diverente farli con i bambini anche se i risultati non sono belli come i tuoi....
    Tantissimi auguri !

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  7. Prelepi su... Svaka cast za trud! :)

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  8. Prekrasni su. Moj jedini problem je što ja nisam baš ljubitelj boja za kolaće pa izbjegavam raditi takve keksiće.

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  9. baš su prekrasni, stvarno si se potrudila!!

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  10. Dajana, svaka ti čast! Ovo je stvarno prekrasno

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  11. Keksići izgledaju savršeno, bilo bi mi ih žao pojesti.

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