This year I am trying my hand at decorating Christmas Cookies! I love practicing all the different designs. The snowflake cookies above are Stain Glass cookies. You can put Jolly Roger candies in the middle and once cooked - they melt into a stain glass look.
The cookies are iced with Royal Icing. Such fun to pipe the outline and then flood the centers. I used red sprinkles on the stockings since I couldn't quite get a really red color from the food coloring. The sprinkles really covered the cookie well.
The Santa cookies are my favorite. I love the size and their shape.
I really need to practice on the design for the Santa! You can see... I forgot the eyebrows! I think this is going to become a fun hobby! My husband likes it because he gets homemade cookies!
I thought I would share a couple of Christmas decorations we have at our house. We put the stockings up every year. This year the kids are coming the Saturday before Christmas so I have to get going on my gift wrapping. Next year we will have them on Christmas Day!
This is what you see as you enter the house.
I just love Nutcrackers! This is in the entry way too!
Here is the decoration on our front porch! You can't tell from this picture- but we have lights strung on the ladder so you can see it at night.
My hubby cut up the birch logs that fell in our woods in the last wind storm. I love how this centerpiece came out. They look fabulous at night with the tea lights on. I am going to make another batch of Christmas cookies for Christmas day and finish wrapping our gifts. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!