Easy Christmas Cookies to Make: Post updated: 11/12/2019
Need a cookie to make to take to a Christmas Cookie exchange party? Don’t have a lot of time or cookie baking skills?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, then read on. I can help.
I love Christmas Cookies. Every December my friend, Karen has a cookie exchange – which is lots of fun. She decorates her house beautifully and always serves delicious munchies and her famous Bourbon Slush (yum).
Every year I try to make something different. I am always drawn to cut out cookies with details done in icing, but they take forever and mid-way through the process of gathering all the ingredients, making the batter, chilling in the refrigerator for a few hours, rolling out, then cutting with cookie cutters, I start to lose interest and I still have to bake, let cool, and decorate.
At this juncture, slice and bake start looking pretty darn good. This year I knew I had to keep it simple, round and brown were in the back of my mind, but I knew they were not in true cookie party spirit.
The Easiest Christmas Cookies To Make
Inspiration came to me when I was shopping at AC Moore.
I happened to go down the baking aisle and saw Wilton Cookie Icing.
How cool, how easy, how inspiring! It is packaged just like Elmer’s Glue.
I bought 2 bottles thinking it was worth a try. Usually royal icing dries out very fast and you have to apply it to the cookies using a piping bag, which I have never mastered.
Since I am a crafter and have known how to squeeze a glue bottle since I was in kindergarten this literally seemed like the perfect way for me to create pretty cookies.
How to Make the Easiest Christmas Cookies… Ever!
To use Wilton cookie icing, you simply microwave it for 20 seconds before using and then decorate. Unlike royal icing, you can use it again – just twist the top closed when you are finished.
- A Roll of Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies or this basic sugar cookie recipe
- Wilton Cookie Icing – White
- Sanding sugar
- Cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- Remove from oven when slightly golden and let cool.
- Once cooled, outline each cookie with the icing and squeeze on some snowflake designs, faces on gingerbread men and then quickly sprinkle with sanding sugar while the icing is still wet.
- Let icing dry before stacking. Enjoy!
The cookies, when finished looked so pretty, were delicious, and best of all, they were the easiest Christmas cookies I ever made.
For more of my favorite delicious Christmas cookie recipes click the links here:
I recommend getting a very early start on your Christmas baking. Why? Well clearly this will give you some delicious nosh. But it also gives you an excuse to sit down with some tea, cookies, and my Christmas project gallery?