Monday, December 14, 2015

Cookie Tags And Ornaments




Transform your decorated cookies into gift tags and tree ornaments just by making a hole in the top of them before baking.

The tags are a sweet addition to wrapped gifts and the ornaments are little works of art that will last year after year if kept in an airtight container.

This is an especially fun cookie project for a large group or the whole family.

Here's how:

Make a batch cookie dough. Click here for my favorite sugar cookie recipe and click here for my favorite gingerbread recipe.

Lay your cut out cookies onto a sheetpan and make a hole in the top of them.

I used the end of my scribe tool to make the holes but you could use a dowel, straw or another tool to make about a quarter-inch size hole in the top of the cookie. It's important that you make the hole larger than you need it to be since it will close up a bit during baking.

For the gift tags, I outlined the baked and cooled cookies with red piping consistency icing and let that dry for about 15 minutes.

Then I flooded the cookie with ivory tinted icing and set the cookies aside to dry completely.

Once the cookie tags are dry, you can write on them with edible markers and thread a piece of twin or ribbon through them. The markers can be found online, in decorating supply shops and art and craft stores like Michael's and JoAnn's.

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