I found the cutter that I used at a local baking shop but it is also easy to find online. Another option is to just decorate small round cookies with the peppermint design.
I really love that only two colors of royal icing are needed to make these cuties.
|The cutout cookies before baking. Click here for my favorite tried and true cookie recipe.|
|After baking the cookies, get your royal icing ready. You need flood consistency white and small amount of red icing. Place each of the icings in pastry bags fitted with #2 tips.|
|Outline and fill the circle center of the cookie.|
|Immediately pipe eight short red lines around the circle. This is wet on wet cookie decorating so it's important to work fast and work on just one cookie at a time.|
|With a scribe tool, toothpick or skewer draw through the lines going in a spiral and working towards the center of the circle.|
|It will look like this.|
|Decorate all of the centers of the cookies.|
|Outline and fill the wrapper sections of the cookie. Use your scribe tool to move the icing to fill in the gaps and evenly distribute it.|
|One down and more to go!|