Christmas Cards And Matching Cookies

At Christmas the kids and I like to make their friends cards as its fun and much cheaper than buying 60 Christmas cards. The older two can now draw their own cards but for years I had to draw them all and I love the tradition of drawing cards in the first weekend of December. Thats also when we decorate the tree, visit Santa and start playing Buble’s Christmas album, much to my husbands annoyance, ha ha! Here is a way you can make a cookie to match your drawing. I hope you have fun with it x

What you will need:

Edibles:

  • Cookie Dough
  • Fondant (ready to roll) Icing
  • Icing Sugar
  • Edible paint or pen

Tools:

  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Plain Cards
  • Baking Paper
  • Scissors
  • Rolling Pin
  • Knife
  • Paintbrush (if using edible paint)
  1. Start off by drawing some ideas onto a piece of paper, the simpler the idea and shape the better as you will have to cut the shape out of dough. Once you are happy, draw your picture onto a card and decorate, or let the kids colour them in.

2. Trace around the outside of drawing onto some baking paper and cut it out, this will be used as your guide to cut of the cookie. Roll out your cookie dough, place your stencil on top and using a sharp knife, cut out your shape. Place your cookies on to a lined baking tray and into the fridge to chill for at least ten minutes before baking. Bake as in the cookie recipe and leave to cool.

3. When the cookies are cold, roll out some fondant. Place the cookie face down onto the fondant and cut around the cookie with a sharp knife. Make a little paste with some icing sugar and water in a bowl and use the paste to glue the icing to the cookie by spreading a little on top of the cookie and placing the icing on top. Once it has dried, paint or draw your illustration on top of the cookie (with edible paint or pen) to match your card and you have a beautiful, personal gift x

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