A lot of people are dreaming of a pink Christmas, including my children so i have conceded a little by making some ombre pink Christmas cookies. They are a quick and fun way to inject some colour into your Christmas baking. The Christmas tree cutter is from MACStencils and i unfortunately don’t know the deer cutter brand but i’m sure that MACStencils would have something similar.
What you will need:
- Cookie Dough
- Gel Food Colouring
- Royal Icing Powder
- Edible Paint or Pen for the deer’s eye detail
- Icing Bags (I use zip lock bags and clips)
- Paintbrush (if using edible paint)
- Cut out and chill your cookies in the fridge on a lined baking tray for at least ten minutes while your oven heats up. Bake the cookies as in the recipe. While they are cooling make up some white and graduating ombre pink icing, some a thick toothpaste consistency for outlines and details and some a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding the cookie. You will need a white and three graduating pinks.
2. I like to line up the icing colours on the bench from dark pink to white. Start with the darkest pink to ice the deer cookies. Ice the outline and then flood the deer, using a toothpick to pop any air bubbles. Then move on to the bottom of the trees, outlining and flooding them with the dark pink icing before adding a few sprinkles. Take the next colour and ice the deer and then the middle part of the trees adding a few more sprinkles. Ice a deer with the lightest pink and then the tops of the trees and finish with sprinkles. Ice the white deer and leave them to dry.
3. Finish the deer by adding some details, a fluffy tail and three dots of thick white icing on its rear, an eye painted, drawn or iced on its face and a cachous for a nose. My kids will be so happy when I surprise them with these x