Reindeer and Ugly Sweater Sugar Cookies
Merry Christmas Eve! Sugar cookies have become kind of a Christmas tradition in my house. More like I commit to making them and then force Amy and Katie to help me finish them. But that’s the fun of the holidays isn’t it? Well this year I was set on making ugly christmas sweater sugar cookies, however, I couldn’t find a sweater cookie cutter anywhere. So I had to cut them all by hand, which is fine, except for when you want to make 40 cookies in 10 different colors. So Amy and Katie convinced me to go another route and make all kinds of cookies. I had seen on Pinterest how you can turn a ginger bread man cutter into a reindeer. When we were looking through our cookie cutters we noticed that the angel cookie cutter would make a perfect reindeer. I absolutely adore how they turned out. Katie did all the faces and antlers since I was inept at making the antlers. Katie also had the idea to turn one of the sweaters into a reindeer and I followed suit and made one into a santa costume. We had some fun with the pictures. I can’t wait to bring these to our Christmas parties today and tomorrow! Enjoy the holidays and stay tuned tomorrow for more goodies!
Shirt cookie cutter
Angel cookie cutter
Gel Food coloring (I used Wilton brand)
Follow directions to bake sugar cookies and make royal icing. For the reindeer, turn the angel upside down. Outline the head and arms of the angel with brown icing. This will be the reindeer’s face. Let it dry. Once dry, fill with a flood icing consistency of brown icing. Let dry. Make a bone colored icing with just a little bit of brown food coloring in white icing so it’s just a little off-white. This should be an outline consistency. Make the antlers. Then, dot on the eyes and nose with white and black icings.
To make the sweaters, outline the sweater in your color of choice. Then, design it to make it ugly. Done.