16 gingerbread cookies decorated simple ideas

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(Video) How to Decorate Simple Mini Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing | Sweetopia

(Video) How to Decorate Simple Mini Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing | Sweetopia -   16 gingerbread cookies decorated simple ideas
These cookies are perfect for beginners and fun to decorate at any level. I’ll share all the basic how-to’s below, please feel free to leave questions if you have them. Thanks to Doodlebug Design Inc. most of the design ideas and to How Sweet is That? for having the cutters custom made for me. You can also find the cutters here, if you’d like to make them too. If you like videos, you can find a full royal icing guide here and a complete guide to making cut out cookies here. How to Decorate Mini Christmas Cookies – Simple Designs for Beginners Click here if you can’t see the video. Cookie Recipe These are sugar cookies; you can find the recipe here. There are other cut-out cookie recipes here. You can find the cookie cutters I used by clicking on the corresponding words below: Mini Tree Cookie Cutter Mini Mrs. Claus Cookie Cutter Mini Santa Cookie Cutter Mini Candy Cane Cutter Mini Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter Mini Christmas Pudding Cookie Cutter If you’d like to start baking and decorating early, click on the links to find posts on freezing cookies, thawing cookies and the shelf life of cookies. Royal Icing You can find my favorite royal icing recipe here. The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness. You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here. Decorating Items What you’ll need (These are affiliate links): Piping Tips – PME #1.5, Decorating Tip PME ST50Piping BagsCouplersGel Colors; Wilton Brown, Wilton Pink, Wilton No-Taste Red, Wilton Black, Americolor Forest GreenScribe Tool or ToothpicksLong TweezersFrosting SheetSnowflake Punch (make sure you check the size you want)Rainbow Dust Edible-Black Pen White Mini Non-pareils Silver Mini Dragees or Non-pareils Edible Gold Paint – Sweet SticksWhite Sanding Sugar Bow Silicon Mold Red Fondant*Mini Pico Projector – You can find a full tutorial on the projector here. Decorating Steps This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing. These cookie decorating basics YouTube videos may also be helpful to get you started. Besides the video tutorial on YouTube which I’ve shared above, I’ve also shared a few how-to videos on Instagram, which you can see here. The video is in fast forward for the sake of time, but if you have any questions about the decorating process, please feel free to ask below! Thanks to Lorrie of Creative Bag for the mini boxes pictured in this post and to Sherry of How Sweet is That? for the cookie plate and glass gift! Happy baking and decorating! xo, Marian