Merry Cookie Christmas!

This year was my second Cookie Exchange Extravaganza, and I made sugar cookie Christmas sweaters and mittens ūüôā

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For the sweaters I used Sweet Sugar Belle’s royal icing recipe again and separated the icing into red, green and white. As the planning continued, my strategy got simpler and simpler… Maybe another time I can make all of them customized and silly with santas, snowmen, reindeer, presents, lights, sleighs, chimneys etc.

Since the royal icing takes a number of hours to set, I baked and created the background icing layers one day, and piped the detail in white another…

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Voila!! So many….

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I packaged what I had up into baggies of 6 each…

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And off to the exchange I went! Look at the piles of amaaazing cookies that everyone brought!

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For my NEXT¬†three dozen (remember–strategy got simpler and simpler… eight¬†dozen sweater cookies, ok six¬†dozen sweater cookies, ok only two base colors and white decoration, ok actually¬†three dozen sweater cookies and three other dozen of something else…that will be faster to bake and decorate)….. I made mitten cookies dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and garnished with little cookie stars and snowflake sprinkles! There were a few I tried edible glitter, but the glitter got away from me… :/

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Just dipped!

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