Tis the season to sparkle so let’s Bling on the Holidays! The twinkling lights, shiny ornaments, and glittery packages bring a festive atmosphere to the dark winter days of December. Why not add some bling to your cookies as well? Iridescent wreaths and piles of presents with glittered bows are absolutely stunning. Santa’s sleigh gets decked out with sparkly dragées to deliver presents under a variety of shimmery Christmas trees. A palette of ivory, mauve, pale pink, teal, and gold brings a modern twist to these Christmas cookies.
Supplies needed for Bling on the Holidays Cookies:
- Classic sugar cookie recipe
- Royal icing colors in ivory, mauve, pale pink, teal, and gold
- Cookie cutters: simple tree, bent tree, tree with star, wreath, sleigh, and tiered wedding cake
- Dragées, nonpareils, sanding sugar
- Disco dust
Steps to make Christmas trees
Add as much holiday bling as you can to a variety of Christmas tree shapes. Here we used three different shapes, a simple straight-edged tree, a tree that leans slightly to the side, and one with a star on top. Change up the color combinations and patterns but make sure to add a little shimmer to each tree so they twinkle.
Switch up your designs on each tree shape for added interest. The addition of disco dust adds a touch of sparkle to these modern trees. Disco dust, like glitter, is tricky to work with and gets everywhere. These dust pumps from Truly Madly Plastics are a game-changer! They pump a small amount of disco dust where you aim to minimize the spread. Seriously, you need one for each color of disco dust you have. Once the icing has dried, you can use a dry paint brush to remove any disco dust that has settled onto surrounding areas.
Steps to make sleigh cookies
To add bold statements of bling, create your own sprinkle mix by combining dragées, nonpareils, jimmies, and sanding sugars in coordinating colors. Alternatively, purchase a ready to go sprinkle mix from a baker’s supply store. Baker’s Party Shop among others, has so many options, you won’t know how to decide.
Steps to make wreath cookies
Because of the aforementioned disco dust issue and all the nooks and crannies of the wreaths, we begin this cookie with the bow.
Steps to make pile of presents cookies
These glittery bows were made ahead of time as transfers so they could be added to the top of the presents to complete the look.