In America, celebrations starts from Halloween all the way to New Year! And like Santa, things can get very busy nearing X'mas and I thought I might as well make these early so that I don't miss out on all the fun of cookies making season!
Talking about Santa, it took me a month to search this cookie cutter all over town and I was elated to have found it ! Sure, I could have substituted with the gingerbread man cookie cutter but thinking that I have to use more time and colors to decorate up the suit besides the face, I was determined to find a face only cookie and do minimum work. Moreover, I have nothing to brag about my decorating skills , so better not try something too adventurous and stick to simple work.
For this batch of cookies, I used store bought cookie dough mixture. As they were made for Missy E's classroom buddies who will chow down everything with no gourmet comments, I saved myself some time of making from scratch. Personally, I don't really like store bought cookie dough as they are too sweet for my tooth and with the icing on it, it feels like I am drowning in sugar. But you only get to be a 4 year old once and I am sure Missy E and her friends will be merrier with more sugar!
The cookies were first baked and then iced with the background colors of white and red. After drying out for 1 day, I proceeded with the finishing touches and I was too lazy to mix up more colors, I used the same colors on the X'mas tree too! The candy cane was a last drop of cookie dough saviour. I still have problem with the consistency of the icing and the hand control on the piping bag. Perhaps I was in a rush to finish up before Prince D gets up from his nap or getting bugged by Missy E, the X'mas tree colored dots were not very uniform!
Anyways, I have done it and I hope the kids love it. I still have different cookies to make for the next 3 weeks and hopefully I don't eat them all up before they leave my kitchen to go into gift boxes!