It’s Create and Share Challenge time again! Where I join up with a few of my favorite bloggers and we all make something with the same item. In this case we all got awesome craft stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils and made fun Christmas themed projects.
- Kim Six Fix – Stenciled Spray Snow Flakes
- Green With Decor – How to Stencil A Pillow For Christmas
- Vintage Romance Style – The True Meaning of Noel Sign
- Southern Couture – Wooden Reindeer Stencil
- One Mile Homestyle – Stenciled Holiday Coloring Page Place Mats
- DIY Beautify – Stenciled Wall Hanging Christmas Decor
- Elizabeth Joan Designs – Stenciled Wall Hanging
- Farmhouse 40 – DIY Reindeer Antlers Bulletin Board
- Iris Nacole – Create and Share Challenge Cutting Edge Stencils
- Pocketful of Posies – The Easiest Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack Ever
For my fun Christmas stencil project I decided I would step out of my normal DIY box and make something a little bit different, so I came up with a really fun and fast way to decorated my Christmas Cookies.
Beautiful Christmas cookies are one of those things, we all want to have those perfect magazine worthy design, but we don’t have the time. But with this Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack, you will have gorgeous cookies in a flash!
- 1 batch of PMQ for Two’s Amazing Gingerbread cookies
- Cutting Edge Stencil’s Damask Christmas Tree Craft Stencil
- OXO Bakers Dusting Wand
- Silicone Pastry Brush
- Small Microwave Safe Prep Bowl
- Parchment paper
- Powdered Sugar
After following my friend Ariel’s Gingerbread Cookie Recipe I mixed up a batch of delicious gingerbread cookie dough. Following her instructions I rolled out 1/4 of my dough at a time. Then placed my stencil on top and lightly rolled over the dough until it left and impression.
Next I grabbed a small knife and started cutting around the impressions to create cookies.
Then I removed my cookies and baked them according to my friend Ariel’s recipe. Once I baked a whole bunch of delicious gingerbread cookies. I added about a tablespoon of sugar to two table spoons of water and popped it in the microwave. for 3 – 10 second intervals stirring between each. Until my sugar was dissolved into the water. I took one of my cooled cookies and placed it on a large sheet of parchment paper.
Then I grabbed one of my cooled cookies and placed it on a large piece of parchment paper. And applied a light layer of sugar water to the top of my cookie using a silicone pastry brush. Be careful not to over apply or it will make your cookie soggy. I added just enough so the top of my cookie was slightly moist.
Then I laid the same stencil over the top of my cookie while it was still moist and grabbed my OXO Baking Duster Wand filled with powdered sugar.
Then I began shaking the wand around dusting the stencil with powdered sugar.
Keep dusting until all the open spaces seem nice and filled.
Then gently remove the stencil by lifting straight up.
Then repeat. If you want a little less sugar or are concerned about smearing the design all up. You can let the sugar water dry for a bit then lightly, very lightly tap the excess sugar away.
Once you get the first one or two cookies done the process goes really fast. In no time you will have beautifully decorated Christmas Cookies with very little effort.
I really really like the way they turned out! Your friends and neighbors will think you spent hours decorating them, but you will know the truth behind the Genius Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack