Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies

Ever since I spied Haniela's darling sleeping Santa cookies last year, I have wanted to make something similar...a gnome-like or woodland themed cookie, and I finally did it:) I was blog-hopping and came upon the fabulous Chickabug blog! There I found a felt Christmas ornament round-up, which included a link to another fantastic blog, Revoluzzza, and there it was...an adorable Santa ornament! The blog owner refers to the ornament as "Last Minute Santa", but I don't think I am nearly as talented to make these at the "last minute":)
I added a hat to the Santas because mine did not look quite as cute without hair as the stitched version did. Initially I tried to add icing stitches along their heads, but  that was a fail. The little hats saved the day! Whew!
 With closer inspection of the felt ornaments, I noticed that they were each topped with a bead, so I added a colored m&m candy to the top of each.  I can't decide whether I like them with or without the candy.  One thing I do know, next time I will bake them with a hole at the top and hang them as a garland:) How cute would that be!?!
 A heartfelt thanks to Hani, for her continual baking and decorating inspiration, and to Revoluzzza for her amazing, inspiring stitchery!

For the Cookies:
I used my favorite gingerbread recipe, which is HERE on my blog, and royal icing which is also on my blog, HERE.

I made a template for each cookie by printing a photo of the ornaments, tracing it onto paper and then cutting out a template using a file folder.  Each cookie is about 4.5-inches tall and is a little over 2-inches at the widest part.

To tint the icing, I used AmeriColor Super Red, and for the blue, Wilton Sky Blue.

The flower above each Santa is a snowflake sprinkle with a dot of icing in the middle, and the white ball at the end of each cap is a sugar pearl.

I love my woodland Santa Cookies, and they really are yummy too!

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18 comments:

  1. So cute, Sue! I love them with or without the candy top :)

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  2. They are so cute Sue and such pretty colours. I wasn't sure using red and blue together would work for a cookie I'm about to make but now I'm going to go for it. They'd look fantastic hanging from the tree.

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  3. they are super cute, Sue! and Merry Christmas!

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  4. Sue, I love turquoise and red together! They are great for Christmas, and I love the shape of them! Joni

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  5. Oh my goodness, how cute are these? First of all, you're crazy talented at piping. I love the little Santa's and the stitching effect. And the colours too. They're so beautiful. Pinning.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  6. They are so cute. I love the color you chose, such sweet little treats.
    It is a great privilege to call you a friend my blogging friend.♥

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  7. I'm sure these gingerbread cookies are delicious and they certainly are cuter than any I've ever seen!

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  8. Aww they are so precious Sue! I adore them! Love the striking colours that you have used too! :D

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  9. Very cute! Love the red and blue color combination!

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  10. These cookies are such an adorable take on your typical holiday gingerbread cookies! Your artistry is so amazing, Sue!!

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  11. Love the idea of making a garland out of the cookies. They're too cute to eat.

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  12. So cute! I love the little smiles over their beards :)

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  13. How cute are these!?!? You did it again!

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  14. These are too cute to eat! You are very talented! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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  15. wow Sue, you are AMAZING! These cookies are really really adorable.

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  16. These are so cute and I love the colors you chose. They just look edible!

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  17. These are beyond darling! Thank you for sharing all your sweet joys with us. May your Christmas be filled with joy...love and peace. oxoxo

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