Creative Christmas Cookie Cutters!

img_1382-copyAs you can imagine, Pinterest has led me to some creative ideas when it comes to cookie decor. Yes, I had a snow flake cookie cutter. Who doesn’t? I also had a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Again, most bakers have one of those as well. I was trying to come up with inventive ways to use the cookie cutters I already had for my Christmas Cookies this year, and lo and behold, Pinterest gave me an answered prayer! One fellow Pinterest user used an upside down gingerbread man cookie and decorated it like a reindeer! I was excited to try this idea, and it was so cute and easy! I used a flood consistency meringue powder royal icing as the base, and then I used a piping consistency icing for the detail work on the rest of the cookies. The eyes for the reindeer were created with a Wilton food coloring marker. The antlers and the base of the snowflakes were brushed with gold luster dust and a almond extract mixture. I was so happy with the end result, and I cannot wait to do the reindeer cookies again next year!

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