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Christmas Cookies 
 
Dec. 27, 2011 12:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 3:50 pm
Well, the baking madness finally came to an end as I rushed to fill cookie orders for my small hobby farm. After the gingerbread houses and Santa only knows how many dozens of cookies, I can't believe my hand made it through the holiday season. When one is icing cookies for 20 of 24 hours daily for two weeks it tends to put things in perspective.  I loved every minute of it, and I'm already planning my next batch of cookies.

I have an aunt that is married to a die-hard Navy fellow. I'm going to see what I can do to transfer his ship's emblem over to a cookie. It should be quite the challenge as it is very intricate. I'll let you know how it goes, but for now....

This year's Christmas Cookies:

Blue Stocking with Green Sugar Crystals
Stocking - Blue w/ Green Sprinkles

Red and White Stocking
Stocking - Red and White

Let it Snow Bear
Let It Snow Bear

Frosty
Frosty

Frosty (Check out the carrot nose - so cute!)
Frosty Side View

Regal Reindeer
Regal Reindeer

And my absolute favorite cookie...
The Toyland Soldier
Toyland Soldier

Thanks for viewing. Would love feedback, tips, or advice, or cookie pics! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
 
Comments
Lela 
Dec. 27, 2011 12:35 pm
I love all of your cookies. I am inspired by all the hard work that went into your cookies. I admire anyone who can bake in mass and still make the cookies oh so lovely! They look so professional. Your snowmen have that pearly glow! Your holly is oh so cute. I would like to see step by step pics on how you did each cookie!!! Also, what kind of frosting, food coloring, etc. did you use, and what decorating tips did you use? That's if you don't mind sharing. I need all the help I can get in decorating cookies. I also think your photos are great!
 
Dec. 27, 2011 12:55 pm
Looks like you had a lot of fun making cookies this Christmas. Your platters must have been beautiful. This site has excellent tutorials that should help you with the ship's emblem. The professionals use transfer sheets or a KopyKake projector. Hope this helps and have fun. http://sweetopia.net/
 
Lela 
Dec. 27, 2011 1:05 pm
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY-Karisma you have made my day! I will be watching and eager to learn! I love the sharing nature of people like you!
 
Dec. 27, 2011 1:06 pm
Marie C. thanks! I have been to your website before! I love your stuff and I'm green w/ envy! Your website was a key influence in getting me back into decorating. Can't believe how little I've been using those hand muscles lol.
 
sueb 
Dec. 27, 2011 1:22 pm
Looks like you had fun decorating cookies with frosting. To me, a cookie platter should have more than just sugar cookies that have been frosted! I like to have some that have different flavors: chocolate, spice, fruit, etc. I need different shapes: pressed cookies, bar cookies, balls, etc. I need different textures: smooth, frosted, dusted, etc. Of course, a lot will depend on the kinds you like and the amount of cookies you put on each platter. I hope I have not offended you if the only kind of cookies you like are frosted sugar cookies!
 
Dec. 27, 2011 1:55 pm
sueb, I couldn't agree more. Most of the cookies I made were sold. And I do make them out of gingerbread and sugar cookie dough (as requested by customers). Any decorated cookies I make are wrapped and then hung on a 6 foot tall tree as ornaments. When our guests come they may pick one off the tree. :) My mom is a cookie connoisseur and our "sweets" platters are filled with Godiva chocolates, lebkuchen, baklava, rum balls, springerle, biscotti, and pfeffernusse cookies. :) Cookies are a world of their own - it's good to see the word is getting out!
 
Dec. 27, 2011 1:58 pm
Karisma, thank you but that site is not mine, but one I turn to for inspiration. Her tutorials are very helpful and make decorating easy and fun. I just wish it wasn't so time consuming.
 
Amanda 
Dec. 27, 2011 2:06 pm
Love your cookies, they look fabulous! I should have taken pictures of the tins I put together for family and friends this year, but just didn't think about it. Now that the Christmas cookie "torch" has been passed to me from my mother, I get to play around with different ideas and decorating techniques. It's so much fun and a simple sugar cookie can become a true work of art! :)
 
Dec. 27, 2011 2:07 pm
I could go for a cookie or two now with a nice cup of tea! Will be looking for your decorating blog. I don't make any decorated cookies because I want mine to look like yours but alas they don't.
 
Dec. 27, 2011 2:08 pm
Marie C. you have superb taste. ;) Boy, you said it, it does take some time! Happy Baking!
 
Dec. 27, 2011 2:44 pm
K... Awesome stuff! Happy New Year!
 
Dec. 28, 2011 7:17 am
Wow - as you can see from my cookies, I just throw some sprinkles at the tray and let it go from there. Your cookies are a true work of art.
 
 
 
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Karisma

Home Town
Twentynine Palms, California, USA

Member Since
Jun. 2004

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

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Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
I never liked to cook that much until I moved away from home. Perhaps it was need that developed my interests and honed my skills. A passion for culture was introduced into my menu during my time as a Ringling Brother's circus employee. Until then I never knew how a home-cooked meal could draw people from all walks of life together. I find it fascinating that people are so connected by a mere morsel. And I live for that genuine smile I can bring to their eyes with just a touch of food on their lips.
My favorite things to cook
Being a woman, I'm a moody creature so my favorites vary. Many times I turn to those tried and true recipes like Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce, other times I want to add a new twist to the old like lavender fig jelly. Whenever I'm in between moods I can be found in my kitchen whipping up something sweet. Try the Best Brownies recipe - you'll never eat any another brownie!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both of my parents are excellent cooks, my dad worked in a chef's kitchen and my mom had a natural passion for cooking. My great-grandmother was from Germany and is notorious in our family for her skills. This has given me something to strive for. Autumn and Christmas bring in a load of tradition with lebkuchen, rum balls, sauerkraut, pasty recipes, and her famous potato salad.
My cooking triumphs
My mom can decorate any cookie or gingerbread house out there. She's been featured in newspapers for her designs and talents. Any time I can plug out a design as good as hers and hear it from her mouth - I'm on cloud 9. But I can admit I'm limited in that area so I go in the kitchen where she has claimed off limits for herself. Marshmallow fondants and Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll are some of my latest personal triumphs.
My cooking tragedies
I began cooking around 9 on a regular basis and at that time, if it wasn't baking, I was guaranteed to set it on fire. My name paired with the smoke alarm was a running joke for years. Dishes like scrambled french toast that our dog even refused to eat put my cooking name in the mud. Other classic mistakes like using too small a cake pan, or soupy pies didn't help much either.
 
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