First of all, HAPPY NATIONAL COOKIE DAY!!!
In celebration of this special day, and Christmas, my office decided to have a cookie exchange party today. We all had to make three to four dozen cookies. The only problem was, it was my one year anniversary with my wonderful and handsome husband, so I didn’t want to spend hours making something detailed and multi-colored and therefore multi-processed.
So I got to thinking:
I have seen a Christmas Cookie Holly Wreath done many times, so the thought occurred to me that the same idea could be applied to making a poinsettia. All it is, is a couple different leaf cutters and a small roundish/star cutter with single color flood icing, placed on a platter to create the flower by layering. It was so easy.
And don’t worry about needing the right cookie cutters either. I used my Halloween sets leaf and stretched and pulled at it until it kind of was the right shape. I also pulled a chili pepper cutter to make the smaller leaf. Just have fun with it.
I tried some new decorating tools also. The green leaves have gold Wilton pearl spray. The red leaves have rainbow disco dust. The yellow circles have both gold luster glitter (not dust… and not nearly as pretty) and white pearls. I loved trying it all out. You could also go back and add piping details on each leaf to add another dimension… but like I said, I didn’t want to spend the time.
Once dry (an entire night before moving them) start to layer onto your platter and you are done.
The office raved about these cookies… So try them out. It will be the easiest platter you ever make.
By the way, I’ve been getting requests for orders. If you would like to have this platter made and live in the San Diego or Orange County areas, its $30 for these 36 cookies.Read More