Pastel Christmas Cookies

I’ve done quite a few Christmas cookies so far this year (over 160 to be exact!), and I was getting a bit fatigued of seeing red, green and white, so I was ecstatic when a friend ordered 4 dozen Christmas cookies and wanted non-traditional colours. I had been dying to do a pastel colour schemed but I couldn’t justify making any more cookies just for myself.

They have a toddler and are expecting their second little one in the New Year so I was happy to help provide them with treats for the holidays and all the visitors that will no doubt be by to see the new baby.

We agreed on 2 dozen sugar cookies and 2 dozen orange vanilla spice cookies.  The orange vanilla is a fun twist on the classic sugar cookie; not to mention it smells divine!

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I had seen some inspiration for these adorable penguins so I jumped on the opportunity to include them in the set.  They were so much fun! I love the added whimsy the earmuffs give them. Honestly? I kind of wanted to keep them! But of course, I didn’t 😉

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I wasn’t sure if the teddy bears would fit in but they turned out so cute and cuddly.

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I try not to waste a single ounce of dough so I added in some bite-sized birds and mini ornaments to the set.

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I wanted to use my house cutter but I really wasn’t sure what direction I would take it – turns out it was one of my favourite shapes to decorate. I loved adding all the details.

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Isn’t sanding sugar the BEST thing?!?

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Some bells and Christmas cheer to tie it all together.

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This set was my first time using luster dust and can I just say: I LOVE luster dust!! I want to make ALL the cookies sparkle and shimmer! I had to exercise extreme self-restraint once I got into the luster dusting.

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I had so much fun making this set and I was so happy to be able to share it with a wonderful (and growing!) family ☺

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