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!
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 😉
I try not to waste a single ounce of dough so I added in some bite-sized birds and mini ornaments to the set.
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.
Isn’t sanding sugar the BEST thing?!?
Some bells and Christmas cheer to tie it all together.
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.
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 ☺