Super Easy Holiday Cookie Decorating Ideas

6 Foolproof Holiday Cookie Decorating Tips

Looking forward to holiday cookie-making fun, but don’t have great decorating skills? We get it!

Here are some quick and easy ways to make great looking cookies for the holidays that will make you and your family look like pros. And, by using ColorKitchen food colors for cookies and cakes that are artificial dye-free and naturally sourced, you can feel good about enjoying and sharing your sweet creations!

Stacked Trees:
Cut 3 different sized circles out of sugar cookie dough with round cookie cutters. If you don’t have cookie cutters you can trace circles with a knife. To decorate, use a thick buttercream and color with ColorKitchen Green Dye and a small amount of frosting for the star with ColorKitchen Yellow Dye. Use a large star tip and pipe a swirl of green frosting on each layer before stacking the next cookie. Finish with ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles and a yellow star piped on top.

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Scalloped Trees:
Cut out sugar cookie dough with a scalloped cookie cutter. To decorate, dip the face of each cookie in thin white icing and let some of the excess drip off. Use a thicker buttercream colored with ColorKitchen Green Dye and a small round piping tip (or just a ziplock bag) to zig zag a tree design in the center of each cookie. Use ColorKitchen Yellow Dye to color a small amount of buttercream and a star tip to pipe a yellow star on top. Finish with a pinch of ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles over the trees.

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Gingerbread Trees:
To shape the trees, use a knife to cut the dough into a long rectangular strip, then cut in a zig zag pattern to get triangles. To decorate, use buttercream colored with ColorKitchen Green Dye and a small round piping tip (or just a ziplock bag) to zig zag across each cookie from top to bottom. Use ColorKitchen Yellow Dye to color a small amount of buttercream and a star tip to pipe a yellow star on top. Finish with ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles.

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Candy Canes:
Cut out gingerbread dough with candy cane shaped cookie cutter. To decorate, dip the face of each cookie in thin white icing and let some of the excess drip off. Drizzle red icing made with ColorKitchen Red Velvet color from a bottle or just a ziplock bag over the white to give the candy cane stripes.

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Snowmen:
Cut out sugar cookie dough with snowman shaped cookie cutter. To decorate, frost cookies with your favorite white buttercream. Add some milk to the remaining frosting to thin it out. Then divide it in two portions and mix with naturally colorful ColorKitchen Red Velvet and ColorKitchen Blue Dye. Pipe hat, scarf, eyes, and buttons.

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Snowflakes:
Cut out gingerbread dough with snowflake shaped cookie cutter. To decorate, use a thin icing mixed with ColorKitchen Blue Dye. Use a piping bag (or just a ziplock bag) to pipe designs on the cookies or flood them with different colors of icing and use a toothpick to drag colors and marble the colors together.

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Recipe-Anna Dunn