For those who love to bake, a good idea for this holiday season is to try some delicious Christmas Baking Recipe. This list has a wide variety of different Holiday baked recipes that can either be used to make gift baskets or for your own personal use as gifts during the holiday season.
Christmas cookies are always a big hit at any holiday gathering. However, if you have a cookie cutter cookie, you might not get a really great looking cookie. Here are some tips for how to make cookie-cutter cookies look more attractive and unique. You will find some great ideas for this in the following paragraphs.
Making Cookie Dough For Recipes
When you start making cookie dough, you need to know where to place the cookie cutters. If you are using a cookie cutter that is a round shaped cutter, it is best to place it on top of a round object such as an ornament or other decorative object. This will allow the cookie cutter to fit better into the hole and not just hang down through the center.
If you want your cookies to be more decorative, place a ribbon or even an ornament around the cookie before baking them. You can find decorative items at any craft store and make a wonderful homemade decoration for your cookies.
Use your cookie dough to make many different shapes. Try using cookie dough to make different types of heart shapes, stars, leaves, bells, and even snowflakes. These cookie dough decorations will really add a touch of class to any holiday gift you may be giving. You could even use your cookie dough to make a gift certificate for a store that sells unique gift ideas for the holidays. For example, you could purchase a certificate that has a code for a dollar store and a special offer for a Christmas gift from the store.
Decorating Your Cookie Dough
When decorating your cookie dough with other materials, you need to use the same rule when making homemade soap. When you use your homemade soap to make hand soaps, remember to use very little soap to avoid lathering the item to much. If you do use too much soap, make sure you rinse it thoroughly and then use more. so that the soap doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your item. It’s also important to remember not to leave soap on your item for too long of a period of time because it will harden it.
If you have enough cookie dough and enough time, you could make a batch of cookies that you can gift to family and friends who love holiday baking cookies. You can use your homemade cookies as party favors for these kinds of gatherings. Or, you can simply bake cookies to take home with you when you are going out to a special occasion.
Holiday baking recipes and decorations don’t have to be difficult to make and look great. With a little creativity, you can produce beautiful cookies, holiday treats, and unique looking cookie decorations that will impress anyone who sees them.
To use cookie dough for cookie decorations, all you need is a food processor, a mixing bowl, and a teaspoon. Then you can use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Or, you could use your cookie dough to make a variety of cookie-shaped decorations and then put them in a decorative tin.
To make decorations for cookies, start with the cookie dough by rolling. Cut or shape the cookie dough into small disks and then roll them between your palms until they form a thin layer of dough. It is important to remember not to overwork the dough while rolling it so that it doesn’t become sticky.
Make a small indent on each side of the cookie dough to form a rim. Place the rim in a special container for sealing (a pastry bag works best). Seal the rim by pressing the edges of the rim against the container to seal it. It is important that you use a non-stick baking pan or cookie sheet when making the cookies so that the cookie dough doesn’t stick to it.
If you don’t have a cookie dough tray, you can try to place some newspaper or another thin material over the rim of the container. It doesn’t have to be perfect but be sure it is thick enough to support the cookie dough and not cause it to stick to the container. Use the rim to lift the cookie dough from the container.