Out of all the Christmas cookies, gingerbread cookies come to mind first! Gingerbread cookies are a Christmas tradition, and this year you can take them to the next level by decorating them with fun and creative designs. From snowflakes to ornaments, these gingerbread cookie decorations will add some extra charm to your Christmas celebrations. So gather up your supplies and get started!
Here are the festive gingerbread cookie decorations:
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One of the most classic Christmas decorations is the snowflake. You can use royal icing or white chocolate to pipe snowflakes onto your gingerbread cookies. Get creative with different sizes and patterns of snowflakes for a beautiful cookie display.
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There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about these cookies made with rich spices and dark molasses that everyone always loves. They’re also beautifully crafted into ornaments, which makes them doubly delectable – you can either enjoy them as a sweet snack or admire them on your Christmas tree!
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What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? You can turn your gingerbread cookies into jolly old Saint Nick himself by adding red icing to his suit and white icing to his beard.
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Santa’s not the only one getting in on the cookie-decorating fun! His reindeer friends can join in too with some creative designs. Use white icing to pipe the details onto your cookies, and you can even add candy eyes and red noses for a Rudolph-approved look.
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Spread some holiday cheer with these gingerbread cookies that have colorful twinkling lights. Use different colors of icing to pipe the “lights” onto the cookies!
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Come together to make this Christmas wreath craft that’s almost as pretty as it is delicious. Welcome your guests too with these cheerful gingerbread wreaths. You can even hang them up as decorations!
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No gingerbread cookie display is complete without a few gingerbread houses. You can find templates online or in craft stores, and then decorate them with icing, candy, and whatever else you like. Let your imagination run wild!
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If you’re looking for a simpler design, try these Christmas tree cookies. Use green icing to pipe triangular tree shapes onto the cookies, and then add small candy balls for decoration. You can even turn them into advent calendar cookies by numbering each tree from 1 to 25.
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These stunning cookie containers are almost too beautiful to eat! Each one can hold 3 or 4 lollipop-style cookies. Check out the included directions and templates for help with assembling and decorating.
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Top off your cookie display with these angelic gingerbread cookies. You can use white icing to pipe the basic shape of an angel. These cookies are sure to bring some extra holiday cheer to your home!
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Ring in the holidays with these jingle bell cookies. I suggest you also use red or green icing to pipe bell shapes onto the cookies and then add small silver balls for the “clapper.” You can even add a ribbon loop to the top of each cookie so they can be hung up as decorations.
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Add some Christmas spirit to your cookie display with these holly cookies. Use green icing to pipe holly leaves onto the cookies, and then add red berries for a pop of color. You can even arrange them into wreaths or garlands.
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These frosty snowman cookies are sure to put a smile on your face. Use white icing to pipe the basic snowman shape and add the eyes and buttons. A carrot nose and coal mouth will also give each snowman personality.
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These penguin cookies are too cute to resist! Use black icing to pipe the penguin bodies onto the cookies, and add white icing to the belly and face. Don’t forget the orange beak and feet, and small eyes. These cookies are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
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Gingerbread sleighs make perfect gifts or centerpieces for your holiday table! Bake and decorate the sleigh, then fill it with cookies, candy, cash, or gift cards. Wrap the entire sleigh in plastic wrap and tie a bow on top!
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There’s something about their spices, molasses flavor, and of course those charming smiles that make them irresistible. Gingerbread cookies definitely have a special place in my heart.
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SOME Gingerbread Items THAT YOU CAN BUY:
- PACKAGE: Including a set of 12pcs assorted gingerbread ornaments comes with a string for easy hanging, each one is unique and with great details, just looks like real gingerbread cookies
- DURABLE MATERIAL: These gingerbread ornaments are made of soft plastic material, durable and great quality, will last for years’ Christmas decorations
- SIZE: Height for each gingerbread is about 3”, suits perfect for small or medium size Christmas tree decorations
- EAT WITH CONFIDENCE: Our cookies are certified peanut free, kosher and non-gmo verified
- TASTY SNACK: Baked to a crunchy perfection! Our ginger cookies made with real ginger are perfect for families on the go and for traveling with small children
- BURSTING WITH FLAVOR: Ginger flavor snap cookies are great with tea in the afternoon or as a little pick-me-up anytime
- Includes 1 box of Triple Ginger Cookies. Each 9oz box contains about 68 cookies!
- THIN COOKIE. BIG FLAVOR.
- OUR BAKER'S PROMISE: we bake without artificial flavors, preservatives and synthetic colors
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