Ornaments You Can Eat: Cookies to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

by in Recipes, December 16th, 2012

Stained Glass Cookie OrnamentsGingerbread houses aren’t the only way to decorate with cookies around holiday time. Classic cut-out cookies make quite handsome ornaments. But what makes them even better than other handmade ornaments — like paper stars or pipe cleaner snowflakes — is that you can eat them (best the same day you bake them, of course). So if you’re bored of the same old decorations every year, why not try baking your own ornaments? Your only limitation is your imagination — or the size of your cookie cutter collection.

These Stained Glass Wreath Cookies make the perfect hanging ornament for your tree. The recipe from Sandra Lee uses store-bought sugar cookie dough to make it even easier. The colorful centers are created using hard candies that melt in the oven to replicate the look of stained glass. For an extra dazzling touch, use icing to affix silver dragees. Whatever you do, don’t forget to cut a hole at the top of each cookie using a large straw after they come out of the oven. It will make hanging them much easier.

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  2. Rebecca says:

    wow thats great for decoration! I hope I can do it as nice as the ones in the pic

  3. Christmas Organizing: Ornaments and such is a vital fact for us. You've shared some important info for us. That;s really impressive at all. Thanks for this nice allocation and keep it up!!!

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