Create Reindeer, Snowman and Gingerbread Boy Cookies Using One Cutter

December 12th, 2011 by Paula Ivancicts

As the song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” As Christmas approaches, so do many holiday movies. Some of my favorite childhood holiday memories were spent watching “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” with my family. My husband and I started that same tradition with our girls when they were little.

Using the Gingerbread Boy Cutter, I was able to create a snowman, reindeer, and gingerbread boy cookies which will be a perfect compliment to those movies! I like the versatility of using one cutter to create three different shaped cookies!

Cookie Platter

I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe to roll and cut out the gingerbread boy shape. I placed them on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Once baked, I put them on my cooling grid. While they cooled, I gathered my decorating supplies.

For the light brown color, I warmed a bottle of White Cookie Icing in the microwave and then added Brown Icing Color. Shake the bottle to mix the color.

I also used White Cookie Icing on the snowman cookies. Once the icing was set, I used Black Fondant, rolled it with my rolling pin, and then used my cutter/embosser to cut a small rectangle to make a hat for the snowman.

I made the hat brim by cutting a longer, thinner piece of Black Fondant and pressed that piece on top of the other. I then added a White Snowflake sprinkle to the hat. I placed my hat on my white cookie. Using Neon Orange Fondant, I made a carrot nose. I dotted on two eyes, a mouth, and buttons using Tip 3, a coupler ring, and Black Icing Tube. I could have also made a scarf out of fondant or icing.

Snowman Cookie

I created one Gingerbread Boy by using the Black Icing Tube with Tip 3 and the coupler ring for the eyes and buttons. I used the White Icing Tube and made zigzags on the arms and legs and then used the Red Icing Tube with Tip 5 and the coupler ring for the mouth. For the other boy, I used the White Icing Tube for the eyes and buttons. I then used the Red Icing Tube for the mouth, and dotted the Black Icing Tube for the eyes. I finished him off with a Heart Sprinkle.

For the light brown reindeer, I added two Candy Eyeballs and added a nose using the Red Icing Tube. I thought it looked okay, but then remembered I had Red Cinnamon Drops to add for a more vibrant nose.

Light Reindeer Cookie

For the darker brown reindeer, I used the same technique for the eyes and nose and added a mouth using the Black Icing Tube. I then used the White Icing Tube for ears, antlers, and eyebrows.

Dark Reindeer Cookie

With the fireplace roaring and the movie playing, nothing beats a mug of hot cocoa and homemade holiday cookies! I know we will enjoy having “Frosty” and “Rudolph” movie nights!

Don’t forget to check our website for more cookie decorating ideas! I hope you create holiday memories with your family and Wilton supplies! Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

13 Replies

  1. Chandra says:

    awesome!!! I know they will be delicious!!

  2. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Cool. I’m going to share this with a friend who bakes and decorates alot.

  3. Holly says:

    Very cute my grandkids fell in love with them.

  4. Loryl says:

    As usual Paula comes up with another great idea!
    I can use this at preschool and only have to have one cutter.
    Great for people with limited storage.
    They look yummy too!

    • Paula Ivancicts says:

      Hi Loryl!
      hehe Thank you!
      Yes, this idea works will for those with limited storage! I bet the preschoolers will love making the cookies and eating them! 🙂

  5. JOSETTE says:

    These look amazing!!!!! Great job — my mouth is watering as I type!

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