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teeny tiny christmas candy cookies

I found these cute li’l bite-size Christmas cookie set by Wilton, and I love cute li’l bite-size versions of things. So I pulled the cute li’l gingerbread man and the cute li’l candy cane cutters and made some candy, cookie style.
Package them in little cellophane bags with ribbon.
Or how about mason jars?
what you’ll need:*
dough
icing
mini cutters
(gingerbread man, candy cane, 1 1/4 inch circle and a 1 1/4 inch oval)
Americolor soft gel pastes
(Red, Bright White, Chocolate Brown, Sky Blue, Leaf Green, Electric Green and Electric Pink)
white sanding sugar or fine sprinkles
disposable decorating bags
couplers
decorating tips
(sizes “2,” “3″ and “4″)
rubber bands
packaging
(bags, boxes, mason jars…)

*Find the dough and icing recipes HERE. Find sprinkles, cutters, bags, couplers and tips in the craft store. Find Americolor soft gel pastes online or in specialty stores. Click HERE for tips on finding supplies.

what I did:
1. Cut out, bake and let cookies cool.
(Note, for gum drops before baking, cut a 1 1/4 inch oval, then cut off the bottom third of the cookie.)
2. Make frosting and assemble frosting bags
with tips and couplers and filled with red, white, brown, light blue, green, lime green, and light pink frosting. Tie the bags closed with rubber bands.
3. Decorate your cookies.
For the gingerbread men, pipe an outline on the cookie with size “3″ tip, pipe back and forth to fill the cookie, let it set about 15 minutes, then pipe details on top with a size “2″ tip. For the candy canes, pipe the cane in white with a size “4″ tip, let set about 15 minutes, then pipe stripes with a size “2″ tip. For the peppermints, outline the circles with white and let set about 15 minutes. Thin some white frosting a bit, fill an empty decorating bag, snip 1/8 inch from the tip and loosely pipe on the circle. Let frosting flood to edges and encourage as needed with a toothpick. Let set well and pipe red stripes with a “2″ tip. For the gum drops, use any desired color frosting, pipe an outline with a size “4″ tip, then pipe back and forth to fill the gum drop. Immediately coat with sprinkles.
4. Package your cookies.
Let cookies dry overnight and wrap as favors in cellophane bags with ribbon or package in mason jars or treat boxes.

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9 Comments

  1. Sue
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    These are so adorable! Who wouldn't love to receive a jar of these!?! The gumdrop is my favorite!

  2. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Would you like my address? ;)

  3. Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    These are so cute!

  4. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    So cute!!! Mini candy cookies are on my list nowe!

  5. Pink Little Cake
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    These cookies are so adorable, I love how they look in the jar, what a great idea for a coworker gift. I love tiny cookies, they are the perfect excuse to eat more than 1,2 3r 3 :)

  6. cookies and cups
    Posted December 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I love eating minis but HATE decorating them! There are always 300 to do! Guess I never thought to half the recipe ;)
    Adorable, as usual!

  7. Miss Lucky Piggy
    Posted December 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Hello… i found your blog from foodbuzz, been 'cruising around' your blog, such a cute and beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing the recipes and ideas, not many do that these days! Bravo and keep blogging.. cheers :)

  8. ana @ i made it so
    Posted December 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    these looks absolutely perfect! i love the look of just about anything in mason jars, especially the vintage ones with glass lids.. my pantry is full of them, as is my craft room, with odds and ends.

    great idea, thanks for sharing!

  9. Jen
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    These look so yummy! I love those mini cookies, gonna have to try them!

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