Happy Christmas Season Everyone!
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make these cute Santa cookies. There is a video tutorial available on my YouTube channel or you can scroll to the bottom of this post and see it here. These cookies are my classic vanilla sugar cookies which you can find the recipe for here. This cookie is simple enough for most cookie decorators. I would consider the complexity of this cookie somewhere between simple and advanced. If you are a beginner cookie decorator, don’t be afraid to tackle this design. Follow my tutorial and you will be thrilled with the results.
To start this cookie, I’ve used this Santa Cookie Cutter which can be purchased from Amazon. At the end of this post, there are links to all supplies and tools used for these cookies.
To start this cookie, I’m going to outline and flood Santa’s face using a 15 second consistency icing in a flesh color.
Next I’m outlining Santa’s beard and fluffy part of his hat in white piping consistency icing.
Next outline and flood the red part of Santa’s hat.
Let all of this dry or crust for about 20 minutes before moving on.
Next flood Santa’s beard in white using a 15 second consistency icing.
Let the cookie dry for about an hour or allow it to dry completely before moving on.
Next, flood the white fluffy part of Santa’s cap in a 15 second consistency icing. While this icing is still wet, add sprinkles of your choice. I’m using a mix of silver sanding sugar, and white and silver nonpareils. Brush off the excess sprinkles using a soft brush.
Repeat the steps again for the pom on Santa’s hat.
Next, outline and flood santa’s moustache in a 15 consistency white icing.
I added flushing to Santa’s face using a diluted pink food coloring. You can also achieve the same effect by dusting the cheeks with a pink or red dry food coloring or luster dust.
Let this dry for about 20 minutes.
Using a piping consistency white icing, add swirls or filigree to Santa’s beard.
Give him a nose with the same flesh color icing you used for his face.
Add swirls or filigree to his moustache with piping consistency white icing.
Add his eyes with black 20 second icing. While the eyes are still wet, use a toothpick or a scribe tool and pull out a line of icing away from the eyes to create eyelashes. Then add a small dot of white to the black eyes for reflections.
With piping consistency white icing, add the eyebrows.
Pipe a flower onto his hat with a red piping consistency icing. You can use a leaf tip for this or you can cut your icing bag into the same shape as a leaf tip to achieve the same effect. Dot the center of the flower with white dots and finish it with 2 small leaves in green.
That is how you complete this Santa cookie. He would be perfect to hand out as a small gift for Christmas and would be great for a stocking stuffer! Decorated cookies make the perfect Christmas gift for teachers, bosses, coworkers, and friends.
You can watch the video tutorial for this cookie below or find it on my YouTube channel.
Tools and Supplies used for these cookies: