‘Tis the season for treating everyone you love, and there’s no better way to finish a present than with a sweet gift tag cookie! After all, they’re easy to make, fun to display and oh-so-yummy to eat.
Christmas Cookie Gift Tags
What You Need
- Sugar cookie or gingerbread cookie dough
- Rolling pin
- Medium-size circle cookie cutter, about 2½” in diameter
- Medium plain round piping tip
- White fondant
- Edible glue
- Fluffy food safe paint brush
- Edible luster dust in white
- Tappits cutter set
- Gold fondant (optional)
- Cookie/fondant letter press (optional)
1. Cut + Bake Cookies
Roll out your dough and cut into circles.
Use the smaller end of your piping tip to cut out two small circles from the top of your cookies. (This will be where your ribbon goes!)
Chill and bake according to recipe instructions.
2. Ice Them Up
Once your cookies are baked and cooled, it’s time to decorate! To cover your cookie in fondant , simply roll out your white fondant and use the round cookie cutter and piping tip to cut it into the same shape as the cookie.
Brush the cookie with edible glue, then place the fondant on top of the cookie.
These cookies look great topped with royal icing, too! Just pipe and flood your treats, then let them set overnight before moving on to the next step.
3. Make Them Sparkle
Brush edible white luster dust over your fondant using a fluffy, food-safe paint brush.
4. Add a Message
One idea: Use a cookie letter stamp — they're tiny, plastic blocks that you can rearrange — to add a fun word, name or greeting to your fondant-iced cookie! Simply spell out what you'd love to say, and gently (yet firmly) press it into the fondant.
Another cool method: tappets. These are long plastic pieces that have letter and number cutters molded into them. Just roll out your fondant (we used a gold color!) nice and thin, then press and tap the letters out. Attach with edible glue.
5. Tie Them Up
Finally, choose a ribbon and place it around your gift. Carefully thread each end through the correct hole (left with left and right with right).
Tie a pretty bow and your gift is ready!
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Now that you're officially in the holiday spirit, try one of these other fun cookie recipes!