Simple (and Not So Simple) Christmas Cookie Ideas

melting snowman cookies by the decorated cookie blog

melting snowman cookie by the decorated cookie blog

I love the tradition of making your own Christmas cookies and bring to as hostess gifts. With a little imagination, some practice and the right supplies, you could arrive with the best decorated cookies this Christmas. I visited The Decorated Cookie blog in search of tutorials and inspirations. What I found was several Wow! factors on the blog of Meaghan Mountford.

Melting Snowman cookies

melting snowman cookies by the decorated cookie blog

Look at her Melting Snowman cookies. Meaghan even depicted emotions when she drew the snowman’s faces. I love the various ways she decorated them.

If you are new to cookie decoration, you may wish to read Meaghan’s tutorial on how to write on food. Her preferred tools are edible markers, which are different from candy markers. The ones she uses the most are the Americolor Gourmet Writers. They deliver a fine line, which is what you would need most of the time. The FoodWriter collection by Wilton is a good option to write bold characters or to draw thicker lines.

Awesome, Yet Simple Christmas Cookies

christmas tree cookie by the decorated cookie blog

You can also find on her blog simpler cookie version. Have a look at her Christmas tree cookie pops or her simple Christmas wreath cookies. Both are super cute.

christmas wreath cookie by the decorated cookie blog

+ Melting snowman cookies by The Decorated Cookies
+ More versions of the melting snowman cookies
+ Christmas tree cookie pops


  • meaghan (the decorated cookie)
    December 13, 2011 at 10:41

    Thanks so much for this fantastic feature! I’m honored!!

  • Marie
    December 14, 2011 at 10:30

    I also love this idea. People love to receive home-made gifts of food, especially when they’re made with love!

    I’d seen the melting snowmen ~ aren’t they adorable & fun! The other cookies in your selection are very pretty as well.

    For those who are pressed for time, they can bake a tasty loaf bread which is much quicker and makes a lovely gift when wrapped in clear wrap or parchement paper & tied with a big ribbon.

    Have a delicious day, Kim 🙂 ~ marie

  • Chloe
    December 26, 2011 at 03:29

    I better start practicing for next year!

  • Kiran @
    December 29, 2011 at 17:53

    Surely they are not that simple to make — a technique I am hoping to learn in 2012! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year, Kim 🙂

  • Kelly
    December 30, 2011 at 05:12

    How cuteeee!!hhhhHow did you do it?:O

  • suzanne vachon
    January 2, 2012 at 19:12

    Terrific cookies, I will remember them for next Christmas, they are absolutely adorable, and what a great hostess gift.

    A very good year to you Kim and your family, Health, Love, Family, frienship, and a multitude of Joy and happiness.