How To Be The “Cookiest” Christmas Hostess Ever!

If ever there was a time to bake cookies, now would be the time. Like, right now. Stop everything, and let’s start baking! There are so many fun ways to use cookies to add an enormous amount of cuteness to your next holiday party, and I am going to show you how to do it!

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Edible Ornaments as Party Favors

This is a great idea for a party favor and even can double as a place setting for your holiday party! Either make your favorite cookie dough recipe, or even buy the already made cookie dough in stores. You don’t need to go crazy by making cookies from scratch if you don’t want to. Here’s how it’s done!

  1.  On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thick rectangle, leaving room along the edges for it to expand when baking.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  4. Using your favorite cookie cutters, cut into the large baked cookie to get the perfect cookie shape!
  5. Place the cookies on a clean sheet of parchment paper and using a toothpick, put a small pinhole towards the top center of each cookie.(Note: If you wan tot use ribbon for the ornament instead of string, make a slightly larger hole).
  6. In a double broiler or microwavable bowl, melt white morsels of chocolate.
  7. Divide the white morsels into 3 bowls
  8. Add 1 to 2 drops of whatever color you would like into each bowl and stir. (The picture shown shows 1 or 2 drops of red,  1 or 2 drops of orange, and one with no coloring for plain white). Do not add too much as the melted morsels will coagulate if you do!
  9. Dip the bottom of the cookies into the melted morsels bowls. To get the layered look, dip one side, let it dry and then dip the other side.
  10. If the melted morsels start to harden, microwave for a few seconds.
  11. For the final touch, write you guests name or initials onto the cookie.
  12. Let the cookies dry completely before adding the string or ribbon to the top!

 

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Mini Gingerbread Mug Toppers

A cup of coffee at the end of the night is traditional, and a perfect opportunity to kick the cuteness factor up a notch with these mini gingerbread mug toppers! Add them to your guests cup of coffee or hot chocolate and prepare for the “oohs” and “ahs!” To get a full tutorial on how to make your very own Mini Gingerbread houses check out Cake Time!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cookie Name Tags 

Who did you get for Secret Santa this year? Let your gift speak for itself by adding a cookie gift tag! All you need are sugar cookies, white icing, and edible markers.  Follow the process above for the edible ornaments to create the hole on top of the cookie where the ribbon will go.  Use white icing for the tag portion. Once the icing has set, use your edible markers and draw right on the icing. So easy and fun to do with the whole family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Baking!

xx

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