Winter Hat & Mitten Decorated Cookie How-To

Posted on December 19th, 2013 in Decorated Cookies, Tutorials

Whether or not you’re in an area which receives snow during the holiday season, making these hat and mitten decorated cookies will put you in a festive mood – and if you’re sharing them others, they’re sure to be charmed by your gift! At first glance, they may look complicated to make, but with a few recipes and tips, you’ll easily be making these too.

I was happy to make these for Go Bold With Butter, a must-see baking and savoury recipe resource for those interested in all-natural ingredients and delicious buttery taste. I wanted to show how using a yummy buttercream or smooth royal icing can be combined in your cookie designs! You can find my tutorial here as well, and definitely check out all the other tempting recipes there!

Start with a cookie recipe of your choice, such as gingerbread, and prepare royal and buttercream icing. You’ll also need a few tools:

You’ll Need:

 

Instructions:

Once you’ve made your icings, baked your cookies, and let them cool to room temperature, they’re ready to be decorated. We’ll start with the royal icing. The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness.

Step One:

Outline the hat shape with royal icing. For detailed decorating tips, this tutorial may be helpful for you.

Step Two:

With the same icing, flood, or fill in your shape. Shake the cookie gently to help smooth the icing out.

Step Three:

Let the base dry for at least 6-12 hours.

Step Four:

Place your stencil on the tried icing, and smooth some white royal icing over the design with an offset spatula.

Step Five:

Using your buttercream icing in a piping bag fitted with an #18 star tip, pipe a few shells for the rim of the hat. Sprinkle on some sanding sugar if you like.

To pipe a basic shell, hold the piping bag at about a 45-degree angle, at the 6:00 o’clock position, with the tip slightly above the surface of your cookie. Squeeze the icing out of your piping bag, then relax the pressure and pull the piping tip towards the surface of your cookie. Let go of the pressure completely, lift the piping bag away and repeat.

Step Six:

Using a #18 star tip, pipe a swirl of icing for the pom pom of the hat.

Step Seven:

Sprinkle on some sanding sugar if you like, and let your cookie dry for 6-12 hours before packaging.

Follow the same basic decorating instructions to make mittens too.

There are so many decorating options – have fun with your designs!

If you’d like to try marbling (as in the mittens above), you can find a detailed tutorial here.

Happy decorating!

xo,

Marian

 

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