Enamoured by small things ever since I was a little girl (Do you remember Charmkins and the books series The Littles?), I was excited to make these super sweet mini cookies to fit into my wooden Advent calendar this year.
Even with Advent a week a way, these cookies are definitely doable – they’re easy to decorate and dry so quickly.
Because these cookies are so small (see quarter for reference below), I kept the decorating details simple. If you’d like to make them too, my recipes and how-to links follow.
Mini Advent Calendar Cookie How-To
The penguins and snowmen cookies are from my last Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookie Recipe post, so I matched these Christmas minis and used the same recipe.
I used #1.5 piping tip for all the piping on these cookies.
Because humidity can cause icing to bleed, check out this post on drying decorated cookies. Even if you live in a colder climate, like I do, humidity can still be high. I like to check the weather network to see the percentages on the days I’m decorating. Following the tips in the latter suggested post will help you regardless though.
- I found the wooden Advent calendar at Sears in 2013. I’m not sure if they would still sell it, but I saw another adorable one at Target the other day and Amazon sells some charming versions too.
- The mitten, penguin and stocking cookies have sanding sugar sprinkled on, and the star cookies are painted with gold luster dust.
- I have not tried making the recipe on the tea towel pictured in this post.
- You can find the mini mini cookie cutters here.
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Have fun decorating your cookies!