Christmas Present Cookies Recipe | Reader's Digest

Christmas Present Cookies Recipe

Turn plain, square cookies into Christmas presents by adding strips of store-bought fondant.

By Meaghan Mountford from readersdigest.com

Christmas Present Cookies RecipePhoto copyright © Meaghan Mountford

Ingredients

  • Rubber bands
  • White rolled fondant*
  • Wax paper
  • Sharp knife
  • Light corn syrup

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes and cut out square cookies. Bake and let cool.

  • 2

    Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with red or green coloring and prepare frosting bags with size “4” decorating tip. Outline squares with red or green frosting and let set about 15 minutes. Flood the squares with thinned, red or green frosting and let set well, at least an hour.

  • 3

    For the bows, knead and roll out white rolled fondant between two pieces of wax paper about 1/8 inch thick. Cut squares with the cookie cutter to use as a sizing guide. Cut thin strips with the sharp knife and adhere to squares with light corn syrup. Make loops with the thin strips to create bows. Let dry overnight before packaging cookies. Tip: If fondant gets sticky or difficult to work with, let sit uncovered at room temperature for 15 minutes.

* Find prepared rolled fondant at any major craft store or cake decorating supply store.

Plus:
8 Decorated Christmas Cookies
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Basic Frosting
Basic Decorating Instructions

Recipes and photos by Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip.