Bring back sweet memories of the magic of Christmases past for your family and friends with these fancy jewel-colored cookie ornaments.
Pretty enough to hang on a Christmas tree or up against a frosted window where they can catch the light, these cookies are certain to take your guests’ breath away!
Or you might display them on a stand, as shown in the photo above, in the center of your Christmas table for a showstopping holiday centerpiece.
You can make the cookies in a variety of seasonal shapes and sizes, then add melted hard-candy centers and a creamy icing for extra detail. (The Country Woman Test Kitchen found that the Jolly Ranchers provided a much more translucent and shiny looking center than Lifesavers.)
Best of all, these colorful stunners are much easier to make than you might imagine. They could even become a fun family project or tradition.
This article has easy-to-follow instructions, with handy tips on everything from crushing the hard candy to applying the frosting, as well as how-to photos.
So bake a batch of beautiful trims (or quick gifts) with these fancy and fanciful cookie ornaments.
To order the Ornament Tree (in the photo) by mail, send payment of $19.99 (plus $3.95 shipping and handling for one, $4.50 for two or more) to Country Store, Suite 7657, P.O. Box 990, Greendale WI 53129-0990. To order with a credit card, call tollfree 1-800/558-1013. Or you can order on-line at www.countrystorecatalog.com. Either way, refer to Suite 7657. Please be sure to specify item 27145 for the Ornament Tree. Wisconsin residents, add 5% sales tax. Orders from outside the United States, please pay in U.S. funds only.