DIY Projects
Dec 10, 2010

Holiday project: Gingerbread ornaments

By: Jennifer Bartoli

Holiday project: Gingerbread ornaments Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
Dec 10, 2010

Holiday project: Gingerbread ornaments

By: Jennifer Bartoli
Use your favourite gingerbread recipe, and cut the rolled dough into any Christmas-themed cookies. Once they have baked and cooled, make the icing (recipe below) and get ready to decorate!
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Royal Icing

  • 1 pound of confectioners' sugar
  • 2 large egg whites

Directions
1
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar and egg whites.

2
Mixing on low speed, add up to 1/2 cup water depending on the consistency you want your icing to be. Mix until the icing holds a ribbon-like trail.

3
Place the icing in a piping bag.


A few tips to make the ornaments
  • Don't forget to cut out a small hole in each ornament before baking the cookies so you a place to tie them to your tree!
  • Make 2 batches of icing: one looser than the other. Use the firmer icing to trace out the contours of the ornaments, and the more fluid one to fill them.
  • If you want to correct a line made with icing, do it fast (using a Q-tip) because the icing dries quite quickly.
  • Experiment with different icing dyes, and different colored strings for your Christmas tree.

For more delicious recipes from Jennifer Bartoli, visit Chocolate Shavings.


 

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