These Christmas ornament cookies are unique and make a great gift!  

Step 1: Supplies:

Sugar cookie dough- home-made (No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe below) or store-bought mix
White fondant
Fondant and gumpaste star tool
Fondat and gumpaste ball tool
Rolling pin
Cake sparkles and/or edible glitter
Edible glaze spray
Edible markers
Edible pearl dust- various colors (I used red, bronze, silver, white) but there are several colors available
Paint brushes (for food)
Tweezers- only used for food
Small cup (for water)
Paper towel
Parchment paper
Brush for dusting on pearl dust (I use a new blush brush)
Small round cookie cutter -optional
Christmas ornament cookie cutter (or make your own http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-And-Simple-FlowerClover-Cookie-Cutter-From-/)
Gift box
White tissue paper
Black food coloring
Cutting board/working surface for fondant

I love this recipe because the dough holds its shape and won't spread during baking.

No Fail Sugar Cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½  tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (white granulated)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring
  • ¼  tsp. salt


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
  3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges.

Yield:  about 2 dozen

These cookies are so pretty and artistic! I've never heard of spray glaze before. It really added a beautiful shine!
Thank you! You can get this edible glaze at cake decorating/hobby stores. Or you can order it online from several sources (global sugar art is one). Confectioners glaze can also be painted on for a clear, shiny finish, but it's more of a pain to work with because you have to buy the remover as well and clean your tools after.
I could only find the spray in the UK, so thanks for the info. <br> <br>The Confectioners glaze doesn't even sound edible, but I see (after googling) that it is! And they make a &quot;thinner&quot; for it, too? How funny is that?!? <br> <br>Sugar Art totally fascinates me!!! <br> <br>
The thinner/remover is essential or it won't come off your utensils! The downside is having to 'paint' it on. So, if you have anything that smudges/smears, then you are better off with the glaze spray. I have also used &quot;Pam&quot; (or any non-stick vegetable spray) to shine up my cakes. And I have also sucessfully rubbed vegetable shortening on my cakes to give it a 'plastic' look. The possibilities are endless! <br>I know - sugar art is amazing....I think I'll do some instructables on poured and spun sugar in the future - they are really cool!
Love the way you made the ornament cookie cutter - very smart! They look great :D

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