Barn Door Christmas Cookies!

I’ve always been drawn to this rustic style – maybe it’s because my parents lived on a farm in Virginia when I was born. I guess my first Christmas spent on a farm has stuck with me all these years!

I tried out a different technique for the base layer of icing on these Barn Door Christmas Cookies. Rather than icing them as I usually would, I painted a thin layer of icing on the raw cookie and then baked it to give it more of a rough finish. This technique is also great for those who prefer a cookie with just a little bit of icing! Scroll down for the supply list, instructions, and video tutorial. 

 

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Here’s what you’ll need for this project. Find all of these supplies in my Amazon store.

Watch the video below to see it all come together!

 

Instructions:

  1. Begin by brushing raw cookie dough with red flood consistency royal icing.
  2. Use a scribe tool to draw lines in the icing (the 3-prong scribe tool is great for this! Find it in my Amazon store)
  3. Bake the cookies at 350˚F for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  4. For the next step you will need a small, flat decorating tip. I’m using a basket weave tip and covering half of the opening with tape.
  5. Pipe the stiles and rails with medium consistency royal icing keeping the smooth side of the decorating tip facing up and the serrated side facing down.
  6. Use a scribe tool to help smooth the ends. Allow the icing to dry for about 30 minutes.
  7. Pipe the hinges with black medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
  8. Use the scribe tool to help shape the icing.
  9. Trace a round cookie cutter with an edible ink marker to create guides for the wreaths.
  10. Pipe the wreaths with green stiff consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
  11. Add lights with yellow medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
  12. Pipe a bow with medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
  13. Use the scribe tool to help smooth the icing.

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