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.
- Roll out cookie dough (use your favorite recipe or get mine in the tutorial shop)
- Flood consistency royal icing
- Medium consistency royal icing
- Stiff consistency royal icing
- Decorating bags
- Decorating tip 1
- Basket weave tip
- Scotch tape
- 3-prong scribe tool
- Scribe tool
- Decorator brushes
- Colors: Red, blue, yellow, and brown from The Wilton Color Right set. Mix blue and yellow with a tiny drop of brown to make the green for the wreath.
Watch the video below to see it all come together!
- Begin by brushing raw cookie dough with red flood consistency royal icing.
- 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)
- Bake the cookies at 350˚F for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use a scribe tool to help smooth the ends. Allow the icing to dry for about 30 minutes.
- Pipe the hinges with black medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
- Use the scribe tool to help shape the icing.
- Trace a round cookie cutter with an edible ink marker to create guides for the wreaths.
- Pipe the wreaths with green stiff consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
- Add lights with yellow medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
- Pipe a bow with medium consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1.
- Use the scribe tool to help smooth the icing.
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