Vintage Inspired Christmas Cookie Ornaments

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I made more Christmas cookie ornaments! You can see the other two sets of cookie ornaments here and here. I was inspired to make this set after seeing this photo of vintage ornaments posted on Rachel Ashwell’s Facebook page.
For this project you will need:
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  • Light brown: Wilton brown + a touch of green
  • Light green: Sugarflair gooseberry
  • Pink: Sugarflair dusky pink
  • Cream: Wilton golden yellow
  • Light blue: Sugarflair navy


I was cutting out some fancy squares for my cookie decorating class when I noticed that the scraps made really pretty shapes. So, I used the edges of the fancy square to cut out my ornaments.
I used a round decorating tip number 8 to cut a hole at the top of the cookies before they went into the oven.        
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Once the cookies were baked and cooled, I used the wet on wet technique to decorate them with flood consistency royal icing and a tip 2. You can see an example of the wet on wet technique here and you can see the filigree technique here.
All of the sections that were painted gold were iced in brown first. Ornament-cookie6
I allowed the icing to dry overnight and then painted the cookies with a mixture of white pearl dust and a few drops of alcohol, avoiding the areas of light brown. I also painted some of the pink sections with the orchid pink. Read this post for more information about painting with pearl dust. Ornament-cookie7
The NY Cake super gold was also applied as a paint.Ornament-cookie9 Ornament-cookie10
Once the pearl dust paint was completely dry (wait about 20 minutes to be safe), I added a little bit of dry bronze pearl dust around the edges of the cookies.Ornament-cookie11
I also added some strings of beads with stiff consistency icing and a tip 3, then painted the beads with the white pearl dust.Ornament-cookie16 Ornament-cookie19

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12 thoughts on “Vintage Inspired Christmas Cookie Ornaments

  1. This is just what I was needing…the ornament cutters that I have aren’t big enough to decorate the way I’d like! ❤️❤️❤️?

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