When I think of Holiday Cookies, I think beautiful: bright red frosting piped around the edges of a star-shaped gingerbread
cookie, melted chocolate perfectly drizzled across a sugar cookie, a golden circle of apricot jam in the center of a
thumbprint cookie. More than any other time of year, when it comes to Christmas Cookies, neatness counts.
But while it’s almost impossible to ruin the taste of a cookie while decorating it (and, in fact, some of those mistakes can
be a fun treat for the baker!), for many people the process of adorning a cookie can be stressful. Unruly frosting bags and
mis-mixed frostings can make it difficult to create the festive cookie you see in your mind.
Fortunately, we at EatingWell are here to help. Our step-by-step
guide to decorating cookies
breaks the process down into easy-to-understand steps. If you’ve ever wondered how to make
marbled swirl designs in frosting, how to melt chocolate without burning it or just how to wield a frosting bag, you’ll love
the easy answers provided by our Test Kitchen. Check it out
before your next holiday baking session!
Holiday Cookie Swap
Want to lighten up your favorite Christmas cookie recipes? We’re kicking off the holiday baking season the first week in
December by sharing prize-winning cookie recipes and tricks from our EatingWell Test Kitchen pros to make any cookie
healthier but still taste great. Find everything you need
for beautiful, healthy cookies here.