How to Decorate a Nativity Cookie
Nativity Silhouettes Stencil
Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
Setting up our Nativity set is my favorite family holiday tradition. So, every Christmas I love to make one Nativity cookie. This year, I used a stencil to create this beautiful design.
The is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make about 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.
Prepping the Royal Icing
For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
This cookie has 4 icing colors. I used Bright White, Gold, Buckeye Brown, and Sky Blue. l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.