Dear Santa Decorating Kit
Dear Santa Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Scroll Cookie Cutter
- Glass with Straw Cookie Cutter
- Cookie with Bite Cookie Cutter
- Snow Globe 4" Cookie Cutter
- Mini Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter
- Santa Head Cookie Cutter
- Stacked Gift Boxes Cookie Cutter
- Dear Santa Stencil
- Cookies For Santa ROUND Stencil
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- 2-1 Tool
- Royal Icing Single (1) Scraper Tool
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Dear Santa, I can explain! LOL!
This is our last holiday kit of the year and it is my favorite! Dear Santa features 7 cookie designs and two really fun stencils. This set is just so charming. You'll have so much fun making and giving these cookies this holiday season...and leaving a few for Santa!!
This stencil says it all!
This tutorial includes a step-by-step look at SEVEN fun Christmas cookies.
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20-24 of these cookies (about 4 of each and 8-12 mini gingerbread). 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.
COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Prepping the Royal Icing
This is the beautiful color wheel from this set.
This set features 7 gels. I used the Christmas Red in a light and dark tone. To make the light tone, you can just a little dab of the darker red icing and mix with fresh white icing.
Check out the icing guide below for tips on making the right colors and an estimate of how much of each color you'll need.
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).
The Christmastime cookie set has 7 gels/8 icing colors.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Here is what I suggest making for a single batch.
Black Diamond - 1 oz (pipe only)
Sky Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Forest Green - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Pink (pastel red) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Christmas Red - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Buckeye Brown - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Sienna - 1 oz (20-second)
Bright White - 7 oz (pipe and flood)
These amounts are ESTIMATES. When it comes to how much icing to make, l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
ROYAL ICING RECIPE
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors (especially red) the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight. (1 hour)
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies and 4-6 hours for stenciled cookies). Piping details (1-2 hours).
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!
Common Tools Needed Not Included in the Kit:
- 7 Food Gels: Black Diamond, Forest Green, Christmas Red, Buckeye Brown, Sky Blue, Sienna, and Bright White
- 14 Icing Bags
- 7 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #1 PME (for the black and leaf green details)
- 8 Couplers
- Stencil Genie (optional)
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I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!