Christmas Stocking Cookie Tutorial

        To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about these cookies.  While I was making them I didn't like them.  Not at all.  Then was I finishing them up with the details I started liking them a little more.  So I don't know if I was just in a weird mood or what.  Really, how can one hold a grudge against cookies?  Regardless I like the idea of them, even if I'm not crazy how they turned out.

 To make stocking cookies start by picking any cutter that would work for a present like a teddy bear or a doll, a car, a square for an iPad or whatever strikes your fancy.  Also, grab a stocking cookie cutter while you're at it.

  1. Trim the toy with the stocking cutter and piece the two shapes together on your baking sheet.  Once the cookies are baked and cooled they will be strong enough to hold together.
  2. The decorating here is pretty basic, just piping and filling while letting one section dry for a bit before adding the next section
  3. It's in the details where the decorating starts getting fun.  I used a small paintbrush and food color to draw the stitching lines but you can use food color markers if you prefer.  The amazing cookie artist LilaLoa can show you how to make a white food color marker if you don't like to use a brush.

  1. You could use a present cutter instead of a stocking to make cute gift cookies too.   I liked the idea of putting a puppy in the box but oddly enough there aren't very many puppy face cookie cutters out there.  For some reason sets seem to come with a kitty face and the full dog.  Odd.   The bottom of this Wilton snowman makes a good puppy face though.
  2. Use the long edge of the gift cutter to cut the top off the snowman and to cut the lid off the present box.  Piece the puppy face to the bottom of the present box and the lid on his head.  
  3. Again the decorating is pretty basic.  The red dots were added wet-on-wet and then the little white dots inside were added with white food color when everything was dry.

This would also be a good project for making cookie ornaments!
I hope your Christmas season is going well!


  1. These are super adorable, but I definitely understand what you're saying, Sarah! Sometimes what you created isn't exactly what you envisioned in your head and that can be a let-down. I love how you re-purpose cookie cutters!

  2. I love these! I think they turned out great even though you aren't sure about them.

  3. I can totally relate to having doubts about your cookies while decorating. For me, it's mental head game of uncertainty until the last detail is on the cookie; then I start liking it. :) But these cookies are fantastic!! So playful and great use of cutters.

  4. I love how these turned out! Sometimes we have to step back from our work and come back with a fresh set of eyes. Your idea was sweet and your executed it beautifully!

  5. I love how you are doing your bears since doing the coca-cola ones. Love the effect. These cookies are great and you are right, they would make wonderful ornaments. Thank you--Katy

  6. I really like these cookies and think you did a wonderful job!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!


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