Ok sweet friends, I was gonna make this one short and sweet, because Christmas is coming and I have ALL THE THINGS TO DO!! But then I got kind of excited and carried away. This tutorial is just SO cool and I know you are going to love it too! Check out my Kaleidoscope Cookie!!
I’ve been dying to do this Kaleidoscope Cookie tutorial for you guys for almost a year now. First it was going to be for last Valentines day and I was going to show you how I made these pretty kaleidoscope heart cookies I offered for Valentine’s Day.
Well, obviously that project didn’t make it to the done list. But it was a nice thought, right?
So then I had the brilliant idea to do the same thing for Easter and make a super cute kaleidoscope cookie Easter Egg tutorial. I even got that tutorial half done. So… progress… Gotta look at the positive. It was good practice! *giving myself a little pep-talk*
Well third time is a charm so they say!
FINALLY! I have accomplished something that has been rattling around in my head for almost a year! *sigh of relief*
I present to you my Kaleidoscope Cookie Christmas Tree Ornament!!
Isn’t she purrdddyyyy?!!
So let me show you how to make this coolest of all cookies!
My sugar cookie recipes is at the bottom of this post. My royal icing recipe is here >>> Royal Icing For Cookie Decorating <<< If you want some in depth information on royal icing here is a great video from the Cookie Queen Julia Usher. I highly recommend this! >>> Julia Usher’s Royal Icing Information
To show you the process, I made you this handy dandy video tutorial so you can follow step by step to make this sweet kaleidoscope cookie!
Now wasn’t that fun?! Just think, you can adapt this process to any shaped cookie! How about a 4 leaf cover for St. Patrick’s Day? Or a pumpkin for Halloween? So cool!!
OH and don’t forget the awesome sprinkles too! I’m mean they are pretty much the star of the show here. I highly recommend the amazing collection of gorgeous bespoke sprinkles over at SPRINKLE POP. Liz does a beautiful job curating some really spectacular sprinkle mixes. Really, you should go check them out RIGHT NOW! But watch out, you are totally going to get sucked into checking out gorgeous sprinkles for a while…
I mean just LOOK at these beauties! I think I’m in love!
I also highly recommend Simicakes Ready-to-use clear isomalt tiles for the windows. Just pop them into a silicone cup and melt in the microwave for a few seconds! Easy Peasy!
Here are a few links for some other helpful tools and materials to get you going on this project.
Last but not least, my sugar cookie recipe. This is a base recipe that can be flavored any way you like. My favorite is Orange Spice, using 2 teaspoons cardamom and a teaspoon of orange extract. But really the flavor options are endless. Just use a teaspoon or two of the extract of your choice. Vanilla, almond, lemon, hazelnut etc. I also use a few drops of the same extract in my royal icing to bump the flavor, yummy!
So jump on in and make your own beautiful, edible tree ornaments!! The kids are gonna LOVE them!
Have A Sweet Day,
PS: Hey guys, can I ask a favor? I’m wondering what you guys like better. Do you like a pictorial for the tutorials I make or do you like it when I make a video to watch the process in action? I’d love to hear your thoughts and preferences so I can tailor my content the way YOU GUY like it!! Leave me a comment 😀
Don’t forget to check out my other tutorials and recipes. Here are some of my latest: