Decorating Perfect Holiday Cookies - dummies

Decorating Perfect Holiday Cookies

By Carole Bloom, CCP

Decorating your holiday cookies can be fun and easy! You can decorate holiday cutout cookie shapes using colored icing, an icing bag, and a few icing tips.


  • Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.

  • When loading icing in the icing bag, fold the ends outward to get icing closer to the tip.

  • Keep continuous pressure on the icing bag while decorating.

  • Twist the end of the icing bag to get excess air out and to keep icing from going everywhere when you start decorating.

  • Make sure the icing is cool or at room temperature to keep the right consistency for decorating.

  • Icing can get runny if you hold it in your hand for too long while decorating. Stick it in the refrigerator to cool it down again when you notice a change in consistency.