Iced Christmas Cookie Variations

Add variety to your Christmas treats with these iced cookies. From angels to candy canes, these cookies will be the talk of any holiday party.

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Angel Cookie

Get the kids together to make creative holiday cookies. After making the gingerbread cookie recipe, beat the egg white and confectioner's sugar until it reaches a smooth consistency. Pipe patterns to suit shapes like this angel.

Christmas Tree Cookie

Add some fun to your cookies with colored icing. Make a simple gingerbread cookie recipe, then add organic red coloring to a separate batch of icing to make these color-contrasting tree decorations. The eye-popping red will turn ordinary decorations into eye-pleasing ones.

Heart Cookie

Show a special someone how much you care with a heart-shaped cookie. After making the simple gingerbread cookie recipe, pipe on these straight and fluted lines with a piping bag or a clean, recycled plastic sandwich bag with the corner cut off.

Shooting Star Cookie

Don't worry if you're not an expert cookie decorator. Use the simple gingerbread cookie recipe, and reopen any holes that close during baking, then simply pipe icing around them to make easy patterns like these star shapes.

Holly Leaf Cookie

Create a one-of-a-kind cookie for your next holiday party. After you're done making the simple gingerbread cookie recipe, use a piping bag to draw details. Press the bag gently and evenly with both hands as you draw on intricate details like these holly leaf berries.

Star Cookie

Icing a star cookie is simple yet very detailed. First follow the gingerbread cookie recipe, and then to create repeat patterns like this star shape, ice the outside edge first and echo the shape as you work inward.

Snowman Cookie

With some color and pattern, you can make a fun and unique cookie design. After making the gingerbread cookie recipe, change the piping bag nozzle to one with serrated edges for patterned details like the buttons on this snowman.

Candy Cane Cookie

You don't need to make an extravagant design to make a festive cookie. After you're done making the gingerbread cookie recipe, make clear and simple patterns on slim-shaped cookies, such as the outline and stripes on this candy cane.