Remember when the score was tied after the birth of grand niece #2? A few months later was time for her big debut, or should I say, first big party where she was the guest of honor. While still acclimating to the outside world, it was time to baptize this bundle of joy and welcome her into the church. Baptism is the first of many special events to come in her life, although the only one where sprinkled with water. She looked like a cherub in her father’s heirloom christening gown made by her paternal great-grandmother. The Christening of our grand niece was celebrated by her big brother, parents, godparents and various family members. It was a joyous day followed by a great party, although she will not remember any of it. Birthdays, graduations, swim meets, dance recitals, prom, engagement, wedding, etc. await this darling little girl.

The color theme of the christening party was light pink and white so those two colors were incorporated into a traditional cross cookie.

Baptism Cookies
Cross Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Royal Icing for outlining tinted Light Pink with AmeriColor Red (just a smidge)
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2

Outline cookie with # 2 tip in white icing.

Flood cookie in white icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe two figure 8s with #2 tip in pink icing. 

Let dry overnight.



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  1. Joan you always pick great designs for the occasions you address.I like your choice of colors too.Sometimes I wish you had a little shop and I could pop in to enjoy the srt.The internet is calorie free though and your blog brightens my day!

    1. Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your kind words which brought a smile to my face. Thank you for your support and friendship and glad to hear you enjoy the blog posts.

  2. Love these crosses, so pretty and dainty!

    1. Thank you, Paula. This simple design was just right for such a special day.

  3. How far in advance can I make these cookies and keep them fresh?

  4. Hi Kelly, You can roll out the cookies, bake them and freeze them for 4 months and they will retain their flavor. Once they are iced, do not freeze them as it will cause the icing to become brittle and break off when bitten into. Iced and decorated cookies stay fresh for up to 3 weeks but they taste the best if eaten within 10 days. I recommend storing in an air-tight container.


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