I awoke to soft snow falling on the pine trees and covered streets. Several inches are forecasted for the DC metro area as the picturesque scene outside is the most blissful happening of Mother Nature. It evokes childhood memories of snow days, sledding, snowball fights, building snowmen and homemade hot chocolate. The neighborhood kids bundled up in hats, scarves, snow pants, jackets and mittens would get out early to the hill behind our house, dragging their silver, metal saucers that would whisk them down the slope. Those metal saucers were COLD even through our thick snow pants. We would stay out for hours until the chill was too much and then take a hot chocolate break. During which time we would put our soaked woolen mittens on the radiator to dry them out best we could, before dashing back outside.

These mitten cookies were made for my grand-nephew’s 4th birthday party at his nursery school. With a winter birthday, the mitten cutter seemed like the perfect choice. The stencils create a look reminiscent of knitted designs in the wool mittens of yesteryear. 

Mitten Cookies
Mitten Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Stencils (Teardrops, Chevron, Harlequin)
AmeriColor Lavender Sheen Airbrush Color (looks dark blue)
AmeriColor Blue Sheen Airbrush Color (looks turquoise)
Airbrush Kitor Wilton Color Mist
White Sanding Sugar

Outline mitten with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood mitten with white icing. Let dry overnight.

Place stencil on the cookie.

Spray lavender airbrush color onto the cookie. Gently lift stencil. 

Let sit 30 minutes.

Outline cuff of mitten with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood cuff of mitten with white icing.

Sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess. Let dry overnight.


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  1. I just love the designs on these cookies, and the colors too! Jackie

    1. Thank you, Jackie. Decorating with stencils is fun. Thanks for visiting the Clinic.

  2. These are cute Joan! I love the stenciling!

    1. Thanks Deb! I have got to make your Lemon Raspberry Tart.


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