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How to Decorate Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies

These adorable treats are much easier to make than you think—just ice, apply candy decorations, then sprinkle with a final sweet garnish.

What You Need:

sugar cookies, red cookie icing, white cookie icing, icing bottles ($20; sweetdanib.com), offset spatula, large sugar snowflakes, large tweezers ($10; sweetdanib.com), paper plate, coarse sanding sugar in red, red and green sugar disks (a.k.a. quins), white nonpareils

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  1. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 11

    To decorate the mitten cookie: Using a bottle filled with red icing, outline the cookie, leaving a slight border from the edge of the cookie.

    Tip: Using an icing bottle with a tip gives you more control. You can also buy pre-packaged tubes of icing at the supermarket.

  2. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 22

    Pipe icing onto the cookie to fill it in.

  3. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 33

    Using an offset spatula, spread the icing evenly.

    Tip: Shake the cookie after smoothing out the icing to eliminate bumps and allow the icing to settle.

  4. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 44

    Using tweezers, place the sugar snowflakes at the bottom of the mitten.

  5. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 55

    On a paper plate, sprinkle the cookie with red sanding sugar, making sure to cover the icing completely. Shake off the excess sugar.

    Tip: An inexpensive paper plate is best. Conserve the excess sanding sugar by bending the plate and pouring the sugar back into its original container for future use.

  6. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 66

    To decorate the candy cane cookie: Using a bottle filled with white icing, outline the cookie, leaving a slight border from the edge.

  7. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 77

    Pipe icing onto the cookie to fill it in.

  8. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 88

    Using an offset spatula, spread the icing evenly.

  9. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 99

    Using tweezers, place the sugar disks down the center of the cookie, alternating colors.

  10. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 1010

    On a paper plate, sprinkle the cookie with white nonpareils, making sure to cover the icing completely. Shake off the excess nonpareils.

  11. How to Decorate the Warm Woolen Mitten and Painted Candy Cane Cookies, Step 1111

    Let cookies dry for 12 hours.

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