Decorate a Cute Gingerbread Cookie Couple for Christmas
The holiday season is upon us, and there's nothing quite like the sweet, spicy aroma of freshly baked gingerbread cookies. In our previous post, I shared a delicious gingerdoodle cut-out cookie recipe that's bound to become a holiday staple in my home (and hopefully yours as well). Today, we're taking those cutout cookies a step further by showing you how to decorate a charming gingerbread cookie couple for Christmas with royal icing.
Decorating gingerbread cookies is a fun and creative way to celebrate the season. This gingerbread cookie couple is sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday celebrations.
Gingerbread Boy & Girl Cookie Cutters
Just added to the shop for the upcoming Christmas season is this Christmas gingerbread couple cookie cutter set.
The cookie cutters are available in a number of sizes. However, for this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.
Templates for the Gingerbread Couple Cookie Cutter Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this new Christmas gingerbread cookie set.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Cookie Decorating Process
To decorate these gingerbread men and women cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Brown Color royal icing (I mixed Americolor Orange, Americolor Electric Green, with a touch of Americolor Chocolate Brown.)
- Red piping icing. (I mixed Americolor Tulip Red with some of the light brown from above.)
- Pink icing. (I mixed a little of the red icing above with more fresh white icing.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For the gingerbread boy cookie, begin by outlining the body and arm sections with brown icing with a #2 tip. Give it time to set up (about 5 minutes).
Then flood the middle body section around the eye holes, as shown. Immediately add the pink cheek dot details near the eye holes. Let this icing dry for about 20 minutes.
Next, fill in the arm sections with brown icing. Also fill in the eyes with black icing then follow with white shine accents.
Add the red wings of the bow tie, as shown, and add two buttons on his belly.
Add the final details, like the middle knot of the bow tie, the white squiggles on the head, arms, and legs, and draw on the smile with a black food pen.
For the gingerbread girl cookie, begin by outlining the face, arms and feet sections. Let this icing set for about 5 minutes.
Then fill in those sections. For the face, fill in around the eyes and quickly add the pink cheek color detail.
Fill in the hair and dress sections with pink and red icing, respectively. Add the eyes with black icing and quickly add the white accent dots.
Then add the bow tie wing details on top of the pink icing, as shown.
Add the final details, like the middle knot of the bow tie, the white squiggles on the arms, legs, and dress, and draw on the smile and eyelashes with a black food pen. Outline the hair with pink icing.
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Here are the cute gingerbread cookie set all boxed up and ready for Christmas!
Both the REGULAR size and LARGE size would fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").
Christmas is always a festive time for decorating cookies. Our collection of Christmas cookie cutters is always growing, so be sure to check back in few weeks to see the latest designs we have available.
The gingerbread theme is a favorite of mine to make. Click below to see other fun gingerbread decorated cookie ideas I have created in the past: