Decorating Christmas Reindeer Cookies with Royal Icing
'Tis the season for baking magic! In this quick guide, we'll show you how to transform simple sugar cookies into a delightful reindeer design using our newest reindeer cookie cutter, available in our shop.
Perfect for both novice and experienced bakers, this step-by-step tutorial will infuse your holiday celebrations with a touch of sweetness and whimsy. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into decorating these reindeer cookies with royal icing – a simple yet enchanting way to spread Christmas cheer!
Tall Christmas Faces Cookie Cutter Set
This tall Christmas faces cookie cutter set includes 4 designs: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the reindeer, and a snowman.
Each cookie cutter is the same dimension at roughly 4" tall and 2.25" wide.
The set of four cookies will fit in this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5").
Template for the Christmas Reindeer Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this new Christmas designs, including this reindeer design.
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
For these reindeer cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Flesh Color royal icing (I mixed a Americolor Copper and Americolor Ivory.)
- Brown icing (I mixed Americolor Orange, Americolor Electric Green, with a touch of Americolor Chocolate Brown.)
- Light Brown icing (I mixed a little of the brown icing above with fresh white icing.)
- Holiday Red icing. (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Holly Green icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow with Mint Green.)
- Yellow piping icing ( used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
Begin by first painting a thin layer of white icing at the top where the antlers are, as shown. Then fill in the the lower muzzle area with light brown icing.
Once the icing had time to set, add the upper head section with brown icing. Then add the red nose. Quickly add the white shine accent line.
Next, add the two brown ears.
Move on to adding the two gold antlers, then add the face details.
To finish off the cookie, outline the antlers and draw on the smile with a black food pen.
Reindeer Cookie Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
Here's the reindeer cookies, along with the other designs in this set.
In this collection you can find Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman cookies as well.
For gift packaging options, I love this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5"). All four cookies fit perfectly with wiggle room to seal them in heat-sealed cello bags.
For more ideas using our Christmas cookie cutters, you can visit the links below: