How to Make Christmas Stocking Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Nov 12, 2020

How to Make Christmas Stocking Cookies

When it comes to cookie decorating, there's no right or wrong way to decorating a cookie. Each time I release a new cookie cutter, I'm always so impressed by how many different and creative approaches other cookiers take on the same design. The cookie community is amazing and I'm always inspired by what they come up with.

Take these Christmas stocking cookies, for instance. I'll show you how you can decorate the same cookie 3 different ways, each inspired by ideas from other cookiers. In this tutorial I'm going to break out the airbrush, add a knit texture, and just do some simple flooding to create different stocking looks.

Stocking with Gifts Cookie Cutter

Just added to the shop for the upcoming Christmas season is this Christmas stocking cookie cutter.

The cookie cutters are available in a number of sizes. However, for this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.

For a gift box option, the LARGE cookie will fit in this 3 3/4" x 1" x 5 3/8" from Clearbags.

christmas stocking cookie cutter | Semi Sweet Designs

Template for the Christmas Stocking Cookies

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this Christmas stocking design as a guideline.

You can download Round 2 of the 2020 Christmas 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 Decorating Process

To decorate these Christmas stocking cookies, I kept things simple with the icing colors. I only used white and Americolor Wedgewood. I just mixed two different concentrations of Wedgewood to get the light and dark shades of blue.

Step 1

Begin by filling in the lower stocking area with light blue icing. I opted to do the toe and heel areas in a different color for some of the cookies, while completely flooding the rest.

Let this icing dry for one hour.

Christmas stocking cookies step 1

Step 2

One option of decorating these stocking cookies is using an airbrush. I grabbed my snowflake stencil and airbrushed with Americolor Bright White Gel.

NOTE! The white gel is thick. You will need an airbrush gun with at least a 0.5mm needle and nozzle or it will clog. I got my airbrush system from Designer Cookies.

airbrushing cookies with white

Step 3

Next, begin filling in the top sections. I started with the white details. Then I moved on to the dark blue sections.

Christmas stocking cookies step 3

Step 4

Once the dark sections had time to set, I filled in the sides of the present with light blue icing and added the center bow knot.

I then finished off the cookie by outlining some of the sections for added definition.

Christmas stocking cookies step 4

Step 5

Another option is to add a chunky knit sweater texture to the bottom of the stocking. I learned this technique from Maddie's Cookie Co. She posted an amazing video tutorial you should check out.

Start with piping horizontal lines evenly apart. I did about a half inch apart. Then I filled every other "lane" with more lines. The remaining "lanes" I filled with a cross knit pattern.

Christmas Stocking cookies with knit texture

The finished cookies should look like the ones below.

Christmas stocking cookies | Semi Sweet Designs

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.

I hope everyone has a joyful holiday season.

Look for more Christmas designs from me in the coming weeks! It's my favorite season and I'm exciting to show you what I've been decorating.

Christmas Stocking Cookies | Semi Sweet Designs

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