How to Make Reindeer Wreath Cookies
Christmas is usually the busiest time of the year for cookie decorators. Often the best strategy to help cope with the hustle and bustle of the season is to keep cookie designs simple. That was my goal when I made these reindeer wreath cookies.
As you can see in the pictures of this post, I went with a minimal approach to this reindeer. I left off the face to reduce details, and I limited the amount of colors I used for the overall set. For this Christmas farmhouse collection, I went with a simple silver and sage color scheme.
I can honestly say this was the quickest batch of cookies I've decorated in a very long time.
Reindeer in Wreath Cookie Cutter
Just added to the shop for the upcoming winter season is this Reindeer in Wreath Cookie Cutter.
The cookie cutter is available in two sizes: LARGE and REGULAR.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size. However, you can see how the two sizes compare at the end of this post.
Template for the Reindeer in Wreath Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for reindeer wreath cookie design as a guideline.
You can download the all 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 this reindeer in wreath cookie, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Silver icing (I just used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Light Green icing (I mixed a touch of the green icing above with fresh white icing.)
- White medium icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the head and antlers should be. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Next fill in the center head section with silver icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.
Then fill in the ears with silver icing, the antlers with black icing, and the wreath with green icing. Let all this icing dry for about an hour.
Time to add the details.
To make the wreath more define, outline the ruffled leafy edge as shown. Then outline the reindeer's head and ears with that jawline detail. Lastly, add white berry dots to the wreath for interest.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the finished reindeer wreath cookies, along with the other designs in this collection.
For size reference, the ones in this BRP long cookie box (12" x 5" x 1.5") are the LARGE size. The cookies scattered around the box are the REGULAR size.
Also, for a fun and quick demo, I made this stencil video of the Rudolph's Tree Farm cookie on my social media. You can see how I decorated that cookie in action by clicking here.