Remember - it's a process that takes a couple of days, or more:
Day 1 - Make the cookie dough (see the index for various flavour options)
Day 2 - Roll-out, cut-out and bake the biscuits.
- Make royal icing
Day 3 - Decorate biscuits
Day 4 - Add details (wet-on-dry)
Day 5 - Package completely dry biscuits....
That takes us to Christmas Day - just in time ; )
You can short-cut a few of those steps, of course (I've been speeding up the drying process in my oven - fan on, ultra low temp. or just the oven light for the tiniest bit of heat - don't tell anyone I'm cheating!)
And if you find yourself a little short of Xmas cookie cutters, take heart - there are plenty "festive" shapes you can make just out of round cutters. Here's a few ideas...
|No glue necessary - just mush the two together at the join|
Be sure to use a "sticky" dough if you're joining two cut-outs together. I did a few with a relatively dry dough, and a had a lot of snowmen loosing their heads... so I made a some owls...
...which I really enjoyed. Serendipity!
Another one of my favourites was this wreath:
And if you look in the gallery, you'll find some more ideas of what to do with round cutters for Christmas.