When I first heard about cookie exchanges, I've always wanted to participate in one. I've wanted to host one too, but all my family lives in Minnesota. A few years back I purchased a cookie exchange kit from Williams-Sonoma with cute gingerbread house invitations. It's still siting in my closet waiting to be used. This year I was invited to my first cookie exchange! You would think being a Cookier I would get invited to tons of cookie exchanges but I don't. I was super excited about my being invited so I made a whole array of Christmas cookies.
I had so much fun making these painted Santa faces.
I saw this little gingerbread man cutter on Instagram and had to rush over to Target to see if they had any left. Luckily, I live in a small town so there was one boy and girl left just for me. Thank you cookie gods! Both of these cutters are by Threshold and they only cost $1. They are not available online, so head over to your local Target. I looked up pictures of gingerbread boys and girls clip art and took all the attributes I liked and put them into these cookies. Both cookies were piped wet-on-wet.
We rarely need for mittens in Arizona. I hang onto mine just in case we travel to Minnesota. I love how white icing looks; It's just so perfect and easy. I used my mitten cutter from here. I piped a knit pattern on with a 1.5 PME tip. These cookies make me want to knit up a pair of white mittens
These cutters are from Meri Meri and sadly they are no longer available. I painted the faces the same way as I did for Mystery Shape Monday.
I had fun at my first Cookie Exchange and I hope my friends enjoy their cookies!