The first time I saw this idea for a cookie was from Haniela's. She made them awhile ago and each year I've wanted to make them, but never got around to it. When I made my list of cookies I wanted to make for this project, these Christmas doors were on the top of the list. If you Google Christmas door cookies now there are tons of beautiful ones out there. These cookies are a different way to represent Christmas wreaths, which I love. For as long as my husband and I've been together, we have purchased a traditional evergreen wreath from our church. This year we decided to shake things up. We purchased a boxwood wreath from Trader Joe's. I really like the modern look of the boxwood, but miss the Christmas evergreen smell. I had to add some cookie flair to our wreath because it was looked pretty bare. I found some $1 star cookie cutters at the grocery store and spray painted them gold and attached them to our wreath.
I used this cookie cutter to create the doors. A few days ahead of time I made the wreaths as royal icing transfers. This is not necessary, but saves on drying time. Start out by piping and flooding the rectangle with whatever color you want the door to be. These cookies can be made as simply or elaborately as you want. I Googled doorways to get some ideas of how I wanted the doors to look. Once the base icing was dry, I piped on the squares and rectangles to make the door. I piped the handles and mail slot in white. Once the white was dry, I came back and painted it with some gold luster dust mixed with vodka. Finally, I added the royal icing wreaths. I made the wreath on the right to look like our wreath so I took white star sprinkles and painted them gold too.