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Edible Cookie Ornaments Recipe

Edible Cookie Ornaments Recipe

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How To Make Edible Cookie Ornaments

Colorful and perfect for decorations, these edible cookie ornaments are also delicious treats you can munch on, made with cream cheese, eggs, and sugar.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 50 minutes



  • 12tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • 3tbspcream cheese,softened
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1large egg yolk
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • cupsall-purpose flour,plus more for dusting
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • 2tspcream of tartar
  • royal icing,for decorating


  • 5 holiday cookie cutters, 3-inch each, of preference

  • red and white striped twine


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar with an electric hand mixer on high speed for about 5 minutes, until fluffy and the sugar is mostly dissolved.

  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to beat evenly.

  3. Add the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

  4. Add the salt, then sift in the flour, baking powder, and cream of tartar and fold with a rubber spatula to incorporate.

  5. Divide the dough into 2 portions and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.

  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or up to 3 to 4 days.

  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  9. Remove the dough from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly.

  10. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece out into a 10-inch round, about ¼-inch thick, then trim the edges so there’s an 8×10-inch square.

  11. Transfer the dough squares to the prepared baking sheets.

  12. Working with 1 dough square at a time, dip a holiday cookie cutter in flour and press it into the dough.

  13. Repeat with the other 4 cookie cutter shapes, evenly spacing the cutouts.

  14. Remove the cookie cutters, then use a sharp paring knife to make cuts outside of each shape, forming a puzzle-like pattern from each corner.

  15. Using an icing tip, cut out an ornament hole from the top of each cookie shape and all of the puzzle pieces.

  16. Separate all of the shapes, spacing evenly.

  17. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  18. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges just barely start to turn golden brown.

  19. Let cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

  20. Decorate the cookies as desired then allow the icing to set completely.

  21. Thread a piece of twine through each ornament hole and tie to secure.

  22. Enjoy.


  • Calories: 363.55kcal
  • Fat: 14.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.45g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.85g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.53g
  • Fiber: 0.99g
  • Sugar: 25.30g
  • Protein: 5.37g
  • Cholesterol: 80.89mg
  • Sodium: 200.52mg
  • Calcium: 33.50mg
  • Potassium: 144.54mg
  • Iron: 1.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 129.13µg
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