Christmas Love Angel

SWEET! It's our Christmas Love Angel

SWEET! It’s our Christmas Love Angel

I can’t help but think a lot about angels at this time of year… the magical buzz and sparkle of Holiday time, the heartbreaking anniversary of Newtown, missing loved ones who are no longer with us… This little angel cookie has quickly become one of my favorites. I think its that simple, little, hopeful smile.

Here’s a step by step on how to ice the Christmas Love Angel cookie…

Start by baking your favorite sugar cookie dough and using out Love Angel cookie cutter. If these are to be ornaments, don't forget to add a small hole in the halo.

Start by baking your favorite sugar cookie dough and using our Love Angel cookie cutter. If these are to be ornaments, don’t forget to add a small hole in the halo. See our tips on how to bake an ornament cookie here.

Using fleshtone royal icing, add the hands, legs and face. Add two candy bead eyes or...

Using fleshtone royal icing, add the hands, legs and face. Add two candy bead eyes or…

Leave the faces blank to be drawn in with a food coloring marker later.

Leave the faces blank to be drawn in with a food coloring marker later. Let this layer dry.

Using gold royal icing, fill in wings then sprinkle with gold glitter. Fill in halo, sprinkle with gold coarse sanding sugar.

Using gold royal icing, fill in wings then sprinkle with gold glitter. Fill in halo, sprinkle with gold coarse sanding sugar. Clean off excess and let dry.

Clean off any excess glitter or sugar using a dry paintbrush. Be careful not to touch the icing if not fully dry.

Clean off any excess glitter or sugar using a dry paintbrush. Be careful not to touch the icing if not fully dry.

Add red hair.

Add red hair.

Fill in white dress, then add gold horizontal stripes. Use a toothpick to drag two lines down to define angel arms. Add candy pearl necklace and jumbo pearl heart. We found it is easier to add the necklace before the heart.

Fill in white dress, then add gold horizontal stripes. Use a toothpick to drag two lines down to define angel arms. Add candy pearl necklace and jumbo pearl heart. We found it is easier to add the necklace before placing the heart.

Once hair is dry, add hair definition lines.

Once hair is dry, add hair definition lines.

Finishing touches: add blushing rosy cheeks with luster dust

Finishing touches: add blushing rosy cheeks with luster dust

Add smil with pink or red food coloring marker.

Add smile with pink or red food coloring marker.

Or, you can have some fun drawing on the angel faces with food coloring markers as we did here with the closed eyes or caroling mouth…

Christmas Love Angel Trio

Christmas Love Angel Trio

For live tips, see our video on how to ice the original Valentine love angel

If this little Christmas angel doesn’t make your Christmas cookie list, don’t worry… we have the feeling she’ll be sticking around to wish us a Happy New Year too! Merry Merry! Xo Dani

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