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Decorating Christmas Cookies with Family and Friends

Running out of time? Need Christmas cookie recipes? Unsure how to decorate Christmas cookies? Need easy Christmas cookie decorating ideas? This Christmas cookie decorating kit is just for you! This Walkers cookie decorating kit saved the day and I was able to spend invaluable time decorating Christmas Cookies with Family and Friends.

I had made all the plans.

I had purchased all of the ingredients.

I had all my favorite Christmas cookie recipes ready to go. I had even filled out my handy dandy baking planner so that I would have dozens of Christmas cookies baked in time for ‘the day of cookie decorating’ that follows Thanksgiving.

But, as my dear friend Robert Burns so eloquently proclaimed, ‘ The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.’

Somehow between all my planning and the Friday after Thanksgiving, I entered a time vacuum that sucked up every.single.day leaving me high and dry as it related to decorating Christmas cookies.

Which is why today, I offer gratitude to my friends at Walkers Shortbread. And which is why I am a firm believer in Kismet (and FedEx).

Because, somewhere between the 5th and 6th box of Christmas decorations being toted from the attic to the kitchen, the doorbell rang.

There was a box sitting on my porch, left by the FedEx guy who was hustling back to his van.

And in that box, were 2 more boxes. And in those 2 more boxes of Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes Shortbread Cookie Decorating Kit, were already baked shortbread cookies, icing, icing tips, glitter gel, writing icing, and sprinkles just waiting to be assembled (and enjoyed). This, my friends, is the ideal solution for the time-pressed, holiday frazzled wanna be Christmas cookie decorator! Think easy Christmas cookies and, yet still, all the Christmas cookie decorating fun with family and friends.  

Truly, EVERYTHING you need for decorating Christmas cookies is in the box…from 2 dozen cookies to icing tips and everything in between. And if you already have the icing and sprinkles handy, you can also order the Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes on their own. They make for a delicious no-bake option when you need to decorate (or gift!) cookies in a hurry. And like all Walkers Shortbread, they are made with just four natural ingredients (flour, butter, sugar, and salt) so they make the perfect canvas for frosting.

Decorating Christmas Cookies: Easy Christmas cookies with Walkers Christmas cookie decorating kit

Needless to say, the procession of Christmas Decoration totes came to an abrupt halt and the decorating of Christmas cookies commenced.

We literally pushed the decorations to one end of the counter and made just enough space for cookie decorating, which in all honesty, doesn’t require very much space.

Christmas cookie decorating: family fun decorating Christmas cookies

And it was a good and wonderful thing.

Christmas cookie decorating ideas: family decorating Christmas tree cookie

Because my boy who needs a haircut started decorating cookies with his sister who didn’t want me to take a picture of her. They are at different schools now, so their time together is so very brief and so very valuable. (Don’t tell her that I snuck this one!)

Christmas cookie decorating ideas: putting red icing on star cookie

Even Terry, who is typically content to do more eating than decorating, was thrilled for a reason to take a break from schlepping Christmas box and joined in on the Christmas cookie decorating fun.

And…look at what we accomplished!

Christmas cookie decorating ideas: plate full of finished, decorated Christmas cookies
Truthfully, our decorating definitely slowed down, but that’s OK.  It got done eventually.
And then, my friend Jen came over, and we spent a couple of most enjoyable hours finishing decorating the Walker Shortbread Festive Shapes and Stars, but this time we whipped up some Royal Icing and used that.
How to decorate Christmas cookies: finished tray of Christmas cookies, bells, stars, Santas and trees
I’m telling you a secret…if you love the decorating, but don’t have time for the baking, this Christmas cookie decorating kit and these Festive Shapes and Stars are the way to go!
Christmas cookie decorating ideas: easy Christmas cookies, close up of tray of cookies
The kids headed back to school over the weekend and I slowly finished (almost there) the rest of the decorating.
Christmas decorations: Santa painting over the mantle
There are a few ‘must-haves’ in our Christmas decorating.  If we do nothing else, we need to hang Santa over the mantle and decorate our tree. 
Christmas decorations: Christmas tree and Santa on display in den
Oh, and we must put up the ‘funky little tinsel tree’ in the foyer with the vintage ornaments we inherited from both sets of grandparents.
Christmas decorations: close up of ornaments on tree
Oh, and O.K., we need to hang the ‘Santa’s Sweet Shoppe Window’ in the kitchen…
Christmas decorations: Santa's Sweet Shoppe decorative window
And we can’t forget the Advent Calendar that my mom embroidered…
Decorating for Christmas: Advent calendar
Decorating Christmas cookies: easy Christmas cookies on tray in den

So, those would be the bare minimum of Christmas decorations…but then there are all the Santas and the Nativity and the Books…and well…you get the picture.

But at the end of the day, the time spent with family is all that we really need. The decorations are just the icing on the cake…or the cookie in this case!
Easy Christmas cookie decorating ideas: tray of cookies with Walkers Christmas cookie decorating kit
In addition to saving the day for a busy family, the Walkers Festive Shapes Shortbread Cookie Decorating Kit would make a great gift for a favorite teacher or neighbor. And imagine the fun that kids would have during a Christmas playdate opening that box to find everything they need to decorate cookies to their heart’s content.
Christmas cookie decorating kit: cookies, icing, sprinkles and finished Christmas cookies
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Pin showing decorated Christmas Cookies using Wakers Shortbread Festive Shapes

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