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One of my favorite ways to decorate cookies and cakes is with edible images.  To be honest, I’m a terrible artist.  So, for those of us who are “icing challenged," it’s a great way to get gorgeous cookies.

Even though I’m a terrible artist, I do have some fabulously talented friends!  My good friend Annie drew these 12 Days of Christmas designs for me and we are so happy that they’re available to you for free to download and print.

12 days of cookies

12 days of cookies

Not many people own edible image printers but if you take this graphic to your local bakery or supermarket, they should be able to do it for you for a few dollars per sheet.

These couldn’t be more simple to make!  I started with a pouch of Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix.  Prepare as directed on package and roll it out and cut into circles.  No need for a fancy cookie cutter—use a drinking glass!

12 days of cookies

Bake as directed, then frost the middle with a thin layer of your favorite icing.  Cut out images, peel off backing, and place on top of the icing, pressing gently. 

Tip: if your images are sticky or aren’t coming off the backing, pop them in the freezer for a few minutes and they will peel right off. 

Pipe out a border of icing around edges. Done! 

12 days of cookies

Click here to download your free 12 Days of Christmas template!

Tip: No access to an edible image printer?  Print these fun images on your regular printer as gift tags to top your cookie plates.

Have you used edible images on cookies before? Tell us about it!


 

Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook — and opera singer! Look for Mandy’s posts on Tablespoon, and check her member profile often to see what she’s cooking up!
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