Christmas Cookie Decorating Hack

Cookie Decorating Hack

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This one-minute decorating hack can make any homemade treat look professionally done!


  • Any type of cookie (homemade, store-bought, or break-n-bake all work!)
  • One can of cake frosting (you can also make your own frosting if preferred)
  • Green icing (storebought icing works great, or you can dye some of the white frosting green using food coloring and apply with a piping bag.)
  • Round red sprinkles for the berries (you can also use red icing)

Tip: Using both light and dark green icing for the wreath makes a beautiful effect!


  • Scoop about half of the canned frosting into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat in microwave for 10-15 seconds so the frosting is a thinner consistency, then stir. (Heating the frosting makes it easier to work with.)
  • Dip the top of the cookie into the icing or spread frosting evenly on top of the cookie using a spatula.
  • With the green icing, make short vertical lines (about 3 cm each) around the perimeter of the cookie closest to the edge. (I recommend alternating between light and dark green icing for a more natural look.)
  • Once the lines of green icing are done, take a toothpick and drag it through the middle of each green line to make the wreath. (Tip: Make one continuous line throughout each green dash without lifting up the toothpick until you’ve gone all the way around.)
  • Add berry accents using red sphere sprinkles or dots of red icing.


This wreath design can be used year-round. Simply substitute the red berries for flower sprinkles for a spring or summer cookie.