I love traditions, especially around the holidays. As a kindergartner, my older daughter is new to her school, and so we’re learning about the school’s annual events. This past week was the school’s holiday cookie social. It may not sound like much, but it’s actually really awesome.
Families volunteer to bake a few dozen cookies, and the cookies are laid out in the teacher’s lounge. Then the teachers come in, and they get to put together their own cookie platter from all the cookies.
When I dropped off my cookies at the school this morning, the entire teacher’s lounge was packed with cookies of all shapes and sizes. (There were even some brownies and cookie truffles!) Plus it smelled delicious in there, like sugar, butter, and a touch of cinnamon. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it.
These Holiday Joy Sugar Cookies were my contribution to the cookie social. I knew right away that I wanted to make sugar cookies because they taste delicious, and they are super festive. Who could resist one of these adorable snowmen?
My absolute favorite cookies in the set are the joy cookies.
They’re actually made with a stocking cookie cutter, and I love how the “o” is made out of a snowflake. This entire set of cookies is inspired from Sweet Sugar Belle’s awesome set of Joyful Christmas cookies. You can find the link for the holly cookies here and the snowmen here. And the tutorial for the joy cookies can be found here.
The colors I used for this set of holiday cookies are all combinations of AmeriColor gel food colors. Here are the colors I used:
Pink: Tulip Red and Soft Pink
Green: Leaf Green, Ivory, Electric Green, a touch of Royal Blue
Purple: Pink and Violet
Orange: Tulip Red and Egg Yellow
You can find the sugar cookie and royal icing recipes here (at the bottom of the post).
I hope the teachers enjoyed eating the cookies as much as I enjoyed making them!
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