I’m in a different chapter of parenthood. My oldest is just 10 months shy of being an adult, and about 6 months shy of graduating high school. With this different chapter in parenthood comes some bittersweet moments. I still want to cram in a bunch of things that we haven’t done yet, and I want to spoil her for Christmas since it’s the last Christmas as a minor child. On the other hand, I want to allow my oldest to make some decisions on her own, and start taking control of her life. It’s all very hard for a “mommy” like me, but I’m embracing it and taking it one day at a time.
Most recently my oldest and youngest joined me in using an Ugly Sweater Christmas Cookie kit to decorate two cookies each. This was such a fun time. We laughed, we talked, we ate frosting and icing, we enjoyed some quality time together.
Decorating Ugly Chrsitmas Sweater Cookies with Teens
First, you’ll want to open up your ugly Christmas sweaters cookie decorating kit.
You’ll see that your Christmas cookies decorating kit comes with pre-made cookies, frosting, icing in various colors, and Christmas themed sprinkles.
Next, open the cookies and icing as well as the frosting. Place the sprinkles in a small bowl for all to share.
Now that everything from your ugly sweater Christmas cookie decorating kit is open, it’s time to dig in and start creating.
My youngest and I used the box for inspiration while my oldest did her own thing.
Above is one of my ugly sweater Christmas cookies designed with my teens.
Above these words is my youngest son’s ugly Christmas sweater cookie design.
Above you’ll see one of my oldest kiddo’s designs for an ugly Christmas sweater cookie.
Lastly, you’ll simply let the frosting and icing dry.
Tips for Decorating Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookies with Teens
- Don’t forget that the icing and frosting can be used as “glue” to hold your sprinkles in place.
- Always remember to place the icing where you want it, as wiping it off will still leave a little icing residue behind.
- Have lots of fun!
What is needed for cookie decorating?
What you need for cookie decorating will depend on whether you use a cookie decorating kit or homemade cookies. Below you’ll find a list of items that I feel you need to grab if you’re going to decorate cookies with teens.
VonShef Electric Hand Mixer Whisk With Stainless Steel Attachments, 5-Speed and Turbo Button, Includes; Beaters, Dough Hooks and Balloon Whisk – RedJoseph Joseph 20085 Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings, 16.5Set of 3 Multi-Color Silicone whisks with stainless steel handles. Milk & Egg Beater Balloon Metal Whisk for Blending, Whisking, Beating and Stirring. Whisks for cooking by Dragonn. (Multi Color)M KITCHEN WORLD Heat Resistant Silicone Spatulas Set – Rubber Spatula Kitchen Utensils Non-Stick for Cooking, Baking and Mixing – Ergonomic, Dishwasher Safe Bakeware Set of 4, OrangeSpring Chef Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set, Dual Sided, Stainless Steel, Fits in Spice Jars, Set of 8Pyrex Measuring Cups, 3-Piece, ClearWinware 2-Piece Sheet Pan, 16 x 22-Inch, AluminumWilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling RackReynolds Kitchens Non-Stick Parchment Paper – 60 Square FeetThickened 100pcs/set Disposable Pastry Bag Icing Piping Bag Cake Cupcake Decorating Bags (12inch Thickened)Wilton Icing Bag Ties, 12-Count – Rubber Icing Bag TiesShappy Plastic Standard Couplers Cake Decorating Coupler Pipe Tip Coupler for Icing Nozzles, White (12 Pack)Reynolds Kitchens Quick Cut Plastic Wrap, 225 Square Feet, Pack of 2OXO Good Grips Chef’s Squeeze Bottle SetWilton Icing Colors, 12-Count Gel-Based Food ColorWriter Bottles – 6 Easy Squeeze Applicator Bottles – 3 each (1 and 2 Ounce) – Cookie Cutters and Cake Decorating, Food Coloring and Royal Icing SuppliesWilton Candy Melts Flavored 12oz, Bright White, VanillaWilton Light Cocoa and Bright White Candy Melts Candy Set, Vanilla & Chocolate Candy MeltsFood Coloring AmeriColor Student Kit, 12 .75 Ounce Bottles Soft Gel Paste Colors1000 Count 100% Natural Bamboo Toothpicks – Kitchen EssentialClay Needle Tools Ceramic Detail Tools Pottery Sculpture Needle Detail Tools (2)Ann Clark Cookie Cutters 5-Piece Christmas and Holiday Cookie Cutter Set with Recipe Booklet, Snowflake, Star, Christmas Tree, Gingerbread Man and AngelJPSOR 22pcs Cookie Cutter Biscuit Cutters Sandwich Cutters Colors Shapes Cake Cutter (Star, Flower, Round, Square)Food coloring Pens, 11Pcs Double Sided Food Grade and Edible Marker,Gourmet Writers for Decorating Fondant,Cakes, Cookies, Frosting, Easter Eggs, Thick Tip and Fine Tip, 10 Colors, by EdibleinkMetronic 8 inch Impulse Bag Sealer Poly Bag Sealing Machine Heat Seal Closer with Repair KitKopykake Projector