This Christmas Cookie Onesie tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Amy of BZ Bees Sweet Treats…A wise man once said “a balanced diet is having a Christmas cookie in each hand,” and one of my favorite holiday treats is a delicious gingerbread cookie! It’s taken me more than a few attempts to perfect my recipe, but this tutorial will give you all the adorable gingery looks without the sticky fingers and molasses covered counter tops. I’ve upped the cuteness factor by adding some sweet baby love into the mix. These gingerbread onesies would be the perfect dessert at a holiday themed baby shower, pregnancy/gender reveal or even a first birthday!
Lilaloa has a fantastic roll out gingerbread recipe here, but your favorite sugar cookie dough will work just fine as well.
I baked up a few different onesie shapes for this tutorial. The cookie cutters can be found here:
- Classic onesie – by Ann Clark
- Ruffled onesie – by Kalaidecuts
- Ruffled romper – by Sweetleigh Printed
Christmas Cookie Onesie – What You’ll Need:
- 15 second brown icing
- 20 second green icing
- 20 second red icing
- Piping consistency white icing
- A piping bag fitted with a coupler and Wilton ruffle tip 101, and tip 2
- Green and Red sanding sugar (optional)
Outline and flood your shapes using the brown royal icing. Allow the cookies to dry 1-2 hours before adding any details.
Once dry, add button accents using the red and green icing. I did each color separately and immediately sprinkled on the coordinating color sanding sugar. This is an optional step, but really makes the details look like gumdrop buttons.
If you decide to add the sprinkles, I recommend placing your cookie in a clean coffee filter. This will catch any stray sprinkles and makes the perfect funnel for pouring the excess back into the container.
I made my classic shaped onesie a gingerbread boy, and decorated my ruffled onesie and romper cookies to look like gingerbread girls. You can easily change the details on any of the designs to suit your shape.
To create the ruffle tutu, use your piping bag fitted with tip 101. Hold the tip at a 45 degree angle from your cookie, with the wider end pointing downward.
Using steady pressure, pipe a line from left to right in gentle curved shapes as you move across. Think about piping tiny rainbows as you move across the cookie.
I added ruffles to the leg holes and straps of my romper cookie as well, using the same technique.
Ali Bee’s Bakeshop has a wonderful video tutorial on YouTube available here.
Once all your ruffles are complete, switch your piping tip to a Wilton tip 2 to add the classic gingerbread wiggly accent lines.
To begin touch the tip to the cookie while applying a gentle pressure. Lift your tip slightly and pipe in a zig zag motion. Release pressure and touch the tip down again to complete your line.
Add a bow tie to your gingerbread boys by piping two little blobs at the neckline, leaving space between them. Using a scribe or toothpick, shape the corners and center of your icing. Allow the icing to crust over before adding the center knot.
Add the final details to the sleeves, neckline and leg holes using white piping icing.
Happy holidays and merry baking to you and yours!
We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Amy for sharing these adorable cookies with us. Be sure to follow her on Facebook & Instagram for adorable cookie decorating ideas. You can also order cookies from her! Check out the FAQ section of her website for more information.