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Christmas Cookie Greetings - Video Tutorial

For today's post the talented Hani of Haniela's Food & Photography invited me to be a part of a virtual cookie party. We were instructed to find inspiration from a holiday card.

Welcome to my portion of the festivities which was inspired by a beautiful hand-crafted card.

The best part is that the artist Elena lives only two minutes away, we actually got to meet and brainstorm together. You can visit her blog to see all her adorable paper crafts & handmade party decorations :

I not only wanted to design a cookie but also a hostess gift to bring when you go "home for the holidays". Below are some photos of the unpackaged cookies, I was trying to replicate a quiet street during the holidays. Be sure to watch the end on the video where I share how to keep the cookies in place when filling the jar. After watching my video don't forget to scroll all the way down where you will find the links to the virtual cookie party.

Here is the complete video tutorial: 

Photos by Elena Roussakis

Supplies for this project:

Medium glass jar, I got mine at the local Dollar Store;
Clear acetate sheet available at art supply stores;
Luster dust available here:

White sanding sugar:
Assorted paint brushes.
If you are in need of some holiday inspiration, check out all these wonderful cookies.
Scroll to the bottom for links to the virtual cookie party (everyone's projects).

 1.Stephanie, Ellie' s Bites Decorated Cookies
2. Anne, Flour Box Bakery
3. Georganne, LilaLoa
4. Lorraine, Lorraine's Cookies
5. Kim, The Partiologist
6. Pam, Cookie Crazie
7.Cathy, Cathy's Cookies
8. Mariëlle, De Koekenbakkers
9.  Nadia, My Little Bakery
10. Liz, Arty Mc Goo
11. Callye, Sweet Sugarbelle
12. Marlyn, Montreal Confections
13. Lisa, The Bearfoot Baker
14. Meaghan, The Decorated Cookie
15. Paula, Vanilla Bean Baker
16. Miriam & Estíbaliz, Message in a Cookie
17. Ali, Ali Bee's Bakeshop
18. Myriam, Chapix Cookies
19. Jennifer, Not Your Momma's Cookie
21. Maryann, Cookie Artisan
22. Hani, Haniela's


  1. the cookies are so beautiful! thank you for being inspired by my card!

  2. Both the cookies and the card are fantastic! Love the soft colors and the packaging is soooo pretty!

  3. Those little townhouses are to die for! I'm enamored with the texture on the roof :) It was fun "partying" with you on this project!

    1. It was a fun party hope to see you at the next one ;o)

  4. These are perfect. I love these little houses, they are magical.
    I adore how they look in the cookie gift jar.
    The roof is so cool!

  5. What beautiful, detailed cookies! I am in love!!!!

  6. Love those little buildings. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Marlyn. :)

  7. beautiful! It was nice doing this project with you!

  8. I popped over from Elena's blog. You do AMAZING work!
    LOVED the video!

  9. Marlyn, there cookies are gorgeous! Congratulations!

    We wish you a merry Xmas!

    Miriam & Estíbaliz

  10. Such a beautiful set Marlyn! I love the soft colors!

  11. This set is beautiful! I love the colors and the snowmen are super cute! Merry Christmas!

  12. These are absolutely charming! I am dying over those houses. I want to live there. It was fascinating watching your process. I thought the houses were stamped. Beautifully, beautifully done!

    1. Thanks, I really wanted to stamp them but I tried to show a way for everyone to do the design.

  13. The card and the COOKIES are awesome times ten! I love the houses and the whole set together speaks to me of Christmas:)

  14. Every time I think I've seen it all, you take my breath away! Marlyn, you really took it to the next level with these. They are like looking into a Norman Rockwell painting. Amazing!

    1. You are too kind Callye, I was actually more impressed with the packing trick I came up with did you see it with the cello paper.

  15. What a great video! I love how you solved the dilemma with the roof and was fascinated watching you mark the house with an edible marker and them *paint* out the lines with the vodka. Elena's card is so lovely and I am loving your rendition of it along with the snowflakes, snowmen and trees. Packing them all up in the pretty jar (great packing tip by the way) is a gift that anyone who be thrilled to have. Paula @VanillaBeanBake

  16. Wow, these are beautiful! The video was packed with useful tips - I am inspired!

  17. Those little houses are unbelievable!! SO SO SO pretty!!


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