Christmas Sweater Gingerbread Dogs

Gingerbread Christmas cookies

Gingerbread Christmas cookies can’t get more fun than doggies dressed for winter. And, this is a perfect no fuss project to make with kids; each dog taking on a life of it’s own with the creative use of a little fondant and sprinkles.


Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Chocolate Cookie Dough
Dog Cookie Cutters: Labrador Retriever, Schnauzer, Poodle, Basset Hound, and Dachshund
Red and Green Fondant
Craft knife
Piping Gel
Snowflake Sprinkles
Christmas Tree Sprinkles


Start by baking the cookies in dog shapes using the cutters. Next, on a surface covered lightly in powdered sugar, roll out some fondant thinly. Use a dog cutter to cut out a body shape.


Next, use a craft knife (or duller cutter for kids) to trim parts of the fondant to achieve the clothing shape that you want.


Brush the back of the fondant with a very light coating of water and adhere it to the top of the cookie.


Use the contrasting fondant color and roll a small worm to create a cuff and adhere with more water.


Use the back of your craft knife (or a toothpick) to create indented texture on the cuff and to add stitched detail.


Squeeze piping gel dots to adhere the sprinkles and create your pattern.



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  1. says

    I love these…. so cute! But, I’m not allowed to use fondant on my baked goods anymore because everyone hates it. :-( But it is so cute!!!!!

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