These 4 no bake Christmas cookies are so easy to make and they are a great cooking activity with the kids this Christmas. You don't need too many ingredients and they are so cute!
You will need:
Arnotts Marie biscuits (or any round, plain biscuit)
Candy Eyes (I get these from Coles)
A roll of Cadbury chocolates
Black food colouring gel
brown food colouring gel
How to make Royal Icing
To make enough royal icing, you'll need:
2x egg whites
3 cups icing mixture
A squeeze of lemon juice
Beat the egg whites until fluffy then slowly add the icing sugar, while continuing to beat the eggs whites. Once all the mixture is added, squeeze in the lemon juice and then beat until the mixture is combined. It should be quite stiff, but smooth and glossy.
If it's too stiff and looks like it hasn't combined properly, add a teaspoon of water at a time, until it reaches the correct texture and consistancy.
Under no circumstances put it under the tap to add your water, or pour water into a teaspoon over the mixture. Even the tiniest amount goes a long way and you'll ruin it in an instant. So scoop the water from a cup or bowl, on the spoon.
Separate two tablespoons of icing and colour it black. Use gel colouring, not liquid. It holds its colour better and it doesn't water down the liquid. I like Americolor. Scoop it into your piping bag and cut the tiniest bit off the bottom. Remember, you can always cut more, but you cant cut less. You want to be able to pipe a thin line.
In another bowl, put 4-5 tablespoons of icing and colour it with brown food colour gel. Set aside.
Assembling your no bake Christmas cookies
These reindeers are so cute! Your kids will love them. Ice your round biscuits with the brown icing. Cover the whole surface and smooth the icing with a knife.
Use the pretzels and place them like antlers, and the candy eyes as eyes. Lastly, a red M&M makes the perfect Rudolph nose!
Christmas Bauble cookies
This was a fun one to make. You'll need to ice your round cookie to the edges and smooth it out. Then choose two colours (or more) of M&Ms and place them across the cookie in two rolls.
Use one of the Cadbury round chocolates as the top of the Christmas bauble, attach it with some royal icing.
Melting Snowman Cookies
I think these might be my favourite. They are just so cute and fun. You'll need to ice your biscuit to the edges, and then ice the front of your marshmallow so the face will stick on.
Place your marshmallow at the back of the biscuit and use two brown mini M&Ms as eyes. Cut a tiny bit of an orange snake to use for the carrot nose. Then use two mini M&Ms as buttons and a red snake as a scarf. I cut one in half length ways and then in half again. But you can choose how long you want your scarf to be.
Christmas Lights Cookies
Ice your cookie to the edges with the white icing and then, using your black icing in the piping bag to pipe a Z on the cookie, making sure you reach each side.
Use the mini M&Ms and place them along the black 'string', alternating colours. Follow along to the end of the string and you have the lights ready to go!
I hope you and your family have a great time decorating these no bake Christmas cookies, I know we did!