Plaid Christmas Cookies

Hello friends. I hope you’ve been well. It’s been gloomy around here but it makes for perfect cozy twinkling photos.
I’m happy to be joining my friends as we host a fun Christmas cookie exchange post. I’ve been wanting to do one of these for a long time, so I’m glad that my friend Kristen took the lead and put this hop together.
I can’t wait to see all the delicious recipes and I hope you will also check them out. As you probably have already noticed, I’m all about plaid this year and so I thought I’d give these plaid Christmas cookies a go.

I have to be honest with you, but they’re not as cute as I envisioned them to be. But I think they would still make a cute display. ;)

I also have to admit that I cheated a little. But I have a good excuse. I have been trying to eat healthy and making sugar cookies from start would mean that I would probably be too tempted to either eat one OR lick the spoon lol .


So I used premade cookies and placed a thin layer of fondant on top. You can also use sugar glaze. But I find the fondant is a bit easier.
I used THIS technique to paint them.

I’m not very good at straight lines but that’s the fun part about tartan and plaid; it doesn’t really have to be perfect.
They’re very unusual aren’t they?

Well, that’s all I have but don’t forget to check out the rest of the delicious cookies below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

much love,


The Perfect Soft Gingerbread Cookies by Ella Claire | Classic Sugar Cookies by Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Plaid Sugar Cookies by Craftberry Bush | Buttery Shortbread Cookies with Icing Sugar by A Burst of Beautiful | German Chocolate Cake Cookies by City Farmhouse

Cranberry Orange Walnut Tassies by Inspired by Charm | Eggnog Gooey Butter Cookies by Julie Blanner | All Natural Orange Almond Cookies by Tidbits | Choco-mallow Peppermint Cookies by Summer Adams Designs | Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Love Grows Wild

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Nesting with Grace | Raspberry Gingersnap Sandwiches by anderson + grant | Christmas Tree Gingerbread Cookies by Rooms for Rent | Large Thumbprint Cookies by So Much Better with Age | Rum Balls by Tidy Mom

Countdown to Christmas Cookies by House 214 Design | GF + DF Gingerbread Sugar Cookies by Zevy Joy | Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies by Boxwood Avenue | Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies by Nest of Posies | Almond Sugar Cookies by My Sweet Savannah

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies by Sweet C’s | Rustic Granola Cookies by Farmhouse on Boone


  1. Colleen says

    I think they are gorgeous! I have never seen anything like these before either! However, I can’t get the link to work on how you did them…. When I click on it, nothing happens.

  2. Karin says

    This is such a fun idea! Plaid is having such a huge moment right now and it’s so festive for the holidays, I can’t wait to try this! Do you have a link to the technique you used? There is no clickable link that I can find.

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