“Christmas Cheer Recipe-
Combine loads of good wishes,
heartfuls of love and armfuls of hugs,
sprinkle with laughter
and garnish with mistletoe,
top off with presents.
Serves everyone!”
Author Unknown
…With Christmas almost here, here are a set of cookie Christmas tree ornaments…edible, colourful and festive. They can be made with an assortment of Christmas cookie cutters, topped with coloured sugar crystals, sprinkles &/or M ‘n’ M’s . Do remember to make a hole on top of each cookie before baking; also, they need to be handled delicately whilst threading the ribbon.

The recipe for the sugar cookies is my basic sugar cookies recipe that can be found here. The M ‘n’ M’s are put on the cookie prior to baking. The coloured sugar crystals, sprinkles & dragees are sprinkled onto an icing drizzled onto the cookie after it is baked. I make the icing by combining castor sugar with water to get a thick consistency. Some people use lime juice instead of water. The toppings are sprinkled onto the icing when its wet; this way the icing acts as a glue. The combinations are endless & enjoyable…like an extended canvas!

My other Christmas cookies, pictured below, include Iced sugar cookies & Stained glass cookies.

Have just found a Christmas blog event ‘Waiting for Christmas 2007’ on the day of closing, which is today. Tripped onto the blog off Laurie Constantino while drooling over her Ladenia-Olive oil bread. These cookie ornaments are off to Francesca for ‘Waiting for Christmas 2007’, & of course to Susan at Food Blogga for ‘Eat Christmas Cookies’. Susan’s Christmas cookie entries are a sweet sight with such a delicious assortment under her roof…it’s unbelievable!!

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. Srivalli says:

    wow..everything looks so beautiful…kids will love them so much…

    can you drop me a line at

  2. meeso says:

    My mom always wanted to do a food tree at Christmas…she wanted to make garland out of popcorn and cookie ornaments like these…we never got around to it cuz the dogs would probably have it destroyed, along with the cats 😀 I love to decorate sugar cookies though, these look so nice, as usual :)

  3. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    Thank you for the merrily decorated cookies, Deeba. I wish I was a kid again and could spend every December at your house! :) Cheers,Susan

  4. Sagari says:

    wonderfull idea decorating tree with cookies everything looks beautiful

  5. Coffee & Vanilla says:

    I love those cookies…

  6. Coffee & Vanilla says:

    I love those cookies…

  7. hi, ur cookies look delicious!
    i would like to try my hand at baking, or rather cooking 😛 ur pasta in mushroom sauce required for something called half n half..whats that? is it available in delhi?

  8. PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. says:

    Hi Sri, thanks for that. Hve dropped you a line.
    Aw Meeso…can see it like a film; a tree + cats + dogs!! O boy!! :0)
    Susan, thanks for being ever so nice. December is great at our place, and then on 2nd jan comes the daughters birthday. She’s rolling out a looooooooooong list & I can see more baking coming my way!!
    Thank you Sagari & Margot…anything to add some festive flavour!
    Pri, did you get my mail? Thanks for stopping by.

  9. i didnt leave my mail its

  10. Arundati Rao says:

    lady!! you are making me squeal with excitement….adopt me too…i promise to be your handy helper all through christmas and the new year!! fabulous…

  11. Francesca says:

    Thanks Deeba for your lovely Christmas cookies!


  12. Thanks for the info

  13. suzie says:

    How long can they hang on the tree for and still be eaten ?

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