- Working on a long counter top or kitchen table, Pull out a long section of plastic wrap a couple feet longer than your window or door.
- Place cookies, face down and about 6-inches apart down the center of the plastic wrap.
- Fold the sides over the cookies. Cut pieces of yarn or ribbon and tie a small bow above and below each cookie creating little packages.
- Using another piece of ribbon or yarn, tie to the top of the cookie garland and make a loop. Place the loop over a small nail or hook placed where you want to hang the cookie garland. I used a nail just above the door trim so the hole won’t show when removed.
- Attach a large bow at the top.
- As your guests are leaving, cut between the bows to separate the treats.
3 egg whites or 1/4 cup meringue powder combined with 1/2 cup of cold water in place of the egg whites. I like using meringue powder instead of the egg whites.
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 cups (1 pound) unsifted confectioner sugar
food coloring, if desired
In a large bowl, whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar until foamy. Sprinkle in the sugar gradually, whipping all the while. The more you whip the icing, the stiffer it’ll be and the faster it will harden up. If you want to “paint” with the icing, you can use food coloring to create different colors and thin the icing with a few drops of water so it will flow.