Joyful Christmas Cookies

Cookies and photo by Sweet Sugar Belle

Today I have a very special guest post from my good friend, Callye, also known as Sweet Sugar Belle.  Callye always amazes me with her creativity, and she has a special talent for envisioning simple cookie cutter shapes as new and creative designs!  Callye recently created this amazingly sweet set of “Joy” cookies, and is sharing them us today!  I just love everything about this beautiful platter of cookies…. the colors, the adorable snowmen, and especially the beautiful and creative “Joy” cookies!

Now sit back and enjoy a peek into the creative mind of Sweet Sugar Belle


Hello Glorious Treats readers!

Joy cookies are very special to me because they remind me of my friend Glory and her precious daughter Joy.  I make them every holiday season and you can too.  All you need is a simple stocking cutter.

Use the stocking to piece together the base.

Bake and let cool. It’s important to let pieced cookies cool before moving them so that they don’t break at the seams.

Use royal icing to flood and decorate as desired.  This tip will help you to perfectly print “JOY” on the cookie.

For a little dimension, use a smaller cookie as the “O” and mix with other fun cookies like holly leaves and creative snowmen.  I also used this idea to create these “JOY” cookies!  For the snowflake cookies, I used inspiration from these pretty snowflakes by Ali Bee’s Bakeshop.

I hope you spend this holiday season baking pretty cookies for the ones you love!  Happy baking, cookie friends!


Thanks again Callye!

Be sure to peek in on Callye over on her beautiful site, Sweet Sugar Belle.   She is currently in the middle of an incredible series of cookies for the 12 days of Christmas, and each post is simply breathtaking!


  1. Love ur blog and I admire your work. How do u get ur icing so Shiney and Vibrant? Your cookies are so awesome!

  2. Well I was feeling proud, when I decorated cookies for my kids in the themes of Star Wars of Futurama, but THIS is something different. It really looks great, but I am sad at the same time, because I know that I will never be able to make something like this, my hands are shaking too much to make such precise lines.

  3. Beautiful! But I want to know how to “glue” the two sections together? Sometimes when I do that my cookies end up breaking from that section 🙁 What’s the secret?!? 🙂

    • As long as you nest the dough pieces nice and closely together, they will bake together just fine. You will need to be more gentle with them, especially right from the oven. Once covered in royal icing, the icing will help hold them togehter too.

  4. These are GORGEOUS! Love the colors!

  5. Hi Glory,

    You and your blog are awesome!
    Thaks for share the beautiful things you do, from your recipes to your parties and crafts.
    I’m just an amateur baker happy to learn and enjoy from people like you.

  6. all is beautifulllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!


    thansk so much!!!

  7. So so cute. May have to try….someday.

  8. Wow these are amazing. You have a true talent! Was wondering where you purchase your glittery dust on the cookies? Thank you

  9. Seriously adorable set of cookies! And SERIOUSLY – how does she come up with those incredible ideas – two stockings put together to spell JOY – oh my gosh! GENIUS!

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