10 Ways to Beautify Store-Bought Cookies

Sure, store-bought cookies are great. But once you embellish them with frosting or melted chocolate and add decorative and festive trims, they're beyond great. It's time to play and get creative with cookies of all kinds.

  1. Snowflake Cookies

    Snowflake Cookies

    Position a snowflake stencil over Hy-Vee Bakery cookies and sprinkle generously with Hy-Vee powdered sugar.

  2. Gingerbread Friends

    Gingerbread People

    Spread and pipe white and red-tinted icing over purchased gingerbread cookies.

  3. Holiday Wreath

    Dip purchased fudge and marshmallow cookie pinwheels into melted Hy-Vee Select bittersweet chocolate chips; coat with green sanding sugar and sprinkles and add red decorating candies.

  4. Polar Bear

    Bear Cookie

    Dip Hy-Vee sandwich crème cookies and mini chocolate sandwich cookies into melted vanilla almond bark. Place smaller cookie on top of larger to create bear face. Add Hy-Vee mini chocolate coatied candies for eyes, crispy candy-coated chocolate piece for nose and white gumdrops for ears.

  5. North Pole Cookies

    Decorate vanilla crème oval-shpae sandwich cookies with white, red and green edible gel.

  6. Frosty Cookie Sandwich

    Dip Hy-Vee sandwich crème cookies into melted vanilla almond bark and top with green and white sprinkles.

  7. Melted Snowmen

    Melted Snowmen

    Dip purchased gingersnap cookies into melted vanilla almond bark. Add Hy-Vee minature marshmallows and green mint baking chips for snowmen. Use fine-tip edible markers to add details.

  8. Ornament Cookie Sandwich

    Spread Hy-Vee creamy white frosting between two purchased mini chocolate cookies to form a sandwich. Apply white edible gel and add holiday sprinkles; use frosting to attach a chocolate caramel candy top.

  9. Chocolate-Hazelnut Shortbread


    Spread melted Hy-Vee Select bittersweet chocolate chips on purchased shortbread cookies. Decorate with crushed chocolate-hazelnut cnady and gold sprinkles.

  10. Reindeer on a Stick


    Insert food-safe wooden craft sticks into Hy-Vee sandwich crème cookies. Di pcookies into melted Hy-Vee Select bittersweet chocolate chips. Add chocolate-covered pretzels for ears, candy eyeballs and a Hy-Vee cinnamon imperial for the nose.

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