Prepare the Iced Ornament Cookies as directed below.
Ice and decorate one side of the cookies and let dry.
Turn dry cookies over, carefully ice and decorate the other side, then let dry.
Thread a narrow ribbon through the hole in the cookie and hang on ornament tree.
When your guests are ready to leave, have them select a cookie from the tree to take home with them as a party favour.
1/2 cup (125 g) butter, softened
2/3 cup (165 g) sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) orange liqueur or orange juice
2 1/4 cups (335 g) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups icing (confectioners’) sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1/4 cup (60 ml) orange liqueur or additional water
1 egg white (or use 4 teaspoons meringue powder)
Food colouring of your choice