The Christmas season is a magical time — but it’s even more magical at Hogwarts!
Raise your hand if Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a Christmas movie in your opinion! *raises both hands*
While the entire movie does not take place during the holidays, some of the best scenes do. It’s a movie we try to watch every year at Christmas time, complete with me quoting the memorable lines along with Harry and Ron (to the annoyance of those with me).
And one of my favorite things about Christmas at Hogwarts are the wonderful sweaters that Mrs. Weasley knits and gifts the boys with their initials on them.
Instead of knitting my own sweaters, I decided to BAKE my own Harry Potter and Ron sweaters, inspired by Mrs. Weasley’s homemade gifts.
Harry and Ron Christmas Sweater Cookies — A Harry Potter Cookie Recipe
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What You Need:
- Christmas sweater sugar cookies (here’s a recipe I love to use for sugar cookies and my sweater cookie cutter)
- 2 sticks of salted butter, room temperature
- 1 lb. of powdered sugar (half of a bag)
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 2-3 tbsp. milk
- Food coloring — burgundy, blue, yellow
- 3 icing bags
- 3 icing couplers
- Icing tips — medium round tip and basketweave tip
First prepare your “sweaters” — aka your sugar cookies! Prepare your favorite sugar cookie dough and cut your cookies out in with this sweater cookie cutter. Need a sugar cookie recipe? Here’s one I often use.
Next prepare your buttercream icing. While cookies aren’t always iced with buttercream, but more commonly royal icing, I chose to use buttercream since I knew it would easily hold the “sweater fabric” design I was after. (And it’s also delicious!)
Using a stand or hand mixer, first beat the softened butter (I let my stand mixer go for several minutes until the butter mixture is creamy). Then add the vanilla and a tablespoon or so of milk until blended and smooth. Slowly add your powdered sugar until all of it is incorporated. Next, add an additional tablespoon of milk or so, if needed, until you reach your desired frosting consistency. Taste test to be sure it’s perfect!
First, scoop out a small amount of icing and place it in a small bowl and color it with yellow food coloring (you will need the least amount of icing in this color). Prepare an icing bag with your medium round tip and fill it with your yellow icing. Set aside.
With the remaining majority of icing, separate it into two bowls and color one with burgundy food coloring and the other with blue food coloring. Prepare two icing bags with your basket weave tip and fill with your two sweater icing colors.
Working from the outsides of the sweater to the center, ice straight lines to form a sweater-knit pattern. Note — don’t worry if your lines overlap a little, I have a hunch Mrs. Weasley’s knitting wasn’t perfect either. 🙂 Repeat this process to ice both burgundy and blue sweaters.
Ice another straight line horizontally across the neck for the sweater collar.
As a finishing touch, take your yellow icing bag and ice an “R” initial on the burgundy sweaters for Ron and an “H” initial on the blue sweaters for Harry.
Soon to be the most popular choice at the cookie exchange.
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