The Best Creations from Christmas Cookie Challenge, Season 5

Take a look back at some of the most creative confectionary creations from this season.

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Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

Photo By: Dawn Hoffmann

During the second week, the bakers were challenged to create edible 3-D board games that they can actually play. Eddie was impressed with the colors on Bryoni's banana foster cookie rum royal icing, noting how the different hues of blue gave an "ombre effect."

Ree loved the details on Kelsey's golden maple cinnamon vanilla cream liqueur cookie, especially on the animal designs of the game pieces. "That's where your talents are shining through," she said.

Ree was impressed with the pipework on Jessica's cranberry orange almond white chocolate cookie. She thought the roast beef design in the center of the cookie looked "very realistic."

For a challenge in which the contestants had to create cookie self-portraits, Abby created a Christmas fireside nap scene using vanilla cookie with butterfly pea tea glaze and a ginger orange cookie with a vanilla glaze & royal icing. Ree thought this masterpiece was a "visual feast."

Salma created a fireside scene using orange spice fennel cookie with vanilla royal icing. Ree thought the use of different textures was the most impressive thing about this piece, saying that it was the first thing she noticed.

Eddie loved Crystal's vanilla almond cookie with lemon and butterfly pea tea icing. He said "it almost looks like you took a selfie, the perspective of it is like a selfie."

During the first week's challenge, the bakers were tasked to create the tallest cookie displays ever seen, making massive Christmas mantels complete with realistic fireplaces. Ree was impressed with the stonework on Ashlee's spiced clove cookie and vanilla royal icing mantel, noting that she really could not take her eyes off of it.

Joshua's blueberry meyer lemon cookie mantel featured impressive air brush work. Ree thought the color of the brick was incredibly realistic.

Eddie loved how realistic Kellen's chili spiced pecan shortbread mantel was, saying that the the rough texture on the icing mimicked the texture of exposed brick.

Baker Bryoni Prentice's round 2 dish: COOKIE #1: Banana Foster Cookie.w/Rum Royal Icing.COOKIE #2: Vanilla Caramel Toffee Cookie w/Creme De Cacao Royal Icing INGREDIENT: Creme De Cacao, as seen on Christmas Cookie Challenge, Season 5