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How to Make Baseball Cookies

Baseball cookies are a playful way to cheer on your favorite team. Whether it is for little league or the major leagues, learning how to make baseball sugar cookies in the shapes of balls, gloves, bats, and baseball diamonds will surely bring home the win!

Variety of baseball cookies-- gloves, ballparks, baseballs and bats

Baseball season goes on for months. In the major leagues opening day is months away from the World Series. The length of youth baseball seasons might feel similar for you baseball moms and dads out there.

There is spring baseball, summer league, fall ball, and sometimes training over the winter too. So pretty much no matter what month of the year it may be, you can find a reason to make these baseball themed cookies!

How to make Baseball Cookies

  1. Bake baseball sugar cookies. (Circles for baseballs, start with squares for baseball diamonds, and use a cookie cutter in the shape of a baseball bat.)
  2. Decorate with royal icing.

Turning sugar cookies into edible art is easier than you think by using royal icing, sprinkles, edible markers, and a bit of creativity. Baseball cookies with royal icing are easier to make than you think? 

Some people will ask, where can I buy baseball themed cookies? My hope is that you read through these instructions and know that you can make beautiful, homemade decorated cookies too!

Just remember that we are not going for perfection in our icing decorating. These are JUST cookies and they are made for eating.

Most likely your crowd of cookie monsters will be happy with the novelty of your adorable baseball cookies and not once will they comment that your red stitches aren’t spaced exactly right. 

So many times with cookie decorating, people will say that they simply couldn’t make these look realistic. I say, go for it! If you don’t like the results, they will disappear either way into happy tummies.

Are you celebrating a sports themed birthday? Or cheering on your favorite baseball team? These easy baseball cookies are ready for a party!

Start with the Baseballs

To get into the theme of baseball season with cookies, start simply with the baseballs. Serving only baseball cookies will get the theme of baseball across beautifully. A sugar cookie in a circle shape topped with white icing is as easy as it gets.

Baseball cookies in the shape of a ball decorated with red lines for the baseball stitches

Add detail with Edible Markers

Tracing the baseball stitches on to your cookies after the white icing has dried overnight is easy to do using Wilton FoodWriter pens.

First use a square template to mark the four spots where you’d like your stitches to begin and end. This step helped me to make consistent markings on the cookies but if you’d rather estimate where to start and finish the stitches, go right ahead.

Trace the edge of a circular cookie cutter to make the arc that the stitches create. Add small dashes across the arc to put the stitches in place.

Look at the difference between the top cookie– plain white– and the bottom cookie which has just a bit of red added. You’ve got a baseball for sure!

image showing how to make the red stitches on the baseball cookies

Baseball Bat Cookies

The baseball bat sugar cookies are the next step in adding interest to your platter of baseball cookies. Find a baseball bat cookie cutter like the one in this set. A short cut to creating that wooden look is to use two tones of brown royal icing then swirl them together with a toothpick. If that is too complicated, stick with one color. The idea will get across either way.

If you are making different shapes of cookies, say the bat and the ball, be sure to bake only one size and style at a time per baking sheet. 

Smaller cookies like the bats will brown and finish baking a touch sooner than the circles. It’s much easier to keep one shape per cookie baking sheet so that you can aim for even baking and consistent browning. 

Baseball bat cookie is a sugar cookie decorated with two colors of brown royal icing

Baseball Glove Cookies

Baseball glove cookies are another addition in the theme of baseball cookies.

Brown baseball glove cookie with black stitches and a white ball in the glove

A baseball glove cookie cutter like this one is a good place to start.

Decorate your baseball glove cookie with brown royal icing. Let it dry overnight then add black dashes for the stitching on your leather glove with a FoodWriter pen.

I like the addition of a white royal icing made baseball in the center of the glove. Simply make a puffy circle of white icing on top of the glove after the brown royal icing has dried.

Again, let this white icing dry and then add red detail with a food writer pen. So cute!

Baseball Diamond Cookies

Are you still with me? Great! These baseball diamond cookies are the best of the baseball themed bunch, if you ask me. I can’t watch a baseball game on television now without analyzing how the stadium layout would best be reproduced as a cookie.

Creating the diamond shape is simple and takes a bit of imagination. Even the baseball cookie cutter set found here doesn’t include a baseball diamond, but you likely have these shapes of a square and a circle in your cookie cutter collection.

Step one is to cut squares out of your cookie dough. Step two is to round the edge of the outfield with a circle cookie cutter. Simple!

image showing to make a baseball diamond shape using a square and a circle cookie cutter

Let’s decorate!

Now let’s decorate your baked sugar cookies with royal icing and some sprinkles. Sprinkles really do make cookies more fun!

  • Use the edible marker like this Wilton FoodWriter pen to trace your lines. Make a curve with a circle for the outfield. Add a circle at the bottom if you want to make space for the batter’s box. Trace a square for the infield and you’ll see your baseball diamond coming together.
  • Outline with green royal icing, leaving the space open in the infield for the “dirt” that follows later.
  • Add green sprinkles like these cake sparkles to your wet icing. Let dry completely before moving on. Do the sparkles look familiar? I used them in these adorable golf cookies too.
  • Add the brown royal icing to create the look of the infield dirt.
  • Finishing touches include white dots for the bases
How to steps for decorating baseball diamond cookies with royal icing and sprinkles

And there you have it– baseball cookies for the team! I shared this batch at my son’s baseball team party over the summer. They were a festive addition to the celebration.

platter of baseball cookies including baseball diamonds, baseballs, gloves and bats

Baseball birthday party favors

A great reason to make decorated baseball cookies is to celebrate a birthday. If your family is celebrating a sports themed birthday party, print these thank you labels for baseball party favors. 

baseball party favor image for a label

Access my FREE Printables Library and join my mailing list. You’ll be able to download a sheet of 12 labels that you can print at home. These labels are perfect for party favors or to make your own thank you notes.

Yield: 2 dozen

How to Make Baseball Cookies

Assortment of baseball cookies including gloves, balls, bats and baseball diamonds

Delight your baseball team or celebrate a baseball themed party with these cookies in the shape of baseball bats, gloves and baseball diamonds!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Estimated Cost $10


  • Baked sugar cookies
  • Royal Icing
  • Green sprinkles
  • Wilton Food Writer Edible Markers


  • Icing piping bag or squeeze bottles
  • Icing tips
  • Toothpicks


  1. Bake the cookies using your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  2. Let the cookies cool completely then make royal icing.
  3. Use white royal icing to cover the circle shaped cookies. Once the white dries you can use a FoodWriter pen to add red stitching to the baseball to make the red stitches on the baseball cookies
  4. Brown royal icing decorates the baseball gloves. A black Food writer pen adds detail for stitching. For fun add a white ball of royal icing in the glove.Brown baseball glove cookie with black stitches and a white ball in the glove
  5. A baseball cookie cutter makes easy work of the baseball bats. Use two shades of brown royal icing then swirl them together to make a wooden look for the bat.Baseball bat cookie is a sugar cookie decorated with two colors of brown royal icing


Let the icing dry completely before stacking the cookies, putting them on a serving tray or packaging them in bags.

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Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

These are adorable! We are actually a soccer family, but I am sure it would be an easy switch with the ball-shaped cookies, this food writer pen is going to be a game changer, I had no idea they existed! Perfect for the upcoming end of soccer season I have signed up to make food for (why did I think that would be a good idea?)

Holly Baker

Thursday 4th of October 2018

Hope it has been a fun soccer season! I don't have soccer balls posted on my site but I bet there would be a stencil for a soccer ball at a craft store. You'd just make the circle cookie, cover it with white icing then use edible spray food coloring to add the detail on the ball. I am going to look into that too!


Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

These are absolutely adorable! My kids would love them!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

These are SO cute!! My whole family loves baseball so these are perfect!

Holly Baker

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Baseball is definitely a game where it helps if the whole family enjoys it. So many hours watching and playing games. Cookies make it just a little easier to sit through those slow innings for me. : )


Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

These are amazing!! You are so, so talented. Definitely bookmarking these for the future, though I'm sure mine won't look nearly as pretty as yours!

Holly Baker

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Thanks, I am sure yours would look great. The fun is in the making-- and eating!

Cindy Gordon

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

These are adorable! My neighbor boys LOVE baseball. I think I'll surprise them with these!

Holly Baker

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

Oh they would love these. Fun!

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