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Decorated Cookies

Decorated cookies are a joy to make! Cookie decorating adds a special personal touch to many celebrations.

Start with your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe, make cut out cookies in all shapes and sizes and then use royal icing for your decorated sugar cookies.

Read through any of the posts below to learn how to decorate sugar cookies.

Decorated Christmas cookies are among my favorites! Check out these snowman cookies!

Throughout the year holidays call for decorated sugar cookies. When Easter rolls around, try this decorated Easter cookie in the shape of a basket. The design is much easier to achieve than it looks!

If you want cookie decorating ideas, start with these sports cookies:

Royal icing is my favorite cookie decorating icing. The ingredient list for royal icing is simple-- meringue powder, confectioners' sugar, maybe a touch of corn syrup, and water.

COOKING DECORATING SUPPLIES YOU MAY NEED:

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How to make golf ball cookies finished sugar cookies on a white plate with bowl of golf balls

How to Make Golf Ball Cookies

Learn how to make golf ball cookies with these easy steps and share these golf cookies with golf fans for celebrations like Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, golf themed birthday parties and golf parties! Decorated sugar cookies add such a special touch to celebrations! We cheered my mom’s hole in one on with these …

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Masters Golf Cookies

Masters Golf Cookies are perfect for the golf fans in your life! Make these decorated sugar cookies to celebrate the annual tradition of golf at Augusta National, to cheer on youth golfers at the Drive, Chip and Putt competition, or to honor a birthday celebration for a golfer! Baking cookies for special occasions is a …

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Happy Pi Day with greek letter pi day cookies on a wire cooling rack

Pi Cookies for #PiDay

Calling all mathematicians and cookie lovers– these pi cookies are ready celebrate Pi Day on March 14th! There may not be a better way to wish someone a Happy Pi Day than theses cookies shaped like the Greek letter, Pi.  What is Pi Day? Pi Day Cookies give you a reason to celebrate Pi Day …

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Alphabet Letter Cookies

This letter cookies recipe could be made with letter cookie cutters or animal shapes for animal crackers. My intent was to recreate the cinnamon alphabet cookies that my son loves from Trader Joe’s. I hope you like them as much as we do! How to make letter cookies: Mix the cookie dough in the food …

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New Years Eve cookies in gold and white royal icing

New Year’s Eve Cookies

Let’s celebrate with these New Year’s Eve Cookies! Start with a sugar cut-out cookie in the shape of a champagne glass. Add white royal icing, some gold luster, gold sugar sprinkles and maybe a few edible gold pearls for some bubbles and you’ve got a party ready cookie! I am surely not the life of …

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Snowman cookie decorated with royal icing on white plate with red and green confetti

Snowman Cookies

Decorating sugar cookies is fun for the whole family. Let me show you how simple it is to make these adorable snowmen cookies with royal icing at home. You’ve probably seen the snowman cookies at Starbucks. They are cute. But why buy them when you can make these easy snowman cookies?  Baking Christmas cookies is a …

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

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! Baseball season goes on for months. In the major leagues …

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Hole in one cookies

Hole In One Golf Cookies

Oh what fun to have a hole in one to celebrate! If you or a loved one is lucky enough to make a hole in one on the golf course, make these adorable hole in one golf cookies to mark the special occasion! Are you in the small group of people who have made a …

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Graduation Cookies sugar cookies with royal icing in gold

How to make Graduation Cookies

Whether you need graduation cookies for a college commencement, a high school graduation, or even a kindergarten celebration, these sugar cookies decorated with royal icing are perfect for your special occasion. Graduation caps, diplomas, and decorative cookies in white with gold luster or use your school colors! Instead of asking where can I buy graduation …

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Painted Flower Cookies

Painted flower cookies are much easier to make than you might first think. Find your inner artist as you decorate this sugar cookie with floral motifs. Get your kids involved and let the creativity flow! Let’s make some painted cookies! Painted flower cookies are delicate and colorful. Spring is in the air and there are …

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Cross Cookies

Simply decorated cross cookies are made from a cut out cookie recipe then decorated with white royal icing. These cross cookies are perfect for first communion favors, baptism desserts, or Easter treats. Cross Cookies Cross cookies are sweet and simple decorated cut out cookies. It’s first communion and confirmation time here at our house and …

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pretty decorated hummingbird cookies

Hummingbird Cookies

These adorable hummingbird cookies are a fun way to celebrate the annual delight of the return of hummingbirds. The joy of of watching, feeding, and being awed by hummingbirds is contagious. Once you see these tiny birds zipping around you will be hooked.  Where we live in Colorado we are treated to hummingbird season from …

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Easter Cookies in the shape of Easter Basket

Sugar Cookie Easter Basket Cookies

Create beautiful Easter basket cookies with ease. This is a great icing project for beginners because it doesn’t require making royal icing. Buttercream icing is perfect and the store-bought icing right out the can works great! Use a weave pattern to make the basket then add green grass and jellybean eggs. Aren’t these sweet Easter …

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Football Cookies

Cheer on your football team with these football sugar cookies decorated with royal icing. These decorated sugar cookies make for a perfect Super Bowl dessert! Football cookies are ready to brighten up your football tailgating, team party, or Super Bowl event. Super Bowl excitement is reaching all-time highs here in Denver! We are all cheering …

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Seagull Cookies

Who is ready for a day at the beach with these adorable seagull cookies? Make sugar cut out cookies in the shape of seagulls for your summer celebrations and beach parties. Decorate these seagull cookies with white royal icing and then layers of gray and black applied with a paintbrush.  Seagull cookies bring a bit …

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