Cookie decorating is one of those magical skills that seems super difficult, and sometimes you have an idea for a cookie decoration that no one makes. Don’t worry you can make it yourself in 5 really easy steps (you can even buy the pre-made sugar cookies from the grocery store…I won’t tell anyone). If you can’t draw don’t worry, simple cartoony designs work the best with this technique. Alternatively use your kid’s creativity to your advantage: imagine how awesome you would look if you brought some of the creatures your kids drew to life on cookies.
Things you will need to do this DIY:
- A drawing or illustration. Nothing with too much detail.
- Parchment paper
- Masking tape
- Wilton cake decorating tips #1 & 2
- Icing bags
- Royal Icing thinned out to a flooding consistency. Check out this great video for specifics.
- Icing colors (usually you can get Wilton colors in most craft stores)
- Sugar cookies to decorate. This recipe is awesome: Rolled Sugar Cookies
Step 1: When you scale your drawing on a photocopier bring your cookie cutter with you. Make sure your image is about 1/2″ smaller than the cookie cutter.
Step 2: Don’t tape your drawings and parchment paper to your counters, you want to be able to turn them as you use icing to create the outlines.
Step 3a: To make a black icing add cocoa power to the mixer as you finish mixing your icing. Then add black icing color.
Step 3b: When creating the outline you want the icing to follow the decorating tip. This isn’t drawing with a pencil; the bag will be at angle not straight up and down. The tip will not be touching the parchment paper.
Step 4a: When flooding the cookies gently shake the cardboard to get even icing distribution
Step 4b: Let the icing art dry a full 24 hours. If it pulls apart in the center when you pick it up, it was not dry enough
Let me know how you do with this!