Fun Ways To Decorate Cookies

5 cookie-decorating hacks, straight from a pro.

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Base

  • 119g butter, softened
  • 230g castor sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 386g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbs milk

Royal Icing

  • 2 large egg whites, or more to thin icing
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, or more to thicken icing
  • Marbled cookies – round SUGAR COOKIES
  • 3 drops blue food gel
  • 3 drops pink food gel
  • Taco cookies
  • Green shredded coconut
  • Starburst candy
  • 10 Oreos

Buttercream Flower Cookies

  • 250g canned buttercream frosting
  • 2 drops pink food gel
  • 1 tsp rose essence
  • Royal icing patterns
  • Royal icing
  • 1 drop black food gel
  • 1 drop pink food gel
  • 1 drop yellow food gel
  • 1 drop purple food gel
  • 1 drop blue food gel

Spray Paint Cookies

  • Iced cookies
  • Coloured spray paints
  • Stencils

Steps

  1. Add the sugar, salt and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to whip to 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whip until well combined. Next, add the flour and milk and mix until the mixture forms a dough.

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