Sugar Cookies

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day. We absolutely love making sugar cookies. They are easy, versatile and fun. We even have a Sugar Cookie Decorating Class we offer, which covered several ways of decorating methods. Check out some examples below from other artists.

Painted Method

Cookies done by The Decorated Cookie

Wet on Dry Method

Cookies done by Amanda’s Cookin’

Embroidery Method

Cookies done by Sugar Dot Cookies

Wet on Wet Method

A Dash of Megnut

I also want to add an album of our cookies, where I decorated them, or any of my students.

Sugar Cookies

alexandra neznamy
Want to get thouse perfect looking sugar cookies? Here is my no fail recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Mixer
  • Bowl
  • Sheet tray or cookie sheet


  • 1 Cup Butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp extract (vanilla, almond or lemon)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350
  • Begin with mixing your butter and breaking it down until it is smotth. This will help make the next few steps easier,
  • Now we will be creamiing our butter by adding the suagr. Mix until smooth again.
  • Add the Eggs and Vanilla (almond or Lemon if you want to change the flavor) and mix until incorporated, it should still be smooth.
  • Add the baking powder, salt and flour. Mix until it is a dough consistency. If it is too crumbly, add a little bit of milk. If too wet, add flour.
  • Once it is in dough form, flour your counter space and roll the dough out to 1/4 thick. Use your cookie cutters to shape the cookies you want.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes
Keyword Decorated cookies, Suagr Cookies

Royal Icing Frosting

alexandra neznamy
Prep Time 6 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Mixer
  • Bowl(s)
  • Pastry bags
  • Tips
  • Food coloring
  • toothpick or a scribe


  • 8 cups Powdeered Sugar best if sifted
  • 5 tbsp meringue powder
  • 6-8 tbsp warm water


  • In your bowl, mix the powdered sugar, merungue powder and water. Start eith a little water (5 tbsp), Mix until your icing peaks (7-10 on low or 10-12 on high)
  • Tap the bowl to get the air bubbles out and stir to release the bubbles
  • If you are coloring the royal icing, add it before you tap out the bubbles. Prep your piping bag, put in 3/4 of the way and twist
  • Begin with outlining your cookies then flood. Use the toothpick to gently release the air bubbles.
  • If you are dipping, do that instead of outlining.
  • Once you have your cookie covered, you can go ahead and paint (vodka and food gel) or add piped designes on top as just 2 of those fun options


There are a few ways to actually decorate cookies. Most have royal icing as its easier to pipe and decorate using the methods I list below but some do use a buttercream.
  1. Pipe on
  2. Dip
  3. from the top two, either pipe designs or paint (food coloring and a little bit of vodka, check out the video for example)
Keyword Decoated cookies, Iced Sugar Cookies

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