Designing cakes may be too challenging, but anyone can decorate cookies. And remember if you make a mistake, eat it and nobody will ever know. Let’s review our decorating options first, and then see eye-catching photos of delicious cookies. I’m hungry already. Let’s go…
Cookie Decorating Options:
Choosing the best cookie cutters is the first step in cookie design. Easily recognizable shapes and built-in details provide the perfect canvas for your artistic vision.
Chocolates, Candies & Sprinkles
Fruit Pieces & Fillings
Stenciling, Airbrushing & Edible Inks
Easy to Make Decorated Cookies:
Iced Cookies with Candy Pearls
Iced Cookies with Sprinkles
Marbleized Icing Cookies
Chocolate Dipped & Homemade Candy Cookies
Seasonal Cookies – Winter
Seasonal Cookies – Summer
Holidays – Easter
Holidays – Halloween
Holidays – Christmas
Special Occasions – New Baby
Special Occasions – Birthday
All Occasions – Oversized Cookies
Best of the Best:
Best Thematic Cookies
It all starts with a great cookie cutter, followed by lots of snowflake textures in a wintry color palette. As in nature, no two are exactly alike. Granulated sugar simulates the appearance of ice and snow.
Most Elegant Cookies
This looks professionally made but it is a basic sandwich cookie. The swan cut out in the top layer reveals the raspberry filling inside. Sprinkle powdered sugar for a beautiful bakery finish.
Most Clever & Humorous Cookies
What do you get if you turn a simple gingerbread man cookie upside down? A team of silly reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh.
Best Icing Details
Multiple decorating elements were utilized to achieve these artistic beauties, including, stenciling, piping, and hand-applied edible ink.
Best Cookie Presentation
Individually decorated cookies have been sculpturally layered, creating a three-dimensional bow of holly. It just might be too pretty to eat.
This completes our exploration of cookie decorating. It’s time to create a few cookie masterpieces of your own. You might want to take a few photos because this type of art doesn’t last long. Enjoy!
Thanks for Reading & Happy Crafting!