Ideas for Cookie Decorating

Cookie decorating is the perfect activity to bring friends and family members together. So when a friend asked me for ideas, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. My suggestions are:

Baking the Cookies

ingredients for cookie decorating

Eggs 4 large
A pinch of salt
Vanilla or lemon extract 1 tsp
Granulated sugar 3/4 cup
All purpose flour 2 cups



Cookie Decorating and Assembling

Materials for cookie decorating

A piece of Styrofoam of your choice
Egg whites 2 large
Confectioners’ sugar 2½ cups
Lemon juice or distilled white vinegar ¼ tsp
Cookies that you have just baked

  • Combine egg whites with confectioners’ sugar until the sugar is evenly moistened.

  • Add lemon juice or white vinegar. Then mix, using an electric mixer, on medium speed for about 5 minutes until the icing is light and fluffy. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap to keep the icing from drying.

    Prepare for decorating

  • Spread enough icing all over your Styrofoam canvas.


    Decorating with Cookies

  • Carefully arrange cookie letters, numbers, or shapes. For a finishing touch, generously sprinkle decorating sugar over your cookie decorating project. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap and keep it in a cool, dry place.



You can prepare the decorations many days before your parties because these cookies keep a long time at room temperature. It is, however, not meant to be a way of serving cookies.

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