Frida Kahlo Sugar Cookies

Tips for decorating sugar cookiesWe love playing with our food. Do you remember these Bella cookies? Well these are similar, only modeled after Frida Kahlo. We served these at a little art party we hosted for our nieces and nephews. Famous artist sugar cookies? Yes, please! And, they were indeed a hit.

Tips for decorating sugar cookies Frida cookies! These are super easy to make too! First, make a batch of sugar cookies. You can use any recipe you prefer, or slice and bake. Here’s our favorite sugar cookie recipe:

Sugar Cookies, makes around two dozen (depending how big you make each).

1 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt

Cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. Stir in 1 cup of flour, just until combined. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and add the remaining flour and salt. Stir until a dough ball forms. Form a big ball, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour (up to overnight).

Roll out the dough and cut out desired shapes. For faces simply cut the dough into large circles. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes. Once the edges begin to brown remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.

Frida cookies!To decorate cover the cookies in vanilla frosting (store-bought or your own favorite recipe). Cut red gumdrops for the cheeks. Cut up black licorice for the hair, eyes, eyebrows and mouth. For Frida don’t forget the uni brow. 🙂 We used Wilton candy flowers for Frida’s famous flower hair-wrap. Serve to any little artists you know. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits// Authors: Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, Photos by: Elsie Larson, big thanks to Pat Larson, Doren Chapman and company for stopping by with the kiddos! 

  • I’m gonna send these to my friend who’s a true Frida Kahlo fan – they are such fun!

  • ok it’s been a while since i’ve left a comment on your blog, but these cookies were to cute to resist, love, love the idea!

  • these are just too cute/funny!


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  • Very cute. I will use caramel frosting if I ever have the chance to do some baking.

  • Yeah, I agree they look cute and yummy.

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  • those cookies may cheer up anybody.. perfect cookie recipe for parties!

  • I can’t belive!!!! They are sooo cute!


  • Funny cookies )) I like this idea <3

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  • This is so creative, i love it!

  • Wow these are incredible! So cute. And I love that they’re all unique

  • Ha,ha.ha! Love these – who would have thought of famous artist cookies?! Brilliant idea.

  • MMMM, these look amazing, making me hungry! So adorable too! Yum!
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  • Love this! I may have to do this with each of my favorite authors…so funny! And fun! 🙂

  • These are too cute! I just made my own Frida Kahlo project the other day as well (scroll to the bottom of this post if you’d like to see it):


  • Oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever! I love Freida!

  • This is such a fun and clever tutorial! I wonder who else would translate well to cookies… 🙂

  • I can hardly put into words how much I love those! I am in love with Frida Kahlo and also with baking. I can’t wait to try these.

    Today, I made this reminding-myself-of-sunnier-days cake:

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  • Look great! They might be very tasty 🙂 Love it… xxx

    All best,

  • Such cute cookies, I can see any kid would be happy to eat one (or two) of these. And when I say kid, I really mean me 😉

  • This is such an awesome tribute to a fantastic artist – I cannot wait to try this out! I’m picturing sugar cookie Van Goghs too… as good a reason as any to throw an art party! 🙂 <3

  • I don’t know how, but the lower left cookie reminds me way too much of frida kahlo! I mean you nailed it! these look delicious too!

  • Soo cute – reminds me of Mary Poppins – the original story book has drawings of her that look like these!

  • These are adorable and I love that you served them on a painting palette. So cute! i love frida kahlo. We have some stuff inspired by her coming up on our blog too!
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  • How cool is this please? I love it especially I´m a big fan from Frida Kahlo since decades 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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