What You Need to Decorate Sugar Cookies

You might have noticed we’re really into sugar cookies around here! We thought it would be fun to share some of our go to supplies with you in case you’re wanting to try out making your own. They’re the perfect addition to parties, or just to make a get together special.

The first thing you’ll need is a recipe! Laura shared her AMAZING vegan sugar cookie recipe, and her vegan royal icing recipe can be found here. After you have your recipe, you can decide what shapes you want to make and really start to have fun with it!

1. You can make sugar cookies with a hand-mixer—I have before and would say it’s one way to get an arm workout … 🙂 … but we love the bright color of this KitchenAid stand mixer.

2. Sprinkles! There are so many happy options. We love this set for summer, these festive colors, and how cute are these?!

3. When making royal icing, you’ll want a good spatula to stir and help pour it into icing bottles.

4. Cookie cutters are so much fun! This is a great basic set. Some of our other favorites include this fun flamingo pool float cutter and it’s never too early for cute Christmas cookie cutters like this cacti! I love that with this set you can make multiple cookie shapes by turning the cutters around. There are a lot of great small shops with custom 3D cutters, really the options are endless!

5. Cookie sheets are important—we like to use baking mats to help keep cookies bake evenly and these silicon versions are reusable.

6. We recommend starting with gel food coloring. It’s a bit easier to control how intense the colors become because you can add it gradually.

7. Measuring spoons are a necessity, but having pretty ones is a bonus!

8. How adorable is this oven mitt?

9. Cooling racks can be used to decorate on or just to free up a cookie sheet.

10. These bottles are so helpful for getting started. They’re great for outlining your cookie and adding details.

Happy baking! 🙂 xo Claire & The ABM Team

  • I am excited to make decorated sugar cookies! Thankyou for showing me what I need.

    Shandel | babygirlsbible.com

  • Hi! I think that’s a bit harsh! I make sugar cookies too and some of these tools are extremely helpful- and obviously you can make them with less tools too. Up to you!

  • I’m looking for brown edible markers. Got any. ????????????

    • Hi! I’ve seen all the colored edible markers in the baking sections of the craft stores- so I’m sure they exist. 🙂

  • Wow factor. Exclusive and interesting what can be created with cookies

  • Those are the cutest kitchen mitts ever! Gosh!!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Love EVERYTHING about this, colors, so beautiful and different and summery!!

  • I absolutely love sugar cookies!! Especially cute little cookie cutters.

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