After you’ve created the perfect sugar cookies (see this post!) and added the ‘base’ icing, it’s time to DECORATE! Because I know first hand that making sugar cookies look beautiful and festive is harder than it looks, I’ve recruited Jordan, the sugar cookie master, to share all her pro sugar cookie decorating tips.
Jord’s Sugar Cookie Decorating Tips-
When I’m stumped as to where to start, I rely on four (ok, five!) tried-and-true decorating techniques/ideas-
1- Dots and lines
2- Add festive words
3- Zen doodles and mandalas
4- Embellish your shape
Let your cookie cutter shape guide your decorating- animal shapes look adorable with a simple face and scarf, a snow globe only needs a tree or snowman and a couple snow flakes (dots) to look amazing.
5- Get the kids involved
This one is hard for me, but my girls have such fun sugar cookie decorating ideas (even if they tend towards “more is more” in cookie decorating philosophy and I firmly do not). We love decorating cookies as a Christmas tradition!
Happy sugar cookie decorating, friends!