How to Decorate a Chocolate Box Cookie

Posted by Anne Narber on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sometimes I get so excited about a cookie idea that I get butterflies when I'm rolling the dough. Really, I just can't wait for the cookies to be baked.

I already have an idea of what I'm making because I sketch my ideas first. And I knew I wanted to use those new Wilton bow candies. I didn't bother coloring in the sketch, just a rough idea of my plan.

These were SUPER fun to make!!

Check out the video. Use the graphics in the video to get extra tips about decorating this design. 

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These are the Chefmaster colors I used in this set: Christmas red, deep pink (just a dot to get the pastel pink), ivory (for the white chocolate), buckeye brown (for the milk chocolate), buckeye brown + black (for the dark chocolate), and bright white. See the full collection of liqua-gel colors - click here

Let's talk about the royal icing transfers. Making those candy pieces ahead of time was a big time saver. 

I slipped a pattern sheet under parchment paper and using a tipless bag, quickly piped the candies. 

I let them dry for 12 hours before peeling them an using them on the cookie.

You can download this chocolate pattern sheet here:

Since those chocolate boxes were a little more time consuming, I made simple, mini accent cookies using the new Sugarbelle Mini Chocolate cutter set.

Easy and cute - my favorite kind of cookies!

We carry several double hearts in our shop, but this large version works the best for this project!

The one detail that takes this cookie to the next level is the cute bow on the box lid. I know I could have piped it myself, but these Wilton bows are so cute and perfect and, well, EASY. We also carry these in our shop - click here to check them out!

I plan to give these cookie sets to the teachers at my daughters' school. (the cookies are in the freezer until Valentine's Day).

I packed ONE chocolate box and 6 minis in a 9" BRP Box Shop white window box. You can find them HERE! Looking for more tips on packing cookies. CLICK HERE Check out this BLOG POST to get all my tricks for wrapping, boxing and shipping cookies!

I can't wait to give these out for Valentine's Day <3 

I hope you enjoyed this closer look at how to make a Chocolate Box cookie!!

Happy Decorating!



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    Sep 12, 2021

    Hello – love the mini chocolate cookies. Is the sugarbelle mini chocolate cookie set no longer available for purchase? When you click on the link, it goes to an error page.

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    wow great ideas for decorating cookies Christmas boxes, thank your your sharing.

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