How to Decorate a Typewriter Cookie

Posted by Anne Narber on Friday, January 20, 2017

When I learned how to type in high school...it was on a typewriter! That seems so foreign now. I think the typewriters were replaced the year after I took that class. But it was the most practical class I had in school. The skills I learned from that class I have used every day since. 

Making a typewriter has been on my list for a few years. I am so excited to finally cross it off my list!

Here's the video tutorial on how to make these cookies using a purse cutter...

I think the biggest thing to set off this design is to trim the cookie at the top before baking. This will create a squared top for the edge of the typewriter paper.

Are you new to decorating? Click here to check out our 'getting started' tutorials for videos on how to make royal icing, piping and flooding, and rolling and baking. Recipes are included in the videos!

This is the purse cutter used to create this cookie.

Also featured in this video is the fine point black food marker. It is available in a 2-pen set and a 10-pen set.

Before we go, I also wanted to mention that the new cutter set from LilaLoa is now available! 


Based on the popular cookie book, The Cookie Companion by Georganne Bell, you can now create the cookies of your dreams with this new CUTTER SET! Featuring ten unique designs, this set is a must-have for any baker.  Tub of 10 metal cookie cutters: Cake Slice (3.25" X 3.5"), Cake Stand (3" X 4.5"), Baby (3.5" X 4.5"), Rattle (2" X 3.75"), Jar of Flowers (2.25" X 5"), Confetti Ribbon (2.5" X 4.25"), Candle (1.5" X 4"), Plaque (4.25" X 3.5"), Tall Gift 2.25" X 3.75") and Bird (4" X 2.5").


Happy Decorating!!


1 comment

  • Joanie

    Jan 24, 2020

    After looking through almost all of your blogs, starting with the oldest to get an idea of how The Flour Box came about and progressed, I could not believe my eyes when I came across the typewriter!!! I typed for a living, with 10 years on a typewriter before word processors and then computers came about. Your ideas and talent never cease to amaze me! Thanks for sharing.

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