Tutorials

Let’s hear it for the visual learners and DIY video junkies! These cookie decorating tutorials will equip you to create cookies with confidence! I would be flattered if you replicate my designs and use them for your business or pleasure!

How to Decorate SIX Sweet Treats Cookies

January 18, 2020

Sweet Treats are the best way to spoil your Valentine! And when the sweet treats are decorated like cakes, candy and cookies - it's a win win! Make just one or make all six! In this tutorial, I show you step-by-step how to make a chocolate box, cute tall cake, chocolate...

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How to Decorate Winter Cookies

December 18, 2019

It's officially Hot Cocoa weather in Pennsylvania! This new Winter Kit is perfect for brightening these cold winter months! Watch the video (above) and learn step-by-step how to make: a mug, snowman, sweater, snowflake, and mitten cookie! Cookie Yield COOKIE YIELD:  These cookies are all in the 3’ – 4”...

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How to Decorate Nativity Cookies

November 25, 2019

My favorite Christmas tradition is setting up our nativity set. Every year, we unwrap the figures and try to find Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. I have done this every year since I was little and now I do this with my own girls. My big brother still comes over for...

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How to Decorate Christmas Tree Cookies

November 22, 2019

Vibrant colors and fun patterns make this a must-do platter this holiday season! This tutorial features SIX cookie designs: three variations (with stencils) on the tree with star cookie, ball ornament, finial ornament, lightbulb, and stocking! The techniques featured on these cookies are great for beginners. As a bonus to...

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How to Decorate Santa & Christmas Cookies

November 14, 2019

The spirit of St. Nicolas or Santa Claus is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I love thinking about the kindness and generosity people show each other during this season. To celebrate that spirit of loving and giving, I'm kicking off the 2019 holiday cookie season with a brand...

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How to Decorate 5 Thanksgiving Cookies

October 30, 2019

Gratitude is such a big part of my life and I think that is why I love Thanksgiving so much! I love the food, my family, and of course I love making Thanksgiving cookies! In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make turkeys, pilgrims, pie slices, trees and leaves...

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How to Decorate Cozy Fall Cookies

October 15, 2019

I love decorating fall cookies! Maybe it's because I love everything about fall!! The cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, hot lattes and puffy vests!!! And because fall is the perfect time to get cozy, I created the Cozy Fall cookie set! I went a little non-traditional with the...

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How to Decorate a Holiday Owl

September 23, 2019

One cutter! Three designs! Mix icing colors and techniques to create tasty Christmas treats! Plus, owls are a cute cookie favor for any holiday!  Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20-24 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using...

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How to Decorate a Santa Cupcake Cookie

September 23, 2019

Christmas is the perfect time to get creative with your cookie cutters! Flip them upside down to create new designs like this adorable Santa Cupcake! Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that...

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How to Decorate a Cute Gingerbread House

September 19, 2019

I love my gingerbread houses dripping with details...polka dot roof, lollipop flowers, and a candy cane doorway! Cookie Yield This is a large cookie. For a single batch of dough, you can make about 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using...

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How to Decorate a Stenciled Gingerbread House

September 19, 2019

This gingerbread house design is perfect for the decorator that doesn't have a lot of extra time. Use a stencil to quickly start the design. Piping accents add a pop of color and take the cookie to the next level. Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. For a single batch of dough,...

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How to Decorate a Whimsical Gingerbread House

September 19, 2019

All the colorful details add up to one fun cookie! This whimsical Gingerbread House will delight your holiday guests, but the simple details make it totally doable!! Pair with a simple candy cane and gingerbread man to create a totally sweet cookie set! Cookie Yield This is a large cookie. For...

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How to Decorate a Gingerbread Boy

September 19, 2019

Did you know the Gingerbread Cookie dates back to the 1500s when Queen Elizabeth I commissioned the first men cut from ginger dough!?! In honor of this classic, Day 4's video is the Gingerbread Man, bundled up with a scarf and looking cute! This vanilla cookie with royal icing version...

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How to Decorate a Fancy Ornament

September 18, 2019

These merry and bright Christmas ornaments can be decorated in a variety of ways. Check out three ways to decorate this new fancy ornament cutter!   Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies...

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How to Decorate a Merry Christmas Church Cookie

September 18, 2019

May your Christmas season be filled with peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.   Cookie Yield The is a very large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make about 12-15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4"...

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How to Decorate a Christmas Stocking

September 18, 2019

One cutter! Three designs! Mix icing colors and techniques to create tasty Christmas treats! Airbrush a quick background to add a beautiful pattern. Use wet-on-wet polka dots for a quick cookie. And, create a rich knit texture using basketweave. Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make...

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How to Decorate a Chilly Penguin

September 18, 2019

You know it's cold outside when the penguins are wearing hats and scarves!! Use tip #13 to great a quick and easy scarf with lots of texture! Just remember to put some wiggle in it! Cookie Yield The is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make...

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How to Decorate a Nativity Cookie

September 18, 2019

Setting up our Nativity set is my favorite family holiday tradition. So, every Christmas I love to make one Nativity cookie. This year, I used a stencil to create this beautiful design.  Cookie Yield The is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make about 15 of...

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How to Decorate a Candy Cane Cookie

September 18, 2019

Wet-on-wet-on-wet is the secret to this easy and tasty candy cane candy! With only 3 icing colors, this is a great design for a busy decorator! Cookie Yield The is a medium cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make at least 18 of these cookies. I should note...

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How to Decorate a Christmas Angel

September 18, 2019

A sweet and simple angel cookie inspired by @sugarbelle's design. Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season. Cookie Yield The is a medium cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make at least 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick...

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How to Decorate a Chubby Christmas Cactus

September 17, 2019

Merry Cactus to you! Check out these Christmas Cactus cookies I designed for my best friend in Arizona! Cookie Yield The cactus is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick...

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How to Decorate FOUR Wreath Cookies

September 17, 2019

Nothing makes my house look ready for Christmas more than a wreath! Check out the video showing FOUR different techniques to create beautiful wreath cookies!  Cookie Yield The wreath is a medium cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make at least 18 of these cookies. I should note that...

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How to Decorate a Santa Cookie

September 17, 2019

This is one Santa design that never goes out of style. I first made this cookie in 2013 and I have made it every Christmas since! It's the perfect cookiet treat on Christmas morning! Cookie Yield Mrs. Claus and Santa use the same cutter - the cute penguin. It is...

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How to Decorate a Mrs. Claus Cookie

September 17, 2019

Guess Who?!  She's the queen of the Christmas cookie and Santa's bff and now she has her own video! Cookie Yield Mrs. Claus and Santa use the same cutter - the cute penguin. It is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of...

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How to Decorate a Polar Bear Cookie

September 17, 2019

When winter isn’t quite done with snow, it’s time for one more cup of cocoa. Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of...

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How to Decorate Cute Halloween Cookie Sets (with KIT!)

September 17, 2019

This Halloween, impress your party guests and trick-or-treaters with adorable Halloween cookie sets! For this tutorial, I’m so excited to show you step-by-step how to make 3 adorable Halloween designs that pair with a stencil. The designs work well as a collection or in pairs to make cute cookie box...

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How to Decorate a Thanks a Latte Cookie

September 17, 2019

During this season of giving thanks, say ‘Thanks a Latte!’ with cookies!  Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will...

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How to Decorate a Santa Penguin Cookie

September 12, 2019

Cookie Yield This is a large cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield. COOKIE RECIPE: For a...

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How to Decorate FOUR MORE Ugly Sweater Cookies (Part 2)

September 12, 2019

Ugly Sweater cookies are always in style. Please enjoy these tasty fashion statements!  Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System....

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How to Decorate FOUR Ugly Sweater Cookies (part 1)

September 12, 2019

Ugly Sweater cookies are always in style. Please enjoy these tasty fashion statements!  Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System....

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How to Decorate a Noel Cookie

September 11, 2019

Keep sparkle in place. Add it before you lift your stencil! Cookie Yield This is a large cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness...

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How to Decorate a Snowman Face Cookie

September 11, 2019

My favorite cookies to decorate ALL WINTER LONG are snowmen! You can change the expression and have loads of fun with these cookies! Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll...

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How to Decorate a Reindeer Face Cookie

September 11, 2019

Blushed cheeks, curling antlers, and a bright red nose...these Reindeer are ready for a Christmas Eve cookie platter.  Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick...

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Cookie Decorating 101: The Basics of Making Dough and Icing

September 10, 2019

To start any cookie decorating adventure, you'll need to mix dough, bake cookies, and make icing. In this tutorial, I'll share my recipes and tips for both the cookies and royal icing. This is a long post, but it has the essential information to get started.  All of my cookie...

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How to Decorate SIX Football Cookies (and Kit!)

September 10, 2019

It’s time to show your team spirit! I’m kicking off football season with this tutorial that features 6 football themed cookies! You can make them too – just personalize the cookies with your team colors!  In this tutorial, I’ll show you step-by-step how to make a player cookie, a helmet,...

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How to Decorate Happy Love Note Cookies

September 9, 2019

Last week, Topher and I were cleaning out our storage room and we came across a box labeled 'Love Notes from Anne'. So many sweet thoughts from when we were dating and early in our marriage. I don't draft as many notes these days, but maybe I should. For now,...

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How to Decorate FIVE Grad Cookies

September 9, 2019

Graduation cookie season can be intense, am I right? All the more reason to keep these cookie designs full of punch, but simple! And let's face it, it doesn't get easier than planning cookies with school colors - the color palette is planned for you!! So let's take a look...

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How to Decorate a Pumpkin Trick or Treater

September 9, 2019

Trick or Treat! Watch and learn how to make this cute little girl dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween! Use the girl cutter from the Shape Shifters Set to make this cookie. Cookie Yield This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 20-24...

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How to Decorate a Sunflower

September 6, 2019

Let's make Fall more cheerful by making one sunflower cookie at a time! Cookie Yield   This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat...

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How to Decorate a Scarecrow Cookie

August 30, 2019

Are you clutching at straws for Autumn cookie inspiration? Check out this adorable Scarecrow cookie tutorial using the popular cupcake cutter (upside down)!   Cookie Yield   This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 of these cookies. I should note that I roll...

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How to Decorate and Apple Basket

August 30, 2019

A tisket. A tasket. There are apples in my basket! Can you guess the cookie cutter I used for this project? Yes! You guessed it! It's the cupcake, again! Cookie Yield   This is a medium cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18-20 of these...

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How to Decorate a Whimsical Turkey

August 16, 2019

Silly Turkey Alert! I love this colorful silly turkey, I make it every Thanksgiving! I use the big bubbly cupcake cutter from Ann Clark to get the big colorful feather area! Cookie Yield This is a larger cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of...

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How to Decorate a Polka Dot Turkey

August 16, 2019

This not-so-serious turkey will keep your guests smiling all Thanksgiving Day! Can you guess the cookie cutter used to make this polka-dot turkey? It's the CUTE PENGUIN cutter upside down (with a little trim, too)! This cutter is available here in our online shop! I have used it to make a penguin, Santa,...

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How to Decorate a Girl Pilgrim Cookie

August 16, 2019

I love getting creative with cookie cutters. Check out this video and learn to make a cute girl pilgrim cookie using an upside tulip cookie cutter. I like the shape of the tulip from the Sugarbelle Shape Shifters ONE set best!   Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make 18...

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How to Decorate a Pilgrim Boy Cookie

August 16, 2019

I love getting creative with cookie cutters. Check out this video and learn to make a cute boy pilgrim cookie using an upside down cupcake cutter!   Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I usually make both the boy and girl pilgrim (so check...

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How to Decorate a Sunflower Mason Jar

August 16, 2019

Two simply designed cookies, when combined, create gorgeous wedding favors that are easy to do over and over! Package cookies in a window cookie box with raffia ribbon and you have a beautiful cookie box! Cookie Yield For a single batch of dough, you can make 20-24 of these cookies....

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How to Decorate a Sparkly Bat

August 15, 2019

Add a little sparkle to your Halloween cookies with edible Jewel Dust! Watch and learn how to make this Sparkling Bat from start to finish. Cookie Yield   For a single batch of dough, you can make 20-24 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to...

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How to Decorate a Sugar Skull Cookie

August 9, 2019

Learn how to make stunning sugar skull cookies without the stress of piping using royal icing stenciling. Add a pop of color and detail to take these cookies to the next level!  The tutorial features the skull cutter and the Day of the Dead Stencil!   Cookie Yield   Cookie Yield For...

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