How to Decorate a Sand Castle Cookie

Castle Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
Scroll down for a written tutorial and recommended products!

A beach trip isn't complete without building a Sand Castle!

Check the video for a step-by-step look at how to make these cookies!  



Looking for the Cutter! CLICK HERE!


I love the size of this cookie cutter! Big enough for details, but not jumbo!

This Sand Castle cookie is a standout with that fun texture! Apply a little flood icing to the surface of the cookie and dab away with the tip of a brush!

Does this technique look familiar? It should! I also used it on the burger from the grill set.

And on these lemon cookies...


Cookie Yield

These are medium sized cookies (about 3.5"). 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 the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 


Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).


These ice cream cookies have 4 icing colors. l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.

If you're making a full batch of these cookies, here is a breakdown of the icing by ounce:

1 oz Turquoise Green (1 oz pipe only)
1 oz Super Red (1 oz pipe ony)
1 oz Black Diamond (1 oz flood only)
17 oz Buckeye Brown (1 oz pipe and 16 oz flood)


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.   

Recreate these!

I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies!

Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!

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Happy Decorating!