Cookies are the perfect treat for every holiday and even everyday occasions! Sure, cookies are tasty on their own but they can look a bit boring. The solution is cookie art, or decorating the cookies! This can give the cookies an extra boost of flavor as well as portraying the occasion the cookies are for. Below we will talk about some ways you can be decorating cookies and biscuit decorating tips!

Cookie Art

 

Cookie decorating is the best way to capture the theme of any holiday or occasion! For example, you can decorate cookies to look like balloons for a birthday or Christmas trees for Christmas.

 

A couple of other decorating biscuit ideas are:

  • Pumpkin Emoji-Faced cookies
  • Marbled HeartCookies
  • Text Word Bubble Cookies 
 
 

 Now that you have a few ideas of some fun designs to use while decorating cookies, you can get to baking! We have some biscuit decorating tips to help you when cookie decorating.

 

Biscuit Decorating Tips

 

Decorating cookies may seem easy but it is much harder than you think. Luckily, we have a few tips to make sure your biscuits come out looking lovely. Before we get into our biscuit decorating tips, we have to distinguish the difference between icing, royal icing, and frosting. Frosting is thick and can be described similar to cake frosting. Icing is thinner than frosting and has a gloss to it.Royal icing is thin like regular icing but hardens as it dries. Now that that’s clear, here are some biscuit decorating tips!

 

Before applying decorations

Before you even start decorating cookies, there are a few things you should do.

  1. Cut your cookie dough in the appropriate shape (ex. pumpkins if you’re decorating cookies like pumpkins)
  2. Bake your cookies
  3. Let them cool completely before decorating (or else the icing/frosting is just going to melt off)
  4. Color your icing/frosting the appropriate color
  5. Put icing into piping bag

 

Different techniques of cooking decorating

There are 3 basic techniques when it comes to decorating cookies.

  • Colored layers with embedded designs:
  1. Flood the cookie by outlining its shape with piped icing and filling in the outline with more icing
  2. Let the cookie dry
  3. Pipe on your design using another color of icing
  • Marbling:
  1. Flood the cookie (like above)
  2. While the icing is still wet, add dots and lines with another color icing
  3. While still wet, drag a toothpick through the icing to create a marbled look
  4. Let the cookie dry
  • Quilting:
  1. Make alternative outlines shapes in the cookie
  2. Flood those shapes
  3. Let those shapes dry
  4. Outline and flood the rest of the cookie
  5. Let dry

Applying your decorations

Once everything is above is completed, you can get to work decorating cookies!

  1. Use a flat utensil, like a knife or spatula, to frost the cookies
  2. Let the frosting dry (5 to 10 minutes, or until dry)
  3. Start piping your icing into your desired design
  4. Let the icing dry
  5. Then enjoy!