We all love cookies

Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, honey sesame, these simple childhood favourites just never seem to go out of style. But there’s more to life than drop cookies – really! When the holidays roll around we become kitchen artists, wielding cookie cutters and icing bags to create everything from the most spartan gingerbread men to shimmering, glittery cutout snowflakes. Let’s talk about the cookie decorating process.

Choose your decorating style

Are you a decorating minimalist? Don’t have the patience for hours of painstaking piping? Imaginative use of a few basic cutters, icing and coloured toppings are all you really need to make some good-looking cookies.

Or maybe you are a cookie artist? LOVE playing with multiple bags of tinted icing to create simply gorgeous works of cookie art? We can help. Following you will find a few cookie icing and decorating ideas.


Cookie glaze is thin, satiny, and dries hard. It’s perfect for adding a written message, or coating with coloured sugar


This spreadable frosting is similar to buttercream and stays soft on your cookies. Add sugar decorations for a fun or elegant touch.

Royal icing

This icing dries hard and opaque and can be spread or piped atop cookies.

Start with a freshly iced cookie; you want to work while the icing is still wet.

Lay the cookie on a piece of parchment. Generously cover the cookie with sugar or sprinkles.

Gently tap off the excess sugar.

Use the parchment as a scoop to transfer the excess sugar back to a bowl, for further use. The cookie can take several hours to dry.

Now that you have the ideas, spend some time with your kids this weekend, use your imagination and bake some memories.