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{Video} How to Decorate Turtle Cookies

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There’s a reason why there are so many photos in this post… Please forgive me, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures… There was something so sweet and fun about these little turtle guys (in my, ahem, obviously not-so-humble-turtle-cookie-opinion). They were really fun and easy to make, and I would love to see the versions you come up with if you’d like to try them.

As usual, info. on how to decorate, as well as tool links, are below, and I’ve created a little video so you can see these come alive in real time (well sometimes fast-forwarded for repetitive parts etc.).

Video – How to Decorate Turtle Cookies with Royal Icing

Cookie Recipe

These are matcha sugar cookies; you can find the recipe here. There are other cut-out cookie recipes here.

The cookie cutter can be found in How Sweet is That?’s shop here.

Royal Icing

You can find my favorite royal icing recipe here. The consistency of icing is key for easy decorating. Click here to see a YouTube video on finding the right icing thickness.

Decorating Items

What you’ll need (these are affiliate links):

Decorating Steps

This video on outlining and flooding is a good place to start if you’re new to decorating cookies with royal icing. These cookie decorating basics YouTube videos may also be helpful to get you started.

Besides the video tutorial on YouTube which I’ve shared here, I’ve also shared a few how-to videos on Instagram, which you can see here.

If  you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me a line below in the comment section or on social media. You can find me on FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTwitter and YouTube.

Happy baking and decorating!



p.s. Here are some Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes I made a few years ago. If you’re a turtle fan you might want to try the recipe out. (Link below).

turtle cupcakes

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  1. September 14, 2016 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Awwwww Marian,

    those make me so happy!! The colors, that face, those turtles are just so so cute <3

    The video is lovely, it seems all so easy now to recreate them haha 🙂

    Thanks so much for your post!
    God bless you!


  2. September 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    These are just adorable!

  3. Roshini
    September 15, 2016 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Very cute.

  4. Maria Theresia
    September 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! Love how you show and teach your creations. You make it look so easy! Wish I had your stady hand……

  5. Margo
    January 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    So wonderful

    • January 1, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Margo,

      Just checking in, were you the one that asked me a question on Instagram?

  6. tammy
    October 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    hi Marian,
    These are adorable! Did you use the 3 and 1/8″ cookie cutter or the larger 4 3/4″ size? thanks!

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