Nov 29


(Video) How to Decorate Angel Cookies

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For this video, I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Haniela’s, Krazy Kool Cakes, Montreal ConfectionsPink Cake Princess and Renee Connor Design, on making holiday-related sweets. You can find their videos by clicking here. My  contribution is angel cookies. If you’d like to make them too, all the information you’ll need is below.

If you can’t see the video click here.


Wishing you lots of fun holiday baking! xo


How to Decorate Angel Cookies With Royal Icing


Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

The gingerbread cookie recipe can be found here. There are other cut-out cookie recipes here.

What you’ll need to make the dough (these are affiliate links):

I used a large rolling pin and the*Dough E-Z Mat to roll out the dough. You’ll also need baking sheets.

*I would like you to know that I will receive an affiliate commission if you purchase the Dough E-Z mat through my site and I only recommend products that I love and use myself. You can get 10% off your purchase of the Dough E-Z mat with coupon code sweetopia.

The cookie design is from this image here, by svaga. The cookie cutter is custom made, and is a little bit different than the original image (size and angle of dress) and you can find it in HowSweetisThat’s online store 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.



  • I loved making these cookies and will definitely make them again. I will change the width of the horn near the angel’s mouth though, making it somewhat wider. That would make it easier to fill with icing.
  • By the time I thought to decorate more ethnicities I had only one more cookie left to decorate; next time I’ll do a wider variety and different hair lengths.
  • Same with the dress… For simplicity’s sake I did all of them the same, but it would be fun to play with different colors and details.


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!



Video Tutorial - Angel Decorated Cookies


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  1. Deb
    November 29, 2016 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    They are just beautiful. I am going to order the cutter. Thanks for the video.
    Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

    • marian
      November 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

      Hi Deb,

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re ordering the cutter, these were so fun to decorate. Have a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year too! And thank you for commenting here as well as YouTube, I do appreciate it. xo

  2. Roshini
    November 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Aww… They are so cute 🙂

  3. November 30, 2016 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Ohhhhh what cuteness, Marian. They look so precious.
    So perfectly piped as usual. And all I can think about is what a wonderful talent God gave you when He made you. I see Him in all your creations.

    Thanks so much for this amazing video. What an effort!

    And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
    Isaiah 6:3


    • marian
      November 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Niner! I was thinking about the same scripture. xo

  4. Cat Colbert
    November 30, 2016 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    These angels are precious! I love how delicate thry look. I’m adding this to the long list of cookies I’d like to make. Thanks for the video. The cutter is all sold out. ♡

    • marian
      November 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cat,

      I’ve contacted Sherry from How Sweet is That? and She couldn’t believe it, but they sold out in one day! She let me know she ordered more angel cutters for her shop yesterday, and will post on her Instagram page when they come in.

      Thanks for commenting! xo

    • marian
      December 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

      Hello again Cat,
      The cutters are back in stock in How Sweet is That? ‘s shop.

  5. Stef Lennartz
    November 30, 2016 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Beautiful work as always xoxo

    • marian
      November 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much Ms. Stefanie! 🙂 xo

  6. November 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Dear Marian- I was wondering what you recommend as far as keeping extra icing to decorate a few days later? I use your recipe- and it makes a nice amount, and I often have parties each weekend in December I either host or go to, and so make fresh cookies during the week. But I don’t know how to store the extra made up icing in the bags to use on the next batch. Suggestions? Either how to store decorated cookies an extra week, or the icing if I want to not do all of them at the same time? Thanks!!
    Happy Decorating! 🙂

  7. Maria Theresia
    December 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous angels, beautiful art work. You awe…me with every thing you teach!

    • marian
      December 3, 2016 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      Thank you for commenting Maria Theresia!

  8. Elizabeth Medley
    November 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I love this cutter, but it is so expensive. $8 plus $15 for shipping on any order, no matter how small or size. I’m hunting for any similar looking cutter.

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