Happy Friday! Would you like some donuts? Or donut sugar cookies?
Both are delicious but I thought it would be fun to recreate a cookie version. I tried to make them as puffy as possible to make them look like the real deal donuts.
These cookies are definitely for you if you’ve been too intimidated or scared to try decorating cookies with royal icing. The design is simple and you can have fun with different sprinkles and designs. Even as someone who has been decorating for years, I really enjoyed doing these! There are so many different options and they’re quick and easy to decorate. It was fun to share them with my friend’s daughter for her birthday too!
Video – How to Decorate Simple Donut Cookies
Here’s a video for you and a basic how-to broken down below.
The video is in fast forward for the sake of time, but if you have any questions about the decorating process, please feel free to ask below in the comment section.
Cookie Cutters & Tools
(Some of these are affiliate links, I only recommend products I use and love):
Fluted Circle Cookie Cutters – I used circle cutters approx. 3.5 inches and 1 inch. You can use any size you like, I just wanted to match the gift bag I found. (Pictured below). I was inspired by the colors and designs on this gift bag I found at Home Sense, and stayed quite similar to the bag in terms of designs, but you could do so many more donut styles! The bag is made by roobee by mara-mi, but I don’t see it on their site anymore.
What you’ll need (These are affiliate links):
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5 , PME #2.5
- Piping Bags, Tipless Piping Bags
- Gel Colors; Wilton Brown, Wilton Pink, Rainbow Dust ProGels; Ivory, Mint Green, Brown
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
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 above, I’ve also shared a few how-to videos on Instagram, which you can see here.