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Christmas Sugar Cookies. How to decorate in a “Frozen” theme.

Christmas Sugar Cookies + how to easily decorate them using royal icing in the colorflow frosting technique. How easy? My 12 year old made these. They look ready for a “Frozen” themed Christmas party.

Christmas Sugar Cookies shown on white serving platter

Christmas Sugar Cookies

2016 UPDATE: Don’t these Christmas Sugar Cookies look like they came from a “Frozen” themed Christmas party? Olivia was certainly ahead of her time because she made these in 2012, a full year before the now famous Disney movie was released.

Here’s the original post from December 23, 2012.

One of my favourite little cookie elves, Olivia, has been in the kitchen creating these cute little sugar cookies.  She shared with her schoolmates on the last day of classes before the Christmas break.

Everybody loves a good sugar cookie and it is much easier than you may think to add this simple decorators frosting. The frosting  will dry hard and preserve whatever design you want to use.

Switch up the colours and designs to whatever you like or just sprinkle onto the wet royal icing some coloured sugars, silver dragees or other little candy decorations. This is another great cookie to have fun making with the kids too and would be a wonderful choice to leave for Santa.

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If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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You might also like to try our recipe for Chewy Gumdrop Sugar Cookies.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies shown on white serving platter
Yield: 4 dozen or more depending on size.

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies ...and how to decorate with colorflow frosting.

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookies. How to decorate them using colorflow royal icing.


For the Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 cups sifted flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

For he Royal Icing

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 cups icing sugar, powdered sugar
  • icing colour paste/s


To make the Sugar Cookies

  1. Cream together well the butter, sugar and vanilla extract well.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and fold in until a soft dough forms.
  4. Chill the dough for an hour or two to make it easier to roll out on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies with 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cookies start to brown at the edges. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the Royal Icing

  1. Beat together the egg whites, cream of tatar and icing sugar to firm peaks.
  2. You may need to add another couple of tablespoons of icing sugar to make sure the frosting is stiff but able to be piped onto the cookies.

To decorate the cookies

  1. Remove about 1/3 of the frosting and put it in a piping bag with a #3 or #4 tip or in a Ziploc bag with the corner shipped off. Pipe a circle around the top of each of the cookies.
  2. Add the color paste to the remaining frosting, for these cookies we used Wilton Cornflower Blue color paste.
  3. Beat in a teaspoon of cold water at a time to thin the frosting down just to a point were the frosting falls to a smooth surface when the whisk or electric beaters are removed. Don't over thin the icing, use only enough water as it takes to get the frosting to that point and only a teaspoon at a time.
  4. The thinned colored frosting can then be placed in a piping bag with a #3 or #4 tip or in a Ziploc bag with the corner shipped off and piped into the middle of the circles on the cookies just until the surface is covered.
  5. Let the cookies dry for a half hour or so before piping on the white frosting to complete your design of snowflakes, trees , stars or whatever your imagination creates.
  6. Let the cookies dry overnight before storing them in an airtight container.


This does make quite a large batch of relatively large cookies. If making smaller cookies, you can easily make a half batch.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 178Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 31mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 0gSugar 18gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Hi Barry. Do these cookies hold thier shape well during baking?

Sue/the view from great island

Sunday 23rd of December 2012

The blue of these cookies is gorgeous. I'm not too handy when it comes to royal icing, my last batch never dried, but I'm going to give one more try. Have a lovely holiday!

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