Decorating sugar cookies can be time consuming or really quick, depending on the method you choose and how elaborate the cookies need to be. Generally, most people love any tasty cookie as long as the don’t have to do the baking! Β At least that’s how it works among my friends and family.

To keep things simple, I sometimes just make a basic sugar cookie and choose a fun shape to cut out. Β Then make them look pretty by decorating with sanding sugars

Crowns and high heel shoes are always fun shapes. The shoes of course are mainly for the girls, but the crowns can be made into any color which the boys may like too. Perfect for little princes and princesses! Sanding sugar comes in many colors. However, for these cookies, I chose to use some bright springtime colors.

To make these cookies, you will need:

Sugar Cookie Dough (frozen or from scratch)

Rolling Pin

Cookie Sheets

Parchment Paper

Sanding Sugar in your choice of color(s)

Royal Icing

Cookie Cutters of your choice ( I used mini Crown and High Heel Shoe Cookie Cutters which were about 1.5″ in width, nice and tiny!)

*Using mini cookie cutters is much more time consuming, so if you are in a bit of a hurry, I would use a full size cookie cutter. In which case, I would pour my sanding sugar onto a large plate rather than into a small bowl for dipping. Another option for the full size cookie is to leave it face up with the wet royal icing on it and pour the sugar on top of it, then lift the cookie and tap off the excess sugar.

The first step was to choose a sugar cookie recipe, then cut out the shapes, bake and cool the cookies. Next I piped simple white royal icing on them to cover. (Another option is to color the icing the same colors as the sanding sugars, but I decided to keep it simple with white)

While the icing was still wet, I put them face down into the sanding sugar.

After coating the top with sanding sugar, I put them face up on a plate or cookie sheet to dry for at least 10 hours.

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  • Megin Apr 1, 2013

    Yum ~ these are so cute! They look really tiny so you could have a handful!
    I’m visiting you today from Craft-o-maniac. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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    • Marie Apr 2, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by Megin…..hopping on over to check out your blog now. πŸ™‚

  • Love these! I recently made bunny sugar cookies for Easter, but ran out of energy to ice them. Your method seems so simple! I don’t have piping bags, do you think I could cut a corner off a zip-top bag and pipe the royal icing on that way?

    • Marie Apr 2, 2013

      Yes, you can definitely cut the corner off of a sandwich or zippable bag. The icing doesn’t have to be perfect since you would be dipping it in sugar anyway. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • I absolutely LOVE your blog! I love tea parties, tea cups, and these cookies I’m making with my granddaughter’s next week when I see them
    I would love for you to come link up tomorrow at Tuesday Trivia @ http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    I will be following you!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    • Marie Apr 2, 2013

      I’ll be there! Thanks for the invite and I hope you enjoy baking with your granddaughters!

  • I love these cookies, they are adorable! I have a niece who is very much into princesses, she would love these cookies. I like that they are small cookies as well! I blog about sweets (mainly cakes/cupcakes) and am trying to get more into cookies. I also use the cutters for fondant shapes, so I love the small cutters.

  • maytagnmom Apr 3, 2013

    Adorable heels and crown cookies and nice tips! Yes please, pour me a cuppa tea!

    Craft On & dance like no one else is watching πŸ™‚

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    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    My Party Project This Week

  • Robin Apr 4, 2013

    This are so cute. I love the colored sugar so bright and spring like. Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  • self sagacity Apr 4, 2013

    I love how they turned out with the sugar, look like blinkies.

  • Oh.My.Word. These are ADORABLE! Definitely (attempting) to recreate these beauties! Stopping by from Thursday’s Favorite Things, and I’d love for you to drop by and visit my blog if you get the chance. Have a great rest of the week… only one day til Friday! πŸ™‚

    Diary of a Debutante

    • Marie Apr 5, 2013

      Thanks Stephanie! I did stop by your blog and it is lovely! I couldn’t leave a comment though, because I didn’t fit into any of the “comment as” categories. πŸ™

  • Karen Apr 4, 2013

    Oh my granddaughter would love these!

  • Katherines Corner Apr 5, 2013

    these are terrific, love the blinged out cookies!
    Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway will be posted tomorrow!

  • Christi Apr 5, 2013

    Oh these look so cute and delish! My girls would love these!

    • Marie Apr 5, 2013

      My girls sure loved them! Thanks for stopping by!

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