Custom sugar cookies are the total trend right now! Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself on social media, scrolling through your feed, and the next thing you know, you’ve been watching countless videos of bakers decorating custom cookies for hours…

Am I the only one?

Being able to decorate sugar cookies requires a few things: a solid sugar cookie recipe, a dynamite royal icing recipe, and lots of patience. The idea of decorating a cookie seems simple enough right? Well it is!! With the sugar cookie and royal icing recipe below, there are infinite possibilities to creating custom cookies!

This video below shows the step-by-step tutorial on how to create a buttery sugar cookie and decorate with royal icing. Finding the right consistency for piping your royal icing onto cookies can be a bit tricky, but I’m here to help all pretty little bakers find that perfect thickness.

Once you have your sugar cookies and your royal icing bags prepped, the rest is up to you! You know you’ll have the perfect taste with the combination of the two! But remember, patience is a virtue, and there are only happy accidents.