Updated: Jul 15, 2022
If you're here from my Cookies at Home online class, Welcome! Here I've listed all the supplies you'll need for a fun cookie baking and decorating project.
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1. Sugar Cookie Dough
I've linked the cookie dough that I used in my practice recipe below.
2. Mixing Bowl
The pink mixing bowls I use regularly are technically kitchen aid, but one of the things I love about them is the no slip grip on the bottom.
Any rubber or silicone baking spatula in your drawer will do, but if you're in the market for a new one, check out this cuisanart set that is perfect for scraping the icing out of the bowl.
4. Silicone Baking mat
I have the transparent version and use it almost daily. It is a life saver when it comes to dough rolling! You use way less flour, which means your dough isn't dry. It also saves a ton of counter cleaning time!
5. Pre-Cut Parchment Paper
I find that the other options listed on Amazon don't fit the pans I work with, so I usually opt for this unbleached version that fits perfectly into a standard sheet pan. I buy my sheet pans in packs of three at Sam's Club. They often go on sale during the holiday season.
6. Royal Icing (Pre-made)
This icing comes in a thick consistency, which is great for piping details. However, if you want to use it for flooding, you'll need to add a few teaspoons of water.
7. Gel Food Coloring
This is a great beginner set, because it has all the primary colors included which can be mixed to create additional colors. Many also start with the color right system from Wilton which can be purchased off the shelf at most Walmart stores. I find that the Americolor set is better for cookie icing though because it takes far less gel to create the desired color, meaning your color shouldn't cause your consistency to go awry.
8.Zip Loc Bags;
I love zip loc bags for holding dough while its waiting its turn to be rolled. However, if you don't want to buy tip-less piping bags, The humble ziploc is a great alternative. Just be sure to get the ones
Royal Icing Transfers are like stickers for cookies. They're without a double the easiest and fastest way to make a big impact in a short amount of time. Find a small clip-art picture of what you want to put on your cookie (candy canes, unicorns, etc.) print off the pictures (I find its best to put several on one page) and place them in a page protector. Simply "color in" the picture with your icing. Then you can add details with an edible ink marker that can be purchased in store at Walmart or hobby lobby or online.
10. Toothpicks or Scribe Tool
You can buy a single scribe tool in store at Walmart, but the pack of 6 on Amazon (linked here) is the best deal I've found so far at less than one dollar per scribe! These are perfect for fine tuning and spreading your icing. You can also use a simple toothpick to get the same effect. The scribes are easier to control, and I find easier to clean up. You can quickly wipe the tip of the scribe on a damp towel.