Hats Off to the Grad Cookie How-To

Celebrate the grads with a personalized cookie display that takes treats to the head of the class! This how-to is provided courtesy of the awesome decorating experts at Wilton! Featured in our School Colors Grad Party Ideas gallery.

Just follow the 4 steps below.


  • Golden Yellow Icing Color
  • Lemon Yellow Icing Color
  • Royal Blue Icing Color
  • White Creamy Decorator Icing
  • Bright White Candy Melts


  • Rolling pin
  • Graduation Cap Cookie Cutter
  • Cookie pan
  • Cooling grid
  • Disposable Candy Decorator Bags
  • Wilton Round and Star Decorating Tips
  • Cookie Sticks

Make cookies

Prepare cookie dough and roll out following recipe directions. Cut using mortarboard cutter. Bake and cool completely.

Prepare icing

Tint portions of decorator icing yellow and blue; reserve some white. Mix golden and lemon yellow icing color to create yellow shown. Use tip 3 and tinted icing to outline top and base of cap. Set aside a 2 oz. portion of icing for name, button and tassel. Warm icing to pouring consistency. Use cut disposable decorating bag and icing to fill in outlined areas of cookies. Let set about 1 hour.

Decorate cookies

Use tip 3 and reserved icing to print name and to pipe dot button, zigzag and string tassel. Let set about 1 hour.

Attach sticks

Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Dip one end of cookie stick into melted candy and attach to back of cookie. Chill until set. Serve and enjoy!

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