How to Decorate Christmas Cookies

by Tonya Staab

My family loves playing games! In fact, game nights are a staple in our household, especially during the holidays. I recommend upping your holiday game night fun, by adding in some yummy holiday cookie decorating!

Christmas cookie decorating supplies


  • Wilton Melting and Decorating Squeeze Bottles (2ct)
  • ChocoMaker Candy Shred
  • Wilton Icing Colors (8ct)
  • Sprinkles
  • White Plastic Long Rectangular Platter
  • Beverage Napkins (assorted colors)
  • Rainbow Chocolate Drops
  • Rainbow Jelly Beans
  • Rainbow Milk Chocolate Balls
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Holiday Cookie Cutters
  • Royal Icing
Christmas cookie decorating

Cookie Decorating Instructions:

Whether you make sugar cookie dough from scratch, or roll them out from a package kids are going to love upping game night with holiday cookie decorating. 

Step 1: You will need royal icing (also known as flood) icing. I like to make mine a little thicker for doing the outline, and then thin it with a ¼ teaspoon of water at a time for flooding the cookie. 

Christmas cookie decorating

Step 2: Make assorted colors for the whole family to choose from and store them in individual decorating squeeze bottles. You can make the icing a day in advance. For younger kids you can do the outline on the cookies for them so that they can flood the center without making a big mess.

Christmas cookie decorating

Step 3: Put out a variety of sprinkles as well. They will need to be added quickly though before the icing hardens.

Decorated Christmas cookies

How many different colors can you make? Can you make them to match the various hues on the Hues and Cues game board? This makes a great art and color mixing activity for the kids.

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