Happy Sunshine Cookies {Cookie Decorating}

Don’t these sunny cookies just make you smile?  =)

I recently made these happy cookies as gifts for my daughter’s Vacation Bible School teachers.  As one of the teacher’s myself, I know that VBS week is fun, but also exhausting!  I thought these smiling cookies might help get the week off to a nice start.

For these cute cookies all you need is…

A batch of dough using my Sugar Cookie Recipe.

And a batch of Royal Icing.

For this design I used a sunflower shaped cookie cutter.

I prepared just two bags of icing… one medium consistency yellow, and one outline (medium/stiff) consistency orange.  I used a #2 tip for the yellow and a PME #1.5 for the orange (closest substitute would be a #2).

~ How to decorate Smiling Sunshine cookies ~

1.  Draw a circle outline in orange.

2.  Fill in the orange circle with yellow.

3.  Add both yellow and orange lines around the circle.

4.  Allow the cookie to dry completely, (about 8 hours) then add the smile with a black edible marker (Please be patient and wait for the cookie to be fully dry, or the marker will poke holes in your icing)

Package these fun cookies and share them with someone who needs a smile!

In keeping with the cheerful theme, I used a colorful assortment of twine from The Twinery around clear boxes (available from Garnish).

Happy Decorating and Packaging!


  1. Does anyone know where I can find this sun cookie cutter? Thanks

  2. Hi. Do you know where I can order a cookie cutter just like the one you’ve used? Thanks.

  3. They are so cute, they totally make me smile!! Have a nice weekend, Glory!!

  4. I love your site! Everything you make is beautifully creative. These particular cookies caught my eye, because they fit in perfectly with “The SMILE Challenge” on Healthy A-Z: http://healthyazblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/smile-challenge/

    I would like to use one of your images for one of my smile posts during “The SMILE Challenge.” I will link back to this post…as well as refer to Glorious Treats and link back to your home page. Would this be okay?

  5. This site is awesome. What great and cute ideas Can’t wait to try some of these. Us they look delicious. Thanks for Sharing your creative ideas

  6. These make me smile! 🙂 LOVE them & must make them asap! The packaging is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love these cookies. They made me smile just seeing them

  8. How did I miss this AWESOME idea! Love the COOKIES!!!

  9. A little sun on this grey days ! I like it.
    I put a link to your article on my french blog

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