How To Make Decorated Popcorn Bowl Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make fun popcorn bowl decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  

Decorated sugar cookies that look like popcorn and footballs

There's not a lot of things I take too seriously, but bedtime and popcorn definitely make the list. My husband used to be gone A LOT with the military. And with four kids ... (that I love with my WHOLE HEART!!) ... some days bedtime was the only reason I made it through the day.

Have you ever seen the movie Gremlins? Basically there are these CRAZY ADORABLE creatures that everyone in the entire world with an actual heart, just wants to take home and squish and hold for the rest of their lives. But details...details...details...I honestly can't remember how...but somehow they turn into these CRAZY MONSTERS with nightmarish faces and they basically can't be stopped on their rampage of destruction. I'm like that exactly 7 seconds past bedtime. Including the face. It's terrifying really.

But also... POPCORN!!! I *may* have spent an entire summer making endless amounts of popcorn on a weekly basis and basically force feeding them to all the neighborhood  children and their parents under the guise of a weekly "outdoor movie night"... JUST so I could put them all together in a book.

Because... POPCORN!!

If a flavor of popcorn exists...Cheeseburger, Pomegranate, Root Beer Float, Pad Thai, blah, blah, blah...I'm pretty sure we've eaten it at this house. (Before can be sure of that.) (But also...probably after bedtime too because even though **I** am crazy about kids do not exactly feel the same way.)

All that to say -- I can't believe this is the very first popcorn tutorial post on my blog!!

Step-by-step popcorn bowl sugar cookie decorating tutorial

How to make popcorn bowl decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

Before baking, use a curved edge of another cutter (I used this round edge of this red cutter) to round out the bottom of the bowl.

Step 2.

Outline and fill the bowl of the cookie with a medium consistency red icing and a #3 tip. Let dry for at least 4 hours. (Let it dry longer if you regularly have problems with color bleeding.) (I wish there was a better term for that. It always grosses me out.)

Step 3.

With medium consistency white icing and a #3 tip, pipe scallopy-flower type shapes all over the top of the cookie. Don't get hung up on perfect. Weird is good. Let dry for 15 minutes.

Step 4.

Fill in the center of all your wonky-scallopy-flower-type-things with the same medium consistency white icing. And then fill in any gaps with the same icing. Immediately add blobs of medium consistency light yellow icing to all the scallopy-flower puffs. Let the cookie dry for an hour.

Step 5.

Add a rim band to the top of the bowl with medium consistency red icing.

See it in action here!

Football themed decorated sugar cookies - football players, pizza, trophy, jerseys.


Get the supplies: Popcorn Bowl Cutter,  Football Player, Pizza, Hot Dog, Trophy, Letters, and Jersey.

Thinking about REAL popcorn? Snag my book -- GOURMET POPCORN here!!

If your "Big Game" party needs a little more substantial food...make these SANDWICH COOKIES instead!

See how I made the FOOTBALL PLAYER COOKIES here - and see the one detail I SHOULD have added!! 🤣🤣🤣


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