How To Make Stethoscope Decorated Cookies

Learn how to make some decorated stethoscope sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  

Chocolate decorated sugar cookies for medical professionals - stethoscope and scrubs cookies

I went to Target today.

Because I wanted to. Is that a crime?!

Because it snowed yesterday. And it's cold. And I'm afraid of what happens when winter comes.

I just wanted to go stand in the Halloween aisles. I wanted to look at the bright colors and very very large bags of sugary goodness. I had no intention of actually buying anything. (That's a complete lie. I fully knew I would end up buying yet another bag of holiday M&Ms.) (Please don't judge me.) (Okay, you can a little bit judge me for the lie...but not my love of chocolate.)

But I'm a grown adult now. Yep. Full-lllly grown. All the way up. Not a child. And we all know that trick-or-treating candy is for kids. Sure...we try to lie to ourselves and say everyone deserves Halloween candy, but the second you open the door to a pack of 17 year olds standing on your doorstep with their outstretched pillow cases- you know the truth.

So naturally, the only course of action was to wander around the store aimlessly for 20 minutes so I could pretend I magically ended up walking near the Halloween sugar aisles and just happened to glance over and, "Oh, candy! Hey! I didn't see you there!"

And also naturally, my cart was COMPLETELY full of things that I suddenly found myself needing before that 20 minutes was up.

But really though, I STILL haven't found my box of measuring cups since the remodel. So, you know, I kind of did need those perfectly gray scaled measuring cups and spoons.

Step by step stethoscope cookie decorating tutorial

How to make stethoscope decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

Use the curved edge of a cutter to trim the notch from the bottom of the cookie before baking.

Step 2. 

With a medium consistency gray icing, outline and fill the oval shape on the bottom area of the cookie. Let dry for an hour.

Step 3.

Outline and fill the top area of the cookie with a medium consistency white icing. Let dry for another hour.

Step 4. 

With black icing, pipe a smaller oval in the center of the gray icing oval.

Step 5. 

Use aqua icing to pipe two small vertical lines near the very top of the cookie for the ear tips. Connect them with a squar-ish smiley face of icing. And then connect that to the diaphragm. (You know... the stacked ovals.) (YES. I definitely had to look those words up. Turns out, I'm a fully grown up adult that has NO idea what the parts of a stethoscope are called. Or how to spell them correctly. And to be completely honest, I probably pronounce them wrong too.)

Add detail lines to the diaphragm with the black icing and a #1.5 tip.

See it in action here!

nurse and doctor appreciation decorated chocolate sugar cookies


Get the cutters: Stethoscope, Surgical Mask, Needle, Scrub Top, Band-aid, and Pressure Cuff.
See the color formulas I used to make these colors here.  

Grab the color formulas to make these medical icing colors here. 

I have a tutorial for the SURGICAL MASK DECORATED COOKIES here.

And a tutorial for the PRESSURE CUFF DECORATED COOKIES here.

Check out Sweet Sugarbelle's tutorial for NURSE DECORATED COOKIES here.


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