How To Make Decorated Christmas Angel Sugar Cookies

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

Brightly colored Christmas chocolate sugar cookies - candy canes, ornaments, gifts, and angels

I've been on this "Make good use of my time and actually listen to learning type things while decorating cookies" kick.

It's been fantastic. I've learned how to be mindful and let my money work for me. I've been taught the ways of having less and enjoying more. I've even learned the 27 surprising reasons why I'm sabotaging my own success.

And then I realized that I still have about eleventy jillion dozen more cookies to bake and decorate before Christmas and I had absolutely no interest in doing so while listening to the changing statistics of New York City's water purifying system over the years. (Sorry New York City! It's not your fault. I'm even less interested in the statistics for my own city!)

So Netflix and I are about to get the team back together. It's been awhile, but I think if we both dig in there together and...yeah... we might need to put in a little extra practice time... and maybe we'll need to give up a little bit of our nights or weekends to really get things back to where we were before -- finishing each other's sentences and laughing at the ol' "my french fry is my mustache" joke.

But I draw the line at braiding each other's hair. I mean... have you even seen Netflix since the hair cut? Not going to happen. But....I could go for some karate in the garage together.

You know... after we finish about eleventy jillion cookies.

step by step Christmas angel sugar cookie decorating tutorial

How to make Christmas angel decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

Place a small circle cutter in the center of the cookie. Use a food color marker (or scrape with a toothpick!) to trace the top half of the circle on to the cookie.

Step 2. 

Using the line as a guide, outline and fill the hair area of the cookie with a medium consistency brown icing and a #2 tip. Let dry for an hour.

Step 3. 

Outline and fill the face with a medium consistency skin toned icing. Let dry for another hour.

Step 4. 

With a medium consistency white icing and a #3 tip, outline and fill the bottom of the cookie. Add wings on both sides of the cookie. Let dry for an hour.

Step 5. 

Add two dots of black icing for the eyes. Pipe the nose with the skin toned icing. (I'm a big fan of the oval nose...but you can totally do a round nose too. I won't judge.) Add the rest of the face details with a food color marker. Or paint them with a paintbrush and food coloring. Or pipe them on if that's your thing.

Put a #1.5 tip on the brown icing and add the detail lines to the hair. I usually like to pipe hair icing after the face icing so it feels like the hair is in front of the face. Sometimes it doesn't work to do that. So I outline the entire hair area to give it the same feel of falling in front of the face.

Pipe a triangle shape for sleeves. Let dry for 20 minutes.

Step 6. 

Pipe a halo with the white icing and a #3 tip. Switch over to a #1.5 tip and add detail squiggles on the wings and the bottom of the robe.

Pipe two large dots of skin toned icing for the hands. If you look will see that the hands aren't actually touching the sleeves of the robe. Sometimes I do that if I'm worried that I might get color bleed. I bet you didn't notice until I told you.

See it all come together in this Christmas angel cookie decorating video tutorial.


Get the supplies: large cutters, small cutters, and food color markers.

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Christmas angel sugar cookie decorating tutorial


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