How To Make The Easiest Graduation Tassel Decorated Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun and simple graduation tassel decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! 

chocolate graduation decorated sugar cookies

Can we all just agree to call a spade a spade and say --


I look at the person I was when I drew these graduation designs and I don't even recognize that girl. (And not just because of the extra cookies I may or may not have been eating during my social isolation weeks.)

I still wake up every day. And wear clothes -- ON PURPOSE. I mow my lawn. I have a lawn to mow. I make questionable bedtime decisions. I shoo my children into the great outdoors whenever possible. And I still hide my favorite Easter candy in the pantry where no one else can find it. Not everything has changed.

But there's kind of an elephant in the room. Or at least a child. Or at least...FOUR OF THEM that all need simultaneous help understanding where in the world the link for the project/assignment/quiz/test/coloring page of happiness is located.

I started the school year with the decision to enroll my youngest child in full day kindergarten. And ended the school year in a one-room school house.

My brain just can't expand enough to handle that kind of transition.

It's kind of hard to explain with words. So I drew you a picture. Maybe this will help.

Distance schooling meme with egg and frying pan

Somehow...MIRACULOUSLY....we are powering through with actual meals and turned in assignments.

I just can't use my brain again yet. And it's looking like it might be awhile before we get that thing powered back up and functioning as intended..

It's a good thing Previous Georganne designed some suuuuuuuper easy graduation cookies before she went away to another dimension where chocolate is a required food and socks fold themselves.

chocolate graduation tassel sugar cookie decorating tutorial - step by step with video

How to make graduation tassel decorated sugar cookies: 

Step 1. 

Outline and fill the band area of the tassel with a medium consistency gray icing and a #3 tip. Let dry for 15 minutes.

Step 2.

Outline and fill the top and bottom of the tassel with a medium consistency red icing and a #3 tip. Let dry for 30 minutes.

Step 3. 

Add tassel details with the same red icing and a #1.5 tip. Add the band details with the same gray icing and a #1.5 tip.

See it all come together in this graduation tassel cookie decorating video tutorial.


Get the cutters: tassel, grad cap, class of 2020, and plaque.

These boxes are from BRP. You can get them in white with a white lid, white with a clear lid, kraft brown with a kraft brown lid, or kraft brown with a clear lid.

Want to make graduation cookies even more special? Make customize Girl Graduate Cookies or Boy Graduate Cookies to add to the set!

Be sure to check out my Skin Tone Color Palette and Icing Formulas!

chocolate graduation decorated sugar cookies


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