Here's an easy idea for putting an adorable summertime spin on our classic cut-out cookie recipe. Allow the cookies to cool completely before proceeding to prepare your royal icing in whatever vibrant summer colors you choose.


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

Makes 20 to 30 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Arrange 8 popsicle sticks on baking sheet at a time.

  • Lightly flour a clean surface and rolling pin. Roll cookie dough to a ½ inch thickness. Using a popsicle shape cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes.

  • Transfer each cookie cut-out to the baking sheet, placing a cookie on top of each popsicle stick, leaving 1 1/2 inches of the popsicle stick uncovered. Arrange cookies 1 inch apart. Bake until lightly golden brown around edges, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan for 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Place prepared royal icing in a piping bag or a ziplock bag with 1 corner snipped, and decorate cookies. Pipe icing onto cookie, and use a wooden pick to spread icing to edges and corners of cookie.