Cookie Decorating Supplies

When it comes to cookie decorating there are a LOT of fun tools and supplies that can fill up your kitchen (and empty your wallet). But we’ll do our best to save you from buying ALL the things, and just focus on the basics for now.

To start, you should review the recipes supplied for this class to make sure your pantry is stocked with the basics (flour, sugar, butter, etc.) Beyond that, there are a few additional supplies that are key to the cookie decorating process.

Some things you may already have in your kitchen:

  • A stand-mixer (e.g. Kitchenaid) or handheld mixer
  • A rubber spatula for mixing your icing
  • Bowls or containers for mixing and storing icing (preferably lidded)
  • Sharp scissors for cutting your piping bags
  • A rolling pin (ideally with thickness guides)
  • Cookie/baking sheets
  • Parchment paper

And a few you may not:

  • Meringue Powder for your royal icing
  • Clear vanilla extract to keep your icing bright white
  • Tipless Piping Bags
  • Gel Food Coloring (I recommend “Americolor” brand)
  • A spray bottle for water
  • A scribe tool (or pointy toothpick)
  • Cookie cutters OR a penblade (or sharp paring knife) for hand-cutting dough
  • An edible ink pen or marker (not essential, but a cheap and useful item to have on hand)

For your convenience, I’ve compiled a “just the basics” supply list on my Amazon storefront. Head on over if there’s anything you’re missing! And if you want to eventually start expanding your list of tools, you can also browse additional supplies HERE.

NOTE: Access to a printer is also very useful for this class as there are some materials that you may wish to print.