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Handwriting Sugar Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 38 minutes
  • Yield: 24-30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Super cute handwriting sugar cookies perfect for back-to-school or teacher gifts!




  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg


  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • black gel food coloring



  1. Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs and continue to mix.
  3. Add the vanilla and continue mixing together.
  4. Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  8. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  11. Put flour out on a flat surface, rub flour on a rolling pin, and if needed, work some flour into the batter.
  12. Roll the dough out and using the cookie cutter begin to cut out the cookies.
  13. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  14. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  16. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely, about 10 minutes.


  1. Combine all ingredients (except the food coloring) in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 cup powder sugar.
  3. Scoop some white icing into a piping bag with a number 2 tip.
  4. Scoop some icing into another bowl and add a few drops of black food gel.
  5. Scoop some icing into a bag fitted with a number 2 tip.
  6. Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
  7. Pipe on a white outline with the white icing bag, fill in with the thinner white icing.
  8. Let the cookies dry, for at least 8 hours in a cooled oven before drawing on the lines and adding the letters.
  9. Using the edible blue marker, make paper lines as well as with the red marker.
  10. Using the black icing, pipe on letters.
  11. Let dry for 2 hours before bagging, should you decide to bag them up for gifts.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 4777
  • Sugar: 398.3 g
  • Sodium: 2815.6 mg
  • Fat: 216.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 124 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 662 g
  • Fiber: 38.5 g
  • Protein: 80.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 1418.1 mg

Keywords: handwriting sugar cookies