One of my favorite party favors to give out are decorated cut-out sugar cookies in plastic treat bags. I have made sugar cookie party favors before for my flood party, my nephew’s 1st birthday party (picture below), and they were one of my 12 Christmas cookies last Christmas.
As you can see from my pictures, I am gradually getting better at making these cut-outs. I don’t have the steadiest hand when I am trying to pipe straight lines but I am definitely getting better and faster.
The whole process to prep for these cut-out sugar cookies started the Saturday before the party. I made three batches of cookie dough and make assorted sizes of stars.
Check out this post for the recipe
Place cooled sugar cookies in stacks in airtight containers. These will be iced the following day.
Pipe the edges of the cookies with royal icing.
I use a combination of table space and stacking cookie sheets while the icing dries.
Once piping is dried, you can start the flooding process. I use squeeze bottles to make the process quicker.
Allow the cookies to dry after the flooding step. Once cookies are completely dried I like to pipe the edges again so they have clean lines, this part is optional. Let cookies dry completely and then put cookies in airtight containers layered between wax paper. Keep the cookies in the containers until the day before party.
To make the sugar cookie party favors on the day of the party, place the cookies in treat bags and tie with ribbons or twist ties. For this party, I placed three different size stars, in red, white, and blue and tied them with red, white and blue ribbon to go with the theme.
You can easily customize these cut-out cookies to match your party’s theme by the cookies cutters you select, how you decorate them, and how you package them together. For my flood party, I placed a boat cookie and an umbrella cookie in each bag and tied them with a silver twist tie. Then, for my nephew’s party I just placed one birthday cake cookie in each bag and tied them with bright polka dot ribbon.
One of my favorite places to buy cookie cutters is The Cookie Cutter Shop. Check out their cookie cutters to get inspiration for for your next party!