If you’re looking to sharpen your baking skills and piping bag prowess or if you’re currently trialing dessert decorating, you may want to try out this DIY cookie decorating kit!
Need a gift for kids who love to frost and decorate? Or how about a parent or grandparent who wants a special activity to do with their kids or grandkids? This cookie decorating kit is the perfect gift to help them create something sprinkled with fun this holiday season. My girls and I recently made one for some very special little neighbors as part of our Random Acts of Kindness challenge this month.
We have been blessed with the most incredible neighbors. Our next-door neighbors, in particular, have helped make our new(ish) house feel more like home.
This cookie decorating kit DIY has everything you need for hours of cookie embellishing and madness. This DIY cookie kit makes no mess at all! Little kids can join any time they want without the hassle of cleaning up after.
As soon as you unbox this holiday cookie decorating kit, you can start furnishing your cookies with various icing colors, designs, and toppings! Get innovative with your family using this cookie decorating kit.
Decorate Your Own Cookie Kit
The kids are always running back and forth between backyards to play, and living near them has meant hundreds of little acts of caring and kindness that mean the world to us.
Our one of a kind cookie kit is perfect for all occasions. From an indoor activity idea because the weather is gloomy outside, a gift for loved ones and friends during Valentine’s day, a special homebaked dessert for a family member’s birthday party, to a simple holiday party at home.
This cookie kit has got you covered! If you ever find yourself muddled in the chaos of a holiday or special occasion, decorating homemade treats for a cookie swap will give you plenty of satisfaction.
Occasionally, embellishing each and every individual cookie may take some time but thanks to the DIY cookie-making kit, your cookies will not only pass but they’ll end up unvanquished at the end of the day!
How to Use this DIY Cookie Decorating Kit
My youngest and I started by making vanilla almond sugar cookie cutouts when the big kids were at school.
Then, we collected M&Ms fun-size candies, sprinkles, mini marshmallows, and nonpariels to give as toppings. We added our favorite icing in piping bags.
When my older daughter got home she helped me with making our package pretty.
We topped our decorating goodies with a pretty pink ribbon, so it would peek through the window of our bakery box.
We finished our gift with bakery twine and an inexpensive ornament.
They say it’s better to give than receive, and in this case, it was very true! This was such a fun little bonding activity for my girls and me, and it gave us so much joy to give it to our next-door friends.
I hope you’re a fan of our cookie decorating kit. I also like the idea of making a cupcake decorating kit. What kind of kit would you make? Let me know in the comments below!
21 thoughts on “DIY Cookie Decorating Kit”
Love it, such a cute idea!
I’m so glad you like it, Valerie!
love this1 what a cute idea!
so much fun, my kids would love this!
We had so much fun! Of course, we kept some to decorate ourselves 🙂
This is so creative.Appropriate for kids, as well as busy moms. Bonus…I can customize it to be gluten-free or allergy free! This really is a great idea. Thank you for sharing! Pinning, too.
Thanks so much for sharing, Amanda!
Very cute idea, thanks for sharing! I’m visiting from Show & Tell with Sugar Bee Crafts :).
This is the sweetest thing I have seen in a very long time!!! I especially LOVE that you made it for your neighbors, we often overlook our neighbors these days (when in truth they do SO MUCH). We give ours a box of our homemade goodies every year, but this is a great idea for the ones with kiddos at home! Thanks for sharing !
This is such a wonderful idea and your photos are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired. Have a wonderful holiday season.
This is such a great idea! I just wish I had seen this earlier so I could have given this to my Secret Santa!
I love this idea, but what is in the piping bags and did you include directions for piping?
Great catch! I updated the post to include a link to our favorite royal icing recipe 🙂 I didn’t include instructions for the piping, but our neighbors snipped a tiny bit off the tip of the disposable piping bags and frosted the cookies that way.
Fantastic! Thank you very much!
Does your royal icing not begin to separate in the piping bags? If they don’t use it for a day or so?
I really haven’t had a problem with that at all, as long as I seal the piping bags without air, and keep them refrigerated. I do always knead the bags quickly before piping though.
Love this idea!
What consistency of icing did you use? Outline icing is different than flooding icing. But novices might not know what to do.
Hi Christina, I used the same icing but added a little additional water when “flooding” the cookies. 🙂
Love this idea! I would like to do this for Valentine’s Day. Where did you get your cookie boxes? Thanks!
I’m glad you like it! I just got standard bakery boxes which you can find at most craft stores in the baking section. I also found some on amazon (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2KP8knF. Let me know how they turn out!