Celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day

July 9, 2015

By Tab Byrum


July 9th is National Sugar cookie day and I couldn’t be happier, I love sugar cookies, they don’t even have to be decorated, growing up we had sugar cookies a lot and they were baked and sprinkled with just plain sugar. Eventually mom and I got into decorating cookies and even did some cookie bouquets which was a lot of fun. Sugar cookie dough is a very basic dough of sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and either baking powder or baking soda, after that you can be as elaborate or as simple as you want with the icing and decorations.

Today we are going to take a look at sugar cookie design and see just how artistic people are getting with their cookies. There are all kinds of cookie cutters on the market to create shapes for all the major holidays as well as everyday shapes like school buses, bees, people and the list goes on and on. Join me as we talk a look at what was once just cookie baking that has really become a craft and an art. Enjoy!!!




There’s nothing gory or hideous about these Day Of The Dead cookies.


Penguin party anyone?


Happy Face emoji’s never looked so yummy.


Perfect treat for a Little Mermaid party. 


Love this idea of stacked and filled sugar cookies. Leave the top and bottom cookie whole, cut out the center of the 2 middle cookies, stack them with icing between the layers, fill with your favorite treat, ice and decorate the top cookie. 


Sometimes simple is best, heart cookies iced with a knife and decorated with simple flowers.




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I thought this was a good spot to share a sugar cookie recipe with you from www.designeatrepeat.com. Melissa has an awesome recipe on her site as well as lots of hints and good advice for getting the ultimate sugar cookie. Click here to visit her site and her Sugar Cookie post. 


Baby Girl Shower. 


What does the Fox say?!?!


These bookworm and pencil cookies may be my favorites, and if I’m not mistaken the worms are made by using a snowman cutter and turning the cookies upside down to decorate, so that the bottom is now the head and the snowman head is now the bottom of the worm. 


Perfect treats for the after Recital party. 


A great birthday treat for the gardener in your life.


Blue and white Royal icing with silver edible beads make these snowflakes one of a kind. 

I really want to figure out these truck and tree cookies for Christmas. Perfect for a country Christmas celebration. 

Great idea for Halloween treats to differentiate between the girl and boy skeletons, a more feminine color and a little flower on the skull.


These are beyond words, perfect for an animal shelter fundraiser or birthday for that animal lover we all have in our lives.


Who wouldn’t love a bouquet of these beauties?


Great for a pool party, Luau party or just because you love a grass skirt and a coconut bra. 

Images 1-10 courtesy of Tumblr.
Images 12-22 courtesy of Pinterest.
Special thanks to Melissa at DesignEatRepeat.com

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  • Jacqueline France

    Do you have a mailing or e-mail list?

    • Tab Byrum

      Not currently but it’s being worked on. Sorry I’m just getting back to you I’ve been out of town and out of touch for a few days. Thanks for reading and please check back with us.

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