Butterfly and Dragonfly Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Butterfly and Dragonfly Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing are decorated with a wet on wet technique to create little heart designs.

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I mentioned in Halloween Cookies post that I had a few sets of decorated sugar cookies to share. I made this batch for my cousin’s little girl Hailey’s 6th birthday at the beginning of September. Why did I wait so long to post? I guess you could say I’ve been a bit busy and forgot!

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My aunt gave me this neat dragonfly cookie cutter, and a new butterfly, so I made a variety of shapes. I used the same principles as the original Butterfly Cookies, but this time I decided to do letters and numbers – her name and age to be exact.

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To do this, I used what is called a wet on wet technique with the royal icing which results in little hearts. First, you outline the design and let that dry for at least 1 hour. Then, you flood the inside with a solid color. Next, use another color of flood consistency icing to make dots and run a toothpick through the dots to create heart patterns. I did this to create Hailey’s name and age (6) in little tiny hearts. I also did some single dots to make single hearts, and some dots within dots, like in the photo below of the yellow circles with the black circle inside. I added a few white sugar pearls on some of the cookies in the wet flood icing.

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Hailey’s favorite color is pink and my favorite color is purple, so I used those and threw in some yellow to compliment. I love the look of the black outline and design with these cookies – I think it really accentuates the colors.

To make the pattern show on the bottom wings of the purple and yellow butterfly, I piped lines of flood consistency icing on freshly flooded section and then dragged the toothpick from the outside in many times to create that pattern. This is a technique that I used for these Easter Cookies.

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Each cookie is unique, so I’m trying to show all of them to give more ideas for how to decorate them.

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As always, these cookies were so fun to make and a true creative outlet! Hailey loved these and so did the rest of the family. Look for more sugar cookies to come!

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For step by step method details, see my original Butterfly Sugar Cookies post. For specifics and Q&A, see my Royal Icing page.

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