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Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial

If you are looking for a fun cookie to make, check out these super fun Ice Cream Cookies! This tutorial is easy and fun to follow!Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial

What do I need for these ice cream cookies?

This recipe uses pillsbury sugar dough and transform cookies into a fun shape of chocolate ice cream! You will need the following to decorate the cookies:

Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
  • Gel food coloring

What are some other fun things you can do with sugar cookie dough?Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial

Sugar cookie dough is a great base for so many fun recipes! Here are some of our favorites:

– Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies – Roll out the sugar cookie dough and form into layers of colored stripes. Then roll it up like a pinwheel to create a beautiful swirl of color.Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial

– Shape Cutouts – Get creative with different shapes and sizes of cookie cutters to make fun cookies for any occasion.

– Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies – Make two different colored sugar cookie doughs, one for the top and bottom of the ice cream sandwich. Stack them together with some delicious ice cream in between!

– Jam Thumbprint Cookies – Use a teaspoon to scoop out the centers of each cookie. Fill with a spoonful of your favorite jam, then bake!

– Chocolate Chip Cookies – Add mini chocolate chips to the sugar cookie dough for a yummy twist.

Where can you serve these awesome Ice Cream cookies?

These delicious cookies are great for any occasion! Serve them at your next birthday party, summer get-together, or just because. Kids will love the fun shape and delicious taste of these Ice Cream Cookies!

What are some helpful tips for decorating these cookies?

Decorating these cookies is easy and a lot of fun! Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of your cookie decorating experience:

– Make sure to let the dough chill in the fridge before rolling it out. This will make it easier to work with and shape into ice cream cones.

– When you are cutting out the shapes, make sure to dip your cookie cutters in flour first. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter and make it easier to work with.

– When adding sprinkles, use a small spoon or tweezers to place them onto each cookie. This is much easier than trying to sprinkle them over the cookie with your fingers.

– Make sure to let the cookies cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet. Otherwise, they may break apart easily.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be making delicious Ice Cream Cookies in no time! Give it a try and enjoy the yumminess of your hard work!

Easy Ice Cream Cookies Sugar Cookie Dough Tutorial


  • Royal Icing Recipe
  • Ingredients:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 8-12 tablespoons room temperature water
  • Gel food coloring
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 package Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour


For The Cookies

  1. Directions:
  2. Combine dough and flour.  Roll to ¼” thickness. Cut out cookie
    shapes.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or
    until the edges start to brown.

For The Icing

  1. In a stand mixer combine sugar and meringue powder.  Add 8 tablespoons of water, using the whisk attachment, beat for 1 minute on low.  Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.
  2. Once prepared - if the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.  Too runny, add more icing sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  3. Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add desired food coloring. Mix well. Scoop the icing into piping bags or icing bottles.

Decorating instructions:

  1. Line around the edge of the design with icing and fill the middle.  Use a
    toothpick to poke bubbles or direct icing into holes.
  2. Allow each design area to dry before moving on. The icing should completely dry, at room temperature for at least four hours, before adding piping details to the top.

Additional decorating tips:

  1. Polka Dots: before the flooded area dries, add dots of different colored icing.
  2. Zig zag design: before the flooded area dries, add stripes of different colored icing and then drag a toothpick through the stripes.
  3. Sprinkles: before the flooded area dries, add sprinkles.
  4. Plaid pattern: allow the flooded icing to dry.  Add stripes of icing to the cookie, creating a plaid pattern.
  5. Candy: glue to the cookie with a drop of icing.
  6. Edible marker: before using on the icing, allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 185Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 0gSugar 41gProtein 1g

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