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These baseball royal icing sugar cookies are not only adorable, they are delicious and very easy to make, even for the beginner cookie decorator!
For my son’s 6th birthday we decided to do a baseball themed party! He is a little daddy wanna-be, therefore his favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs.
He was able to celebrate with his new class just before school ended for the summer, so I baked two dozen sugar cookies using my all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe: my mom’s class sugar cookies. However, instead of rolling them out thin like my mom always does, I made them much thicker, almost 1/4″ thick, which made them extra amazing!!! They were soft and perfect!! I could have eaten all 24 just myself! …then I made another huge batch for our family party!
Oddly, I did not take any photos of the process. Most likely because I was making them during the middle of the night…story of my life! So we’ll walk through the process with impromptu photos- – sorry!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
You’ll need to begin by making the sugar cookies. This recipe needs to chill in the refrigerator for several hours before using the dough, so it’s best to plan ahead and prepare the dough much in advance. I often times make the cookie dough and let it sit in the refrigerator a whole day before rolling it out into cookies.
Here’s my favorite sugar cookie recipe that works great for decorating!
Royal Icing Recipe
Once the cookies are baked and ready to go, let them cool while you prepare the royal icing. Here is my absolute favorite royal icing recipe. It’s only three ingredients and literally impossible to mess up! Plus, there’s no sour after taste to this recipe. I’ve tried many different kinds of royal icing recipes, and some of them leave a kind of sour/bitter taste after biting into the cookie.
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Piping The Baseball
Step 1: The process starts by outlining the baseball with a Wilton #4 cake decorating tip.
Step 2: Flood the inside of the cookie with the same color that you piped the outline with. You can choose to use a larger tip if you’d like to speed up the flooding process. Use a toothpick to pop any air bubbles.
Step 3: Once the white royal icing has set up, usually around 1 minute, you can pipe on the baseball stitches. I realize that I didn’t really pipe the stitches on the correct directions, however, they were still super cute!
Store the decorated cookies in an airtight container or in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
I absolutely love the way they turned out – so easy and so cute!!
And of course I made an adorable baseball shirt for him and look-alike baseball tickets for his friend party! I’ll have to share more about his party soon!