Food Emoji Cookies Part Two! Fruits and Vegetables

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Well, this is one way to get my daughter to eat her vegetables! These fruit and vegetable emoji cookies are the second part of my food emoji cookie series (maybe I’ll gather up the energy to do another set, but don’t hold your breath… these took forever!).  

The corn and broccoli turned out to be my favorite in the set. Although I really love how the coconut turned out, too! I posted a few days ago on Instagram about Olive calling corn “kern” and how it’s the cutest thing ever. And she says it with such conviction, like “KERN!”. Scroll down for the video tutorial and printable instructions.

I had to speed up the video to fit everything in and it still ended up being 15 minutes long! I have no idea how long it actually took to make all of these cookies because I did this over the course of several days in between other projects.

 Printable supply list and instructions:

Fruit and Vegetable Emoji Cookies!


  • Roll-out cookie dough
  • Templates to cut cookies (google image search "food emoji cookies" and print them any size you like!)
  • Flood consistency royal icing
  • "Tipless" decorating bags
  • Scribe tool
  • Edible ink marker for kiwi seeds
  • Fine tip brush (find one in the art supply section of the craft store)
  • Decorator brushes
  • Paint palette
  • Blue, Yellow, Orange, & Red from the Wilton Color Right set
  • Crystal Colors Snowflake powdered food coloring for highlights
  • Grain alcohol, vodka, or extract for painting (Alcohol or flavored extracts are used for painting on royal icing because they evaporate very quickly, which means that the liquid won’t dissolve the icing as you are applying the paint. The stronger the alcohol, the better!)


  1. Begin by icing the cookie with flood consistency royal icing. 
  2. Use a scribe tool to help shape the icing.
  3. Allow the icing to dry completely. 
  4. Mix food coloring with grain alcohol, vodka, or any flavor extract such as vanilla, lemon, or almond. 
  5. Use the edible paint to add shading to the dry icing.       
  6. Use white powdered food coloring for highlights.
  7. Repeat the process on the rest of the cookies.


Find all of these supplies in my Amazon Store.

Learn everything you need to know about royal icing here!

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Cookie Portrait of Why Don’t We – Time Lapse Video

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I started listening to 8 Letters by Why Don’t We and now I can’t stop! Follow the link to download or stream the track:

Here’s a time lapse video of how I made this cookie portrait of Why Don’t We’s album cover.

The process of creating portraits on a cookie is rather time consuming, as I’m sure you can imagine! This one took me about 8 hours (not including making the dough, baking the cookie, mixing the icing, and editing the video). I used Crystal Colors powdered food coloring mixed with alcohol (Read more about painting on royal icing in this post) in Charcoal for the shadows and Snowflake for the highlights. You can find these at The tiniest details were done with the help of a fine tip Rainbow Dust edible ink marker.

It’s not easy creating this type of cookie, but so satisfying when it’s finished!

Now go listen to 8 Letters by Why Don’t We 🙂



Galaxy Skull Cookies!

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It feels like we’re on the tail-end of the galaxy trend, but don’t think I’ll ever get sick of these designs! I’ve been sitting on this project for months and I finally had time to edit the video. But it worked out because these galaxy skull cookies seem fitting this time of year with Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos right around the corner.



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The Cookie Shop Is Open!

It’s been a long time since I started selling cookies on Etsy, but I’m finally taking cookie orders again for the first time in 4 years! I can hardly believe it myself. Back in 2014, I decided to stop taking orders so that I could focus all of my energy on teaching cookie decorating classes and creating video tutorials. I gave up my commercial kitchen and worked out of art studios, but all of that changed when we built the new cookie studio over the summer.

Once the studio was just about done, I applied for my Food Establishment License and waited patiently (not really) for over 2 months for my inspection. Just last week I passed my inspection and opened my little online shop!

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