Instead of just decorating the top of the sugar cookie, try mixing things up by decorating the sides of the cookie with sprinkles.

  • Fun for the kids!Let the kids join in on the cookie baking fun as they roll the cookie dough in colorful sprinkles, crushed candies, or nuts.
  • So colorful! These cookies are so fun and colorful with their icing and decorated sides that you’ll never want to have plain sugar cookies again.
  • So easy!All you have to do is roll your cookie dough into a log, pour your favorite decorative toppings on some parchment paper, and roll the dough log in the toppings before slicing it into cookie shapes.

Tips for Decorating the Edges of Your Sugar Cookies

Use the Right Dough

Be sure to use a dough that won’t spread very much when baking. Look for recipes that have a higher flour to sugar ratio or for those without leavening. Our sugar cookie mixes work really well. It also works best to work with refrigerated dough.

Recommended Toppings

We found our PP Jimmiesto work really well for this. You can also usesugar crystals, turbinado sugar, decorating sprinkles, chopped bark, crushed candies, or nuts.

How to Decorate the Sides of Your Sugar Cookies

To decorate the sides of your cookies, roll the dough into a log about two inches in diameter. Tear off a sheet of parchment or wax paper as long as the log, and sprinkle your coating on the sheet of paper. Roll your log in the decorating materials, lifting the wax paper to press the sprinkles into the dough.

Once the log is well-coated, cut it into thick slices and bake. It may take a few more minutes than usual. If you find that just sprinkles on the sides aren’t enough, add frosting on the top for bright, festive cookies.

Do More with Your Sugar Cookies

Vanilla sugar cookies with red food color and cherry flavored frosting with sprinkles.

The fun with sugar cookies doesn’t have to end here. Turn making sugar cookies into fun for the whole family.Learn how to paint your sugar cookies and other ways to make your sugar cookies extraordinary. Just tell us where to send it.

(Updated from January 26, 2017)

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