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Teacher Love Cookies

Show gratitude and appreciation for your teacher with these cute teacher-love cookies. They are perfect for teacher appreciation week.

Close-up of decorated cookies.

HOW TO DECORATE TEACHER LOVE COOKIES

Inspired by Robert Indiana’s Love Statue, I created Love Statue Cookies. I decided to use the same idea, with a creative play on letters, to make these teacher appreciation cookies.

SUGAR COOKIES AND ROYAL ICING

I used my favorite classic sugar cookie recipe to make the cookies. And to decorate I used my favorite Fresh Lemon Royal Icing.

Do you want to perfectly square cookies? Try using a perforated mat for baking cookies.

Undecorated square cookies and colorful icing in several piping bags.

TEACHER LOVE COOKIES DECORATING TEMPLATE

I used a simple cardstock template to get the outlines of the LOVE design onto a cookie. Check out the tools sections for details.

Cardstock template for cookie decorating.

FLOOD SQUARE COOKIES WITH ICING

Start by outlining and flooding a square cookie with 15-second consistency white icing (steps 1-6). Distribute and smooth the icing with a toothpick or a scribe. Accentuate corners and let the icing dry overnight (steps 7-8).

Square cookie flooded with white icing.

HOW TO USE A DECORATING TEMPLATE

Print the template onto cardstock (see the tools section at the bottom of the post for tools). Cut it out with an exacto knife. Trace the outlines onto icing with a edible marker or a metal scribe. I used a gray marker (steps 2-4). Or you can trace the design directly onto the cookie (steps 5-6).

Cookies iced with icing, with a decorating guide outline on the top.

DECORATE LETTERS

With 20-second consistency, green icing outline and flood the L letter. Use a a scribe to smooth the icing (steps 1-6).

Outlining and flooding letter l with green icing.

Outline and flood the E letter with 20-second consistency white icing (steps 1-6).

Square cookie, outlining, and flooding a letter with white icing.

HOW TO PIPE YELLOW PENCILS

Outline and flood the body of the pencil with yellow 20-second icing (steps 1-3). Immediately pipe the collar with 20-second ivory icing. To make the collar top pipe three dots on the ivory-yellow border. Use a scribe and up and down motion to level dots into the icing (steps 4-8).

Creating a pencil with yellow and ivory royal icing.

Once the first pencil crusts you can pipe the second pencil next to it (steps 1-4). Finish pencil design with a pink eraser. Pipe 20-second pink icing on the bottom of first pencil (steps 5-8).

Outlining and flooding yellow pencil design on a cookie.

MAKE AN APPLE: FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

Follow the apple outline with 20-second red royal icing and immediately fill the middle. Use as scribe tool to smooth the icing and let the apple crust for 20 minutes before adding the stem (steps 1-6).

Outlining and flooding apple shape with red icing.

Be sure to wait for an apple to crust before adding the brown stem with 20-second consistency brown icing (steps 1-3).

Piping a brown stem on an apple.

Pipe a small leaf with 20-second consistency green icing on the side of the brown stem (steps 1-5).

Piping a small green leaf on a brown stem with royal icing.

ADD DETAILS: DECORATE WITH EDIBLE MARKERS

Before you can draw on cookies with edible markers, let the icing dry. If the icing is dry, the marker tip will break the icing crust.

Decorated cookies with royal icing and three edible markers on the side.

Use edible markers to draw details on dry icing.

Close-up of a cookie being decorated with edible markers.

MORE TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IDEAS

Decorated square cookies are laid on lined paper.

TO MAKE TEACHER APPRECIATION LOVE COOKIES YOU NEED

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