Pinterest Cookie-d {Ombre Cookies}

This set wasn’t part of my original game plan, but after seeing my friend Glory’s cake, I had to make matching cookies.  So, here they are…

Making these was so ridiculously easy, I almost felt like I was cheating.

In a perfect world, I’d use an airbrush, but I don’t have one yet so I used the same Wilton sprays that I used for my autumn leaf cookies

To make ombre cookies, ouline and flood your cookies with white icing.  For tips on outlining and flooding, click HERE.

Let them dry completely, as in OVERNIGHT.

In the meantime, I made myself a paper guide to use so that all my sections would be even.

In this case, I want three shades on every cookie, so I broke it into thirds.

To begin, hold the can of airbrush spray a little away from the cookie, and give them a light mist of color.  Let them dry…

Next, using a sheet of paper and the guidelines, cover one third of the cookie and lightly mist the exposed area again.  Let that dry.

To finish, cover all but the top third of the cookie and spray it once more.

Let this dry and you’re finished.

Simple but striking…

I hope you are enjoying this series.  Be sure to visit my friend Ashleigh and check out her “Keep Calm” cookies.

My other Pinterest inspired cookies can be found by clicking these links:


Chevron Cookies

Quatrefoil Cookies

Owl Cookies

Vintage Lace Cookies

Bunting/Pennant Banner Cookies

Moustache Cookies

Subway Art Cookies

Cupcake Topper Cookies


I may have a Pinterst problem myself.  I CANNOT stop PINNING!  Do you Pinterest?  What are your favorite trends?  Are you addicted as I am?


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  1. 61
    maryann says:

    They’re so gorgeous and classy Callye! What a beautiful idea and so perfectly piped!

  2. 62
    April says:

    I love these! They are so beautiful and elegant. I will be making some this weekend!

  3. 63
    Beth Bocock says:

    Beautiful! My daughter wants me to make these for her cheerleading awards dinner!

  4. 64
    Jasmine says:

    Do you sell these?

  5. 65
    Kayla says:

    Can you freeze these at all in order to prepare them in advance?

    • 65.1
      Sweet Sugar Belle says:

      I bake them in advance and freeze, but I would be careful freezing them decorating. That can be dangerous.

    • 65.2
      Sweet Sugar Belle says:

      Not in the food poisoning way, but more in the waking up to 150 unusable damaged cookies way. Royal icing can be fickle.

  6. 66
    Jennifer says:

    I made these cookies for easter this past weekend they came out perfectly. Your sugar cookie recipe is divine. I posted about it on my blog below and credited you for this amazing recipe and design! I would love for you to check it out

  7. 67
    lyndsay says:

    LOVE this idea… so beautiful and simple and graphic! brilliant! xo

  8. 68
    Asmita says:

    Awesome! I think this is something I can manage. Cannot wait to make these for my daughter. Thank you so much!

  9. 69
    devorah says:

    i love these cookies and want to try it out but im short on time- dont have overnight to let icing dry and then spray- how many hours do you think minimum to let the royal icing dry?


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