How to Distress Sugar Cookies for an Aged Look
Earlier this week I showed you How to Make Fun and Fabulous Flag Cookies with the neat cutters Tracy and I worked on a few weeks ago. I had an idea and wanted to make a simple, but unique cookie platter that would look like a flag for the 4th of July. When I explained what I wanted we began talking about the how, when, and wheres of how to make it work. Well, the cutters are made and I couldn’t be happier with them. I made a simple flag that you can see here, but today I decided I want to show you how to distress sugar cookies to get an aged look. It is a perfect way to make a rustic flag cookie platter.
I love vintage things and when I distress sugar cookies it makes me really happy!
Supplies to Distress Sugar Cookies:
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Tutorial and video How to Make these Fun and Fabulous Flag Cookies can be found here.
Flag Cookie Cutters here and here.
Brush for Adding the Cocoa Powder
Airbrush Gun and Brown Airbrush Color
To make these cookies you need to start with sugar cookies that have been outlined, flooded, and dried completely.
Once the cookies are ready, use something with a “needle-like” tip to scratch the top of the cookie. I used a turkey lacer and started scratching the cookie surface and it took several minutes to get all of the cookies ready. It was fun making the designs but it wasn’t a fast process.
Once the cracks are etched it is time to distress the sugar cookies. It is simple and all you need is a little cocoa powder and a brush so you can apply it to the cookies.
See the difference in the distressed cookies?
Once you have added all of the cracks, it is time to add the airbrushing. Here’s a little video to show you how to do that. Line the cookies up and airbrush them in one smooth motion. You will see how in the video and I think you are going to like it.
I hope you are ready for the 4th of July. I am pinning cookie and cake ideas so if you want to see the cute things I find on Pinterest, follow my cookie board and Independence board for some really fun and cute ideas.