How to Make Sugar Cookies Look Like They’re Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you know how to make sugar cookies look like they’re chocolate chip cookies? It’s not hard and you can use this decorating technique on almost any cookie cutter you own. It’s so simple and a lot of fun!

Sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, royal icing, The Bearfoot Baker

This is also a great way to decorate with kids. You don’t need a ton of royal icing colors and they will have a blast making those cute little chocolate chips! What do you say? Want to decorate with me?

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Cookie Cutters:
This decorating technique will work on almost any cookie cutter. Grab the kids and have fun experimenting with your cutters.
Royal Icing Colors:
  • Ivory- Americolor- 15 Second Consistency or outline and flood consistency.
  • Totally Brown- The Cookie Countess- You’ll need an outline and flood consistency.
  • Bright White- Americolor-15 Second Consistency
Chocolate Chip Royal Icing Transfer
Airbrush Gun:
Airbrush Colors:

How to Make Sugar Cookies Look Like They’re Chocolate Chip Cookies Video:

Enjoy the video!

Let’s get started!

  • Draw your pattern on your cookies with a food-safe marker.
  • Use the outline consistency of the Totally Brown royal icing to make the places inside of the leg holes. I don’t know what they are called, but leg holes work for me. To do this I used a Thingamagenie Decorating Tool to help smooth it out.
  • Next, pipe the bow and flood it.
  • Pipe a zig-zag line at the bottom of each sleeve.
  • It’s time to add a little airbrush to the leg holes, armband, and bow. If you don’t have an airbrush you can pint the icing once it dries or you don’t have to add anything. It will still look like a cute chocolate chip when you’re done.
Time to add the ivory royal icing.

  • Outline the outfit with the ivory royal icing.
  • Flood it.
  • While the ivory color is wet add some thick brown royal icing dots to look like chocolate chips. If you were making real chocolate chip cookies the chips would be a little melted when they come out of the oven don’t make them perfect.
  • Next, use the flood brown royal icing to pipe some smaller dots.
  • Now mix a little water with the Totally Brown Food Gel Color and splatter it on the cookie. This is by far one of my favorite things to do to a cookie. It’s so much fun! All you need to do is dip the brush into the water. Dab it on a paper towel to remove some of the water. Then dip it in the food gel color and dab it on the towel again. Use the turkey lacer to make the color splatter on the cookie.

See! So much fun! You can watch the video to see this in action.

Time to add the chips!

  • Add the circle on the bow.
  • Airbrush the edges of the bow and the outfit.
  • You’re all done!

Sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, royal icing, The Bearfoot Baker

I know I showed you how to decorate the romper and if you want to see the other cookies be sure to check out the video. You’ll see how simple it is to decorate them all. And remember, this technique works on all kinds of cookie shapes. Tag me on FB or IG because I can’t wait to see what shapes you use for this technique!

Thanks for hanging out with me today. I’ll be back soon with more fun cookies!

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