Think Pawsitive Cat Cookies

If  you’re a follower of @TheSweetNerd on Instagram, you probably know by now that I have a dog Bailey, but today’s post is all about…felines! These cat sugar cookies are a meow-thful of cookie, topped-with electric blue icing, sprinkles, and (one more pun?) paws-itive messages. These treats will make you the coolest ‘crazy cat lady’ out there – guaranteed.

Fancy Sprinkles, Knot & Bow paper, and more kitty madness

MEOW

This post is filled from nose to tail with cat fun. From cute paper to trinkets, feel free to use any and all to assemble a fun treat bag!

As for the cookie itself, I whipped up a batch of my tried-and-true sugar cookies (recipe below). Before baking, I used cat cookie cutters for the shapes.

Drawing the cat face

When it came down to the icing, I found this easy mix online – CK Royal Icing Mix. It’s essentially an egg white base (meringue powder), and all you have to do is add water. If you’re crunched for time or just plain ol’ not feeling it, use the mix and get these kitties baking in no time. I also included my recipe below if you want to make it from scratch. Either way you go, puuurrrlease don’t forget to add the electric blue dye to the icing before you pipe and flood the cookies.

Pipe and flood the icing, and after the icing dries, grab those Gourmet pens and start your drawing or messaging! Add one more layer of icing to the outer edge of the cat face, and before it dries, add sprinkles on top of the wet icing.

My inspiration came from Hello Giggles with their positive messaging, and I thought it would be appropriate for a femme spin in light of today’s world. Of course, both boys and girls can enjoy messages of gratitude and claw-someness. Or come up with your own messaging!

Give these cat sugar cookies to your favorite little person in need of a reminder to smile. 

Kitty Cat Madness!

OUR FAVES 

Pawsitive Cat Sugar Cookies

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Cat Sugar Cookies

By TheSweetNerd  

May 15, 2018

Ingredients

Cookies

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

Royal Icing

2 pounds confectioners sugar

5 tablespoons meringue powder

2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 to 3/4 cups warm water

Americolor Electric Blue

Directions

Cookies

1Dries: Whisk flour and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

2Base: In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Next, add eggs and vanilla.

3Gradually, add dries to base just until incorporated. Chill in refrigerator up to one hour. Roll on lightly floured surface. Cut shapes.

4Bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.

5Note: When you cut into a shape, chill in freezer to set. Then, transfer directly to hot oven.

Royal Icing

1Add vanilla flavoring into 1/2 cup water and set aside until step 3.

2In the mixer (paddle attachment), gently mix confectioners sugar and meringue powder on low.

3Add 1/2 cup flavored water and mix on low until it is thick and lumpy.

4Drizzle the remaining water as needed until it becomes a thick-like honey consistency.

5At this point, turn mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes or so until icing is thick and fluffy. Stop when it forms a soft peak.

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22 Comments

  • Tessa
    3 months ago

    These are so freakin’ cute! I love the positive messages and puns. I could see them at an eight-year-old’s birthday party.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Me too! I’ve got a party in the works with these cat cookies.

  • Lauren
    3 months ago

    These are the cutest! So fun!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Thanks Lauren!

  • Ryan A.
    3 months ago

    These are pawsitively adorable! I’m a cat lover – don’t get me wrong – but could we also get pawsitive with our canine friends? That’d be awesome to see as well!

    As for now, I’ll be making these for the crazy (and non-crazy) cat lovers alike

    Gorgeous job! As always!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Ryan – you know it. I’ve got a post coming up filled with puppy paws and bones. Just you wait.

  • Kendall
    3 months ago

    These are so cute! I love how simple but adorable they are. My sisters would love these and it couldn’t be too hard to make them vegan 🧐

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      I’m sure you could swap out a few ingredients for vegan ones – it’s only the sugar cookie that would need to be edited.

  • 3 months ago

    How pretty and fun these cookies look! I am loving those pawsitive messages on them. So creative!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Me too! So important in today’s world, right?

  • Claire
    3 months ago

    These are just super cute!
    They would be perfect for a birthday party….my son is animal crazy so I am looking for all the ideas I can get to make his birthday filled with animal treats 😀

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Good! Glad to be of help.

  • Liz
    3 months ago

    Ok these are TOO CUTE! I have a coworker who is cat obsessed so I can’t wait to make these!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      What a great coworker you are!

  • 3 months ago

    These kitty cookies are SO dang cute!! Love the sprinkles, too!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Fancy Sprinkles are just the best – so fun.

  • 3 months ago

    Oh my gosh! These meow cookies are so cute! I love it!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Thanks Shanika!

  • 3 months ago

    These are so cute – you are truly talented!! Can’t wait to try my hand at these 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Aww thanks Stephanie!

  • Lorna Soonhee Umphrey
    3 months ago

    I love these and am so down to give my cat lover friends some sweet attention by making these adorbs cookies. So purrr-fect!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      I like the way you think, Lorna!

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