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.
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.
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.
- Knot & Bow, cat paper
- Little Arrow, Cat Lady Keychain
- Bonjour Fete, Crazy Cat Lady
- Fancy Sprinkles
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
These are so freakin’ cute! I love the positive messages and puns. I could see them at an eight-year-old’s birthday party.
Me too! I’ve got a party in the works with these cat cookies.
These are the cutest! So fun!
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!
Ryan – you know it. I’ve got a post coming up filled with puppy paws and bones. Just you wait.
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 ????
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.
How pretty and fun these cookies look! I am loving those pawsitive messages on them. So creative!
Me too! So important in today’s world, right?
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 😀
Good! Glad to be of help.
Ok these are TOO CUTE! I have a coworker who is cat obsessed so I can’t wait to make these!
What a great coworker you are!
These kitty cookies are SO dang cute!! Love the sprinkles, too!
Fancy Sprinkles are just the best – so fun.
Oh my gosh! These meow cookies are so cute! I love it!
These are so cute – you are truly talented!! Can’t wait to try my hand at these 🙂
Aww thanks Stephanie!
I love these and am so down to give my cat lover friends some sweet attention by making these adorbs cookies. So purrr-fect!
I like the way you think, Lorna!