Hey Besties! We recently had the awesome opportunity of creating police cookies for an officer’s retirement from the force. We were so honored to contribute to this special celebration, and they turned out so cute, I want to share! Hopefully these will serve as some helpful inspiration for other cookiers as well!
We landed on 6 different designs to make up this large order while also making a couple variations of the donut cookies and the badges. Here are the 6 main designs:
Recipes & Cutters
We used our favorite go-to, no-chill, no-spread, fan fave sugar cookie recipe, which you can find HERE. Let me tell you, I have tried and tweaked so many recipes and I always come back to this one! The flavor and ease simply can’t be beat.
For royal icing, once again, we stayed with our tried and true, faithful recipe, found HERE. I love how easy this recipe is and also the great puffy icing we consistently get.
For these designs, we used a rectangle plaque cutter, which we use ALL the time. If you don’t have a good set of plaque cutters, I highly suggest it, as you can use them for everything. THIS is a set we have and recommend.
We also used THIS t-shirt cutter, which we also use ALL the time! I just recently published another post for Hawaiian shirt cookies utilizing this! But jersey cookies, grill shirt cookies, it’s pretty amazing how many cookies we make of shirts! 🤣
And how could we make police cookies without THIS badge cutter?!
And lastly, the donuts. Now, you can buy a donut cutter. But since I like to be crafty and resourceful, I recommend just using circle cutters to avoid another unnecessary cutter in your collection. We have THIS set of nesting circle cutters and I LOVE how handy they are to have every size of circle cutter available.
Police Cookie Techniques & Decorating
All of these designs are very simple and beginner friendly. Most of these are just a matter of flooding and then piping on details once the flood crusts over. If you are a beginner, note that you do not have to wait for your flood to completely dry before adding details. In fact, it’s best to add your details once the flood is crusted over to avoid cratering.
With the aviator glasses, I drew the design on using an edible marker first and then simply piped over it with black. I have basically no natural artistic skills, so very much rely on my tools to help me out!
Similarly, for the thin blue line heart cookie, we drew the design on the cookie, flooded all the black areas, then added the white areas and blue line one the black had crusted over. Lastly, we added the white dots.
Smiles & Sweet Relief
The police force retirement party LOVED these cookies! Our clientele is always so good about trusting us to design something amazing and we so appreciate that. In this case, the retiree enjoyed some amazing cookies while his wife enjoyed the sweet relief that he safely made it through his career. We’re so happy to be able to contribute! I hope this inspires you to create something fabulous for someone on the police force in your community!
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