Overwhelmed by cuteness, I searched the web in pursuit of the perfect baby shower favors for my little sister’s upcoming jungle baby shower. Of course, homemade cookies and cake pops were in the running from the beginning! After browsing through endless adorable little knick-knacks that could be handed out as baby shower favors, I decided to make my favorite sugar cookies in the shape of adorable onesies decorated with my favorite royal icing.
In addition to the fact that you will be saying “aaaawwwwww…” out loud every five minutes while you are making them, the great thing about onesie baby shower cookies is that you have endless options for decorating. You can use any pattern and any color combination you can come up with.
My sister’s baby shower was a jungle theme featuring the colors blue and green. I used royal icing transfers to add monkeys and lions to the onesie cookies and decorated them with different combinations of patterns and colors to match. Today, I’m excited to share with you how I made my favorite onesie cookies with an argyle pattern. Substitute the colors on your baby shower cookies to match the theme of the party you are hosting/attending.
Supplies for Onesie Baby Shower Cookies
To make onesie baby shower cookies, you will need:
- Cookies made from your favorite sugar cookie recipe and cut using a onesie cookie cutter
- Royal icing in three to five colors - I used blue, green, orange and brown. (I used 12-count consistency icing for all the steps in this tutorial. If you need help with icing color or consistency, check out the How To Make Royal Icing section of 101 Essential Cookie Decorating Resources.)
- Small confetti sprinkles
- Icing bags or bottles, couplers, and tips (I used a #2 tip for all the steps in this tutorial.)
- Pair of tweezers (clean and use for baking only)
How To Make Onesie Cookies with an Argyle Pattern
Start by marking the location of the tops, sides, and bottoms of the diamonds in the argyle pattern. Do this by making tiny dots with your orange royal icing. Immediately move on to Step #2.
Connect the dots with your orange royal icing so that you have three diamonds next to each other and touching. Immediately move on to Step #3.
Flood the diamond shapes with orange royal icing. While the orange icing is still wet, draw an “X” in each diamond with blue royal icing. Using this wet-on-wet technique ensures that the blue icing is flush with the orange, creating a smooth surface. Complete Steps #1 – 3 for all cookies. Set the onesie cookies aside to let the icing dry for at least 20 minutes.
Outline and immediately flood the onesie shape with your green royal icing. While the green icing is wet, use a pair of tweezers (clean and used for baking only) to place three orange confetti sprinkles on the bottom of the onesie as buttons. If you are using royal icing transfers on your onesie cookies, place them onto the wet green royal icing. Complete Step #4 for all cookies. Set the onesie cookies aside to let the icing dry for at least 20 minutes.
Finish off the onesie cookies by drawing an outline with your orange royal icing. Complete this step for all cookies and set them aside to completely dry before stacking or packaging, preferably overnight.
These onesie cookies can easily be personalized and individually packaged so that you can hand them out as baby shower favors. To learn how to bag and create labels for your cookies, check out Cookie Coloring Kits | Homemade Cookie Gifts.