Engagement Party Sugar Cookies

These 3 engagement party sugar cookies with royal icing are simple and perfect for beginners:

  1. Engagement Ring Sugar Cookies
  2. Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies
  3. X’s & O’s Sugar Cookies

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My brother just got engaged which means it’s time to make engagement party sugar cookies for him and his fiancee!

Since I received a positive response from my Fiesta Sugar Cookies, we’ll be following a similar format where I break down exactly what colors and icing consistency you need for each cookie.

If this is your first time making sugar cookies with royal icing, then I recommend checking out my Fiesta Sugar Cookies post, where I go into more detail about making sugar cookies and working with royal icing.

Assortment of decorated engagement party sugar cookies

What You Need To Make Engagement Party Sugar Cookies

  1. Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  2. Your favorite royal icing recipe
    1. Two-Ingredient Royal Icing by Patti Paige (detailed Youtube video)
    2. Royal Icing by Alton Brown (basic, no-frills)
  3. Cookie decorating
  4. Cookie cutters

What You Need To Make Engagement Party Sugar Cookies

Your favorite sugar cookie recipe

  1. Sugar Cookies by Handle the Heat (my favorite)
  2. Sugar Cookies by Sugared Sentiments (another favorite)

Your favorite royal icing recipe

  1. Two-Ingredient Royal Icing by Patti Paige (detailed Youtube video)
  2. Royal Icing by Alton Brown (basic, no-frills)

Cookie decorating

  1. Red food coloring gel
  2. Silver and gold sprinkle (sugar crystal) mix
  3. Pastry bags
  4. Scissors

Cookie cutters

  1. Diamond Ring Cookie Cutter
  2. Heart & XO Cookie Cutter Set

Engagement Ring Sugar Cookies On Counter With Ingredients

How To Make Engagement Ring Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. Engagement ring-shaped sugar cookies
  2. White royal icing (piping consistency)
  3. Silver sugar crystals

Instructions

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, pour the silver sugar crystals on a small plate. Set aside.
  2. Next, fill a pastry bag with white piping icing.
  3. Secure the end of the pastry bag with a rubber band (or twist tie).
  4. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the icing.

How To Make Engagement Ring Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. Engagement ring-shaped sugar cookies
  2. White royal icing (piping consistency)
  3. Silver sugar crystals

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, pour the silver sugar crystals on a small plate. Set aside.
  2. Next, fill a pastry bag with white piping icing.
  3. Secure the end of the pastry bag with a rubber band (or twist tie).
  4. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the icing.

Step 1: Decorate the ring

  1. First, outline the ring of the cookie with icing two times.
  2. Next, gently place the cookie face down on the plate of silver sugar crystals.
  3. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  4. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  5. Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ring cookies.

Step 2: Decorate the diamond

  1. First, outline the diamond of the cookie with icing.
  2. Next, fill the inside of the outline with icing.
  3. Use a toothpick to fill any small spaces and remove any air bubbles.
  4. Once the top layer of icing has hardened, outline the diamond with icing again.
  5. Add a horizontal line from the left end to the right end of the diamond.
  6. Create a ‘w’ shape on the top half of the diamond.
  7. Lastly, create a ‘v’ shape on the bottom half of the diamond.

Collage of steps to make diamond ring sugar cookies with royal icing

Step 1: Decorate the ring

  1. First, outline the ring of the cookie with icing two times.
  2. Next, gently place the cookie face down on the plate of silver sugar crystals.
  3. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  4. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  5. Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ring cookies.

Step 2: Decorate the diamond

  1. First, outline the diamond of the cookie with icing.
  2. Next, fill the inside of the outline with icing.
  3. Use a toothpick to fill any small spaces and remove any air bubbles.
  4. Once the top layer of icing has hardened, outline the diamond with icing again.
  5. Add a horizontal line from the left end to the right end of the diamond.
  6. Create a ‘w’ shape on the top half of the diamond.
  7. Lastly, create a ‘v’ shape on the bottom half of the diamond.

How To Make Engagement Heart Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. Heart-shaped sugar cookies
  2. Red royal icing (flood consistency)
  3. White royal icing (piping consistency)

Instructions

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, fill a pastry bag with red flood icing and secure the end of the bag with a rubber band.
  2. Fill a pastry bag with white piping icing and secure the end of the bag with a rubber band.
  3. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the red icing (wait until Step 2 to cut the hole at the end of the bag with white icing)

How To Make Engagement Heart Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. Heart-shaped sugar cookies
  2. Red royal icing (flood consistency)
  3. White royal icing (piping consistency)

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, fill a pastry bag with red flood icing and secure the end of the bag with a rubber band.
  2. Next, fill a pastry bag with white piping icing and secure the end of the bag with a rubber band.
  3. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the red icing (wait until Step 2 to cut the hole at the end of the bag with white icing)

Step 1: Flood the heart cookies

  1. First, slowly outline each heart cookie with red icing.
  2. Using scissors, cut the end of the pastry bag, to make the tiny hole a bit bigger.
    • Note: this is to make it easier to flood each cookie.
  3. Flood each heart cookie with red icing.

Step 2: Write “ENGAGED”

You need to wait to start this step until at least a day after flooding the heart cookies with red icing to ensure that the red icing has fully dried.

If the red icing is not dry, and you layer on white icing, the red will bleed through the white icing. To speed up this process, you can put the cookies in the fridge.

  1. First, cut a tiny hole at the end of the bag with white piping icing.
  2. Practice writing “ENGAGED” on a napkin or parchment paper.
  3. Lastly, write “ENGAGED” on each heart cookie.

Collage of steps to make heart sugar cookies with royal icing

Step 1: Flood the heart cookie with red icing

  1. First, slowly outline each heart cookie with red icing.
  2. Using scissors, cut the end of the pastry bag, to make the tiny hole a bit bigger.
    • Note: this is to make it easier to flood each cookie.
  3. Flood each heart cookie with red icing.

Step 2: Write “ENGAGED”

You need to wait to start this step until at least a day after flooding the heart cookies with red icing to ensure that the red icing has fully dried.

If the red icing is not dry, and you layer on white icing, the red will bleed through the white icing. To speed up this process, you can put the cookies in the fridge.

  1. First, cut a tiny hole at the end of the bag with white piping icing.
  2. Practice writing “ENGAGED” on a napkin or parchment paper.
  3. Lastly, write “ENGAGED” on each heart cookie.

How To Make XO Engagement Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. XO-shaped sugar cookies
  2. White royal icing (piping consistency)
  3. Gold sugar crystals

Instructions

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, pour the gold sugar crystals on a small plate. Set aside.
  2. Next, fill a pastry bag with white piping icing.
  3. Secure the end of the pastry bag with a rubber band.
  4. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the icing.

How To Make Engagement XO Sugar Cookies

What you need

  1. XO-shaped sugar cookies
  2. White royal icing (piping consistency)
  3. Gold sugar crystals

Step 0: Prep

  1. First, pour the gold sugar crystals on a small plate. Set aside.
  2. Next, fill a pastry bag with white piping icing.
  3. Secure the end of the pastry bag with a rubber band.
  4. Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the icing.

Step 1: Decorate the ‘X’ cookies

  1. First, outline each ‘X’ and ‘O’ cookie with white piping icing.
  2. Next, set the ‘O’ cookies aside until you get to Step 2.
  3. Using scissors, cut the end of the piping bag, to make the tiny hole a bit bigger.
    • Note: this is to make it easier to flood each cookie.
  4. Flood the ‘X’ cookie with icing.
  5. Place the cookie face down on the plate of gold sugar crystals.
  6. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  7. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  8. Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ‘X’ cookies.

Step 2: Decorate the ‘O’ cookies

  1. First, flood the ‘O’ cookie with icing.
  2. Next, place each cookie face down on the plate of gold sugar crystals.
  3. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  4. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  5. Lastly, set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ‘O’ cookies.

Collage of steps to make XO sugar cookies with royal icing

Step 1: Decorate the ‘X’ cookies

  1. First, outline each ‘X’ and ‘O’ cookie with white piping icing.
  2. Next, set the ‘O’ cookies aside until you get to Step 2.
  3. Using scissors, cut the end of the piping bag, to make the tiny hole a bit bigger.
    • Note: this is to make it easier to flood each cookie.
  4. Flood the ‘X’ cookie with icing.
  5. Place the cookie face down on the plate of gold sugar crystals.
  6. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  7. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  8. Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ‘X’ cookies.

Step 2: Decorate the ‘O’ cookies

  1. First, flood the ‘O’ cookie with icing.
  2. Next, place each cookie face down on the plate of gold sugar crystals.
  3. Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  4. Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  5. Lastly, set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ‘O’ cookies.

Engagement Party Sugar Cookies Recipe Notes

Serve these engagement party sugar cookies individually, or on an Engagement Dessert Board (as pictured above) at an engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette weekend. They also make great party favors!

Store the cookies in an air-tight container in the fridge once the icing has completely hardened on the counter (1 day). Stack cookies between pieces of parchment paper to avoid damaging the cookies.

Plan. Engagement party sugar cookies can take 2 – 5 hours from start to finish, depending on how many cookies you are making, and your experience with sugar cookies and royal icing. I like to split the work over three days:

    1. Prepare the cookie dough (30 – 45 minutes)
    2. Cut out and bake the cookies (1 – 2 hours)
    3. Make the royal icing and decorate the cookies (1 – 3 hours)

Engagement Party Sugar Cookies Recipe Notes

Serve these engagement party sugar cookies individually, or on an Engagement Dessert Board (as pictured below) at an engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette weekend. They also make great party favors!

Store the cookies in an air-tight container in the fridge once the icing has completely hardened on the counter (1 day). Stack cookies between pieces of parchment paper to avoid damaging the cookies.

Plan. Engagement party sugar cookies can take 2 – 5 hours from start to finish, depending on how many cookies you are making, and your experience with sugar cookies and royal icing. I like to split the work over three days:

    1. Prepare the cookie dough
      • 30 – 45 minutes
    2. Cut out and bake the cookies
      • 1 – 2 hours
    3. Make the royal icing and decorate the cookies
      • 1 – 3 hours


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Engagement Party Sugar Cookies

Simple homemade engagement party sugar cookies with royal icing that is perfect for beginners. In this post, we will make diamond ring sugar cookies, heart sugar cookies, and XO cookies.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Decorating Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Pastry bags
  • Scissors
  • Dimaond Ring Cookie Cutter
  • Heart Cookie Cutter
  • XO Cookie Cutter

Ingredients
  

  • Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  • Your favorite royal icing recipe
  • Red food coloring gel
  • Silver and gold sugar crystal mix

Instructions
 

Bake The Cookies

  • Follow instructions for your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  • When cutting out the dough before baking, use a diamond ring, heart, X, and O cookie cutters.
  • After baking, let the cookies cool completely on a rack before frosting them.

Make The Royal Icing

  • Follow instructions for your favorite royal icing recipe. The consistency should be thick, 'piping' icing.
  • Transfer 1/4 icing to a separate bowl, add red food coloring gel, and mix thoroughly. Add additional drops of food gel until you have reached your desired red. The liquid from the food coloring gel should have made the icing a 'flooding' consistency. If not, add a teaspoon of water and mix thoroughly.
  • Fill a large pastry bag with the red flood icing and secure the bag with a rubber band. Set it aside until it's time to decorate the heart cookies.
  • Fill a large pastry bag with 1/4 white piping icing and secure the bag with a rubber band. Set it aside until tomorrow, when it is time to write 'ENGAGED" on the red heart cookies.
  • Fill a large pastry bag with 1/2 white piping icing and secure the bag with a rubber band.

Decorate The Diamond Ring Cookies

  • Pour silver sugar crystalls on a small plate. Set aside.
  • Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the 1/2 white piping icing.
  • Outline the ring of the cookie with icing two times.
  • Place the cookie face down on a plate of sugar crystals.
  • Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  • Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  • Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining ring cookies.
  • Outline the diamond of the cookie with icing.
  • Fill inside of the outline with icing.
  • Use a toothpick to fill any small spaces and remove any air bubbles.
  • Once the top layer of icing has hardened, outline the diamond with icing again.
  • Add a horizontal line from the left end to the right end of the diamond.
  • Create a 'w' shape on the top half of the diamond.
  • Create a 'v' shape on the bottom half of the diamond.

Decorate The Heart Cookies

  • Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the 1/4 red flood icing.
  • Slowly outline each heart cookie with red icing.
  • Cut the end of the pastry bag, to make the hole a bit bigger.
  • Flood each heart cookie with red icing.
  • Let the icing harden overnight.
  • Cut a TINY hole at the end of the bag with the 1/4 white piping icing.
  • Pratice writing "ENGAGED" on a napkin or parchment paper.
  • Write "ENGAGED" on each heart cookie.

Decorate The XO Cookies

  • While the red icing on the heart cookies is hardening, decorate the XO cookies.
  • Pour gold sugar crystals on a small plate. Set aside.
  • Continue using the pastry bag with the 1/2 white piping icing that we used on the diamond ring sugar cookies.
  • Outline each 'X' and 'O' cookie with white icing. Set the 'O' cookies aside until further noted below.
  • Next, cut the end of the pastry bag to make the hole a bit bigger (this will make it easier to flood each cookie with piping icing).
  • Flood the 'X' cookie with icing.
  • Place the cookie face down on a plate of sugar crystals.
  • Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  • Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  • Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining 'X' cookies.
  • Flood the 'O' cookie with icing.
  • Place the cookie face down on a plate of sugar crystals.
  • Remove the cookie from the sugar crystals.
  • Lightly tap the cookie to remove any excess sugar crystals.
  • Set cookie aside and repeat this step with the remaining 'O' cookies.
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