Decorate a Cowgirl Cookie Platter for a Bachelorette Party
Saddle up, pardner! It's time to rustle up your cookie decorating skills for a hoedown like no other. If you're looking to add a touch of Wild West charm to your pre-wedding celebration, this cowgirl cookie platter is the perfect design for any upcoming bachelorette party!
Whether you're a seasoned buckaroo or a greenhorn in the kitchen, I'll guide through the process of creating adorable cowboy hat and cowboy boot cookies using royal icing. So, cinch up your apron, grab your cookie cutters, and let's rustle up a show-stopping centerpiece every cowgirl will love!
Cowgirl (or boy) Hat and Boots Platter Cutter Set
New to the shop is this cowboy hat & boot cookie cutter set. This set includes 3 cookie cutters: a cowboy hat, a cowboy boot, and a center circle. You can purchase all 3 cookie cutters together, or as a 2-piece without the circle cutter.
There are two sizes available. When arranged as a platter, as shown in the example picture, the platter measures:
LARGE- 12 inches in diameter.
SMALL- 9 inches in diameter.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.
Cookie Templates for the Cowboy Cookie Platter Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new platter cookie cutter designs, including this cowboy set.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Cookie Decorating Process
For the colors used for these cowgirl cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Pink icing (I mixed two parts Wilton Rose and one part Americolor Ivory).
- Lighter Pink icings (I used lesser concentrations of the pink above.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For the hat cookie, first flood the entire hat cookie with light pink icing. Let this icing setup for about 15 minutes.
Then add the dark pink hat band and the white star detail.
Finish up the cookie by adding the line details, as shown.
For the boot cookie, begin by filling in the main boot section with medium pink icing. Let this icing setup for about 15 minutes.
Then a fill in the top band and lower heel sections with dark pink icing.
Add the final details, like the white star, the top tab detail, and the line details, as shown.
For the final, center message cookie, begin by flooding the entire cookie with light pink icing. Let this icing dry completely.
In the shop is a new "Let's Go Girls" cookie stencil you can use for the center message. Just swipe thick dark pink royal icing over it to apply it to the cookie. The video below better illustrates how I did this.
Cowgirl Cookie Platter Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
Here's the final cowgirl cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter required 11 cookies-- 5 hats, 5 boots, and 1 center circle cookie.
This is the large, 12" version. For the tray it's on, I like to use the 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree. They are cheap and sturdy for transporting around.
Yeehaw! You now know how to decorate a festive cowgirl-themed cookie platter for the perfect bachelorette sendoff. Whether you’re an experienced baker, or just starting out, you’ll have the confidence to decorate these cookies with just a couple easy steps. With a few fun cowboy hats and boots, these treats are ready for trailblazing times ahead! If you need more ideas on how to elevate your baking, be sure to visit our cookie cutter shop. We have lots of cookie cutter options for next-level confectionary creations.