Personalized Father’s Day cookies are special and handmade ones even more so. Since every dad is unique, tailor a cookie set for your own father. We were inspired to do these cookies for our fathers because we struggled to come up with a gift idea. What do you get the men who have everything? Of course, our answer is cookies. The next challenge was to come up with cookies that pair with our father’s interests. We were inspired to use the word DAD as a focal point based on their hobbies. Kimberly’s dad is a big golfer while Signa’s dad is a music guru. No matter what your dad’s interests, you can create a unique cookie just for him.
Supplies Needed for Personalized Father’s Day cookies:
- Sugar cookie recipe
- Royal icing recipe in colors of choice
- Plaque cookie cutter
- Silver airbrush color
- Sanding sugar
Steps for making Personalized Father’s Day cookies:
To personalize Father’s Day cookies for your dad, start listing his hobbies and interests. Add the special things you have done together. Review the list and note specific things that are related to each. For instance, if your father is handy around the house, jot down the tools he uses. Or if you’re favorite family vacation was to the beach, write down the things you did there. Now, trace the outline of a plaque cookie cutter and start doodling some of these items in the shape of the letters D-A-D. Don’t be afraid to change the scale or shape of an item to make it fit the letters better. Try upper and lower case letters to see if one works better than another. When you are happy with your design, switch to icing.
Our musical dad design started off with doodles of clefs, notes, and scales. After several attempts to curve a clef scale, we simplified the design to the notes that spell out DAD. We added the name of the note on each for those of us (Kimberly) who are musically challenged. Use this cookie as a focal point and add some simple note cookies to fill out the set.
The grilling dad design had to include a grill background with the tools and food commonly associated with backyard BBQs. For us, that was hotdogs and hamburgers. This personalized father’s day cookie would make the perfect centerpiece for a cookie set with some simple round cookies with a red and white checkered pattern.
Avid Golfer Dad:
Finally, the golfer dad design needed to incorporate clubs, golf balls, sand traps, and the final pin. A simple black line to mimic the arch of a golf swing will finish out the letter D. A platter of smaller golf ball cookies compliments this feature cookie nicely.
Whatever your father’s interests, we hope this inspires you to create something unique for him. We’ve summarized all our personalized Father’s Day cookies for you to watch in this video: