Recipe | Pastel Marbled Sugar Cookies

For me summer is the best time to enjoy sweet treats and adorn everything with pretty pastel colors. Incorporating these two very important things I have a super simple recipe I’d like to share. It takes but a mere half hour to bake and decorate these delicious beauties. Enjoy! 

Sugar Cookies 
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Add dry, then wet ingredients into a bowl and mix and knead together until a dough-like consistency.
3. With a layer of flour covering a surface (counter, cutting board), roll out the dough to 1/3 inch thick.
4. Cut the dough into circles. For step 3 and 4 I simply use a floured plastic cup to achieve these steps.
5. Place cut-outs on an ungreased cookie sheet an inch and a half apart. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden.

White Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk

1. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together with a spoon until icing consistency is achieved.

Pastel Icing
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
food coloring

1. Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl with 1-2 drops of your choice of food coloring.
2. Whisk together with a fork until icing consistency is achieved.
3. Repeat for each color you’d like to use.

Marbling technique 
1. Coat the cookies with a generous layer of the white icing.
2. With one color and the fork, dot the cookies with the colored icing a few times. Swirl and drag the coloring with the fork to achieve a marbled look. (Keep the amount of colored icing used minimal to get the most authentic looking grains of stone marble).

Hope you enjoy! 



  1. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    xo Azu

  2. These cookies are beautiful, I am going to make them for sure!
    Nice post :)x

    1. Thank you! Be sure to tweet me or Instagram a pic of how yours turn out! Would definitely want to see them. :)

  3. These look fantastic, Molly, and they're so cute and creative! I definitely plan to give these a go, thanks for sharing! <3

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

  4. These look insane! Might have to try these out
    Amy x

  5. Wow these look incredible!! I love the marbled design :D I'll have to try these but don't think they'll come out as good as yours haha! x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture + Giveaway

    1. Thank you! I'm sure they'd look amazing! Luckily this technique has a lot of forgiveness, so no matter what you do, they should look great! :)