Galaxy Sugar Cookies

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog but the last couple of months have been hectic for me. Shortly I have to travel and will be away from the blog again but before I do I thought I will share with you a few snapshots of the Galaxy Sugar Cookies. I made them especially for the end of learning journey about space at my daughter’s school however with the addition of bats or witches, they would make perfect Halloween treats as well!

easy sugar cookies recipe



  • use any plain vanilla cookies recipe, like this one here

for the icing glaze

  • 2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 3 – 4 tbs water
  • gel food colouring (we used red, blue and black)


  • white chocolate stars
  • shimmery sugar

how to make galaxy cookies


  • round cookie cutter
  • cooling racks
  • bowl for icing
  • baking paper

how to make galaxy icing


  1. Prepare the cookie dough and bake the cookies.
  2. While the cookies are cooling down prepare the icing by mixing icing sugar with water.
  3. Add food colouring and mix gently until it looks like a marble.
  4. Deep top of the cookies in the glaze and place them on the cooling rack with some baking paper under as the glaze will be dripping.
  5. Quickly (before the glaze will set) add the rest of the decorations.

This recipe makes about 15 – 17 standard size cookies. We have tripled the recipe and ended up with over 50 cookies.

galaxy stars sky in the night space cookies


Try different colour food colouring for other occasions. We have made a batch with black alone for a marble effect and they turned out great. I’m planning to post them on my return, in a meantime, you can take a look on our Instagram feed where I have posted them in July.

space cookies recipe


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