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Cookie Decorating for Springtime Gratitude

Created April 28, 2022
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This spring, show your family and friends a little extra love when you bake a batch of gratitude cookies! Get the kids in the kitchen and make these easy DIY cookies to give an extra dose of thankfulness—and sweetness—to the people in your life.
When we first introduced our Gratitude Cookies as part of our favorite holiday traditions, we knew we couldn’t stop there. With so much to be thankful for, it was clear this was one family activity worth revisiting year-round. Now we’re spilling the beans on how you can make these meaningful cookies a part of your springtime occasions and beyond.

What Are Gratitude Cookies?

New to this tradition? Allow us to explain! Our gratitude cookie recipe comes together with Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookies and our favorite royal icing. You can also use store-bought icing for a quick shortcut. Bake the cookies to golden brown perfection, let cool, then top with icing. Once set, use edible markers to color, draw, and decorate each cookie with messages or pictures of gratitude and thanks.

Gratitude Cookies

Plan a family baking day and enjoy this fun activity of making gratitude cookies. Not only is it a great opportunity to be together, every cookie will also spark a conversation. Best of all? Everyone gets to enjoy a sweet treat!

Ready to get started? Find our full (super-simple!) three-step process for making gratitude cookies in our handy how-to guide.

Easter Gratitude Cookies

Easter Gratitude Cookies

No matter how you're celebrating Easter, this is a perfect occasion to make a batch of gratitude cookies! Have pre-baked, pre-iced cookies and an assortment of edible ink pens set out on a tablecloth and enjoy this activity as part of Easter dinner. You could also make a plate ahead of time and bring dessert to your gathering! This treat is the perfect hostess gift.

Show your true colors.
Show your true colors.
Using plain white royal icing will really make your writing stand out, but you can also add a drop or two of gel food coloring to your icing to tint it to any shade you want! Choose pretty pastels for Easter, or Mom’s favorite colors for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Gratitude Cookies

Mother's Day Gratitude Cookies

Still need a Mother's Day card for Mom? Skip the store-bought card and make her gratitude cookies instead! Have Dad help bake and ice the cookies, then let the kids get creative with their own messages of kindness (and cuteness). Bonus: When you use Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ sugar cookies, cleanup is a cinch.

A Sweet Treat That's Easy and Breezy.
A Sweet Treat That's Easy and Breezy.
Quickly prep a batch of cookies with Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookies and celebrate any special occasion this spring—even if that “occasion” is simply a sunny day.