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Cotton Candy Cookie Recipe

If you have a sweet tooth, then you really need to try out this cotton candy cookie recipe

Cookies are always a favorite snack to bake, but have you ever thought about the unique possibilities you can add to your cookie game by incorporating the delightful colors and flavor of cotton candy? With the right ingredients, technique, and decoration, you can create an eye-catching and delicious masterpiece donned with cotton candy! 

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How do you decorate cotton candy cookies?

Decorating your cotton candy cookies can go as wild as your imagination. The fantastic thing about cotton candy is that it comes in so many colors! Use your favorite color and add it onto a cookie by first spreading a layer of frosting or icing onto the cookie and then layer on fluffs of cotton candy. 

The mixture of the soft, fluffy cotton candy and the crunchiness of the cookie creates an ideal texture for you to indulge in.

Other cotton candy recipes to try

three cookies stacked on top of each other with cotton candy behind them

What are some ideas for decorating cotton candy cookies?

Go beyond the basic frosting technique and try out some creative ways to decorate your cotton candy cookies. 

You can create a cute “bubble gum” look by decorating your cookie with mini bubblegum blended with cotton candy. 

You could also add some glam with edible glitter, frosting cutouts, and sprinkles to create a vibrant, unique design that’ll make your cookies pop.

cookie covered with blue icing and a pink piece of cotton candy on top

Ingredients needed to make cotton candy cookies

  • 1 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cotton candy extract
  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
cookies covered with blue icing and a pink piece of cotton candy on top

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cookie covered with blue icing and a pink piece of cotton candy on top

How to make cotton candy cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large bowl use a hand mixer and cream together butter and sugar.

butter and sugar in a mixing bowl

Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.

ingredients added together to make this cotton candy cookie recipe

Combine Flour and baking powder until well combined. 

cookie dough mixed together

Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop cookie mix and roll it into a ball. Place 6 cookie balls on a lined cookie sheet.

six balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet

Using a glass, flatten each cookie down.

Bake for 8-11  minutes. – centre of the cookie should be puffy.

four circles of cookie dough on a lined cookie sheet

Allow cookies to cool.

While the cookies are cooling you can make the icing.

Using a hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and cotton candy extract until creamy.

icing ingredients mixed together

Divide into 2 different small bowls.

Add 3 drops of pink food coloring into one and 3 drops of blue food coloring into the other.

icing colored in with pink and blue coloring

Scoop the pink frosting into one side of the piping bag and blue into the other.

Pipe a large swirl around the entire cookie. 

Using an angled spatula make a circular motion around the cookie to mix colors.

three cookies stacked on top of each other with cotton candy behind them

Add a bit of just pink on the top for the tie-dye look.

How do you store cotton candy cookies?

When storing your cotton candy cookies, the aim is to keep the cotton candy from melting.

Place your cookies in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight to retain the shape and texture of both the cotton candy and the cookies. An airtight container or a plastic bag can help to ensure that your cookies maintain their freshness and flavor. 

cookies covered with blue icing and a pink piece of cotton candy on top

How to prevent cotton candy from melting?

Cotton candy is delicious, but it’s soft, delicate texture can make it a challenge to maintain. Once separated from the source of moisture, like the cookie or frosting, cotton candy can quickly dissolve and reduce in size. 

To prevent your cotton candy from melting, avoid storing them in a humid environment or placing them in extreme temperatures. Keeping your cotton candy in a dry, cool environment will increase its lifespan.

If you’re planning to serve these cookies in a few hours or a day after baking, it would be best to wait until closer to serving to place the cotton candy on top of the iced cookies.

Cotton candy cookies are beautiful and delicious. They add color to any table and are fun to make. 

Experiment with different colors and designs when decorating your cookies, and watch as they become the talk of the party. 

Other cookie recipes to try

An Easy Brownie Cookies Recipe

Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

4 Ingredient Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Yield: 12

Cotton Candy Cookie Recipe

cookie covered with blue icing and a pink piece of cotton candy on top

This cotton candy cookie recipe is a sweet treat that kids and adults alike are bound to love! Enjoy these colorful cookies for any party!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS FOR SUGAR COOKIES:
  • 1 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cotton candy extract
  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • COTTON CANDY FROSTING:
  • 1 Cup salted butter (Soft)
  • 2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2tsp cotton candy extract
  • Pink and Sky blue gel food colouring
  • Large piping bag fitted with large round tip
  • 2 small bowls

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

    2. In a large bowl use hand mixer and cream together butter and sugar

    3. Add eggs and vanilla extract . Mix well

    4. Combine Flour and baking powder until well combined

    5 Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop cookie mix and roll into a ball. Place 6 cookie balls on a lined cookie sheet.

    6. Using a glass flatten each cookie down

    7. Bake for 8-11 minutes. - centre of the cookie should be puffy

    12. Allow cookies to cool

    While the cookies are cooling you can make the icing.

    1.Using a hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, cotton candy extract until cream


    2.Divide into 2 different small bowls


    3.Add 3 drops of pink food coloring into one and 3 drops of blue food colouring into the other


    4.Scoop the pink frosting into one side of the piping bag and blue into the other


    5.Pipe a large swirl around the entire cookie


    6.Using angled spatula make a circular motion around the cookie to mix colours.


    7.Add a bit of just pink on the top for the tie dye look

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 724Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 447mgCarbohydrates: 82gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 7g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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