Sweet Mint Sugar Cookies (Watercolor Icing Look)

Homemade Sugar Cookies

This easy spring time sugar cookie recipe is one of my favorites to make every year! It is a traditional sugar cookie with a hint of mint. They simply remind you of spring in every bite, delightful, fresh and tasty.

In need of a little therapy from everything going on? Baking can help lift your spirits!

Add icing! It’s so much fun to do! Let your creativity take its course.

Don’t like icing? That’s okay……these Sweet Min Cookies are DELICIOUS without icing!


Lets Get Whisking

Preheat oven 375F degrees.

In a large bowl, add powder sugar, vanilla, egg and butter. Using a mixer, put at medium speed for about 2-3 minutes.

Chop sweet mint leaves to smaller pieces. Add into sugar cookie batter. Let it mix for 2 minutes.

Add baking powder.

Once everything mixed, add flour in slowly.

Your dough will start to stick together!

Place cookie dough in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

Take dough out of the bowl. Prepare to roll it out.

Cut out two pieces of wax paper. Put the dough between both pieces of wax paper. Use a roller to roll dough out. Try to get the dough to about 1/4 inch.


You can find stencils anywhere! I got these at Joann’s. You can also find similar ones at Target, Michaels, and Dollar Tree!

Lay cookies on a piece of parchment paper on top of a cookie pan.

Your cookies are ready to go in the oven. Set a timer for 8 minutes! Place them in the oven.


Let cookies cool off for at least 10 minutes.

Royal Icing

Today I am CHEATING! There is no harm in that what so ever…..when it comes to cutting a few steps out! I bought Royal Icing Powder from Michaels. If you want to know what it look like, click here!

I added about 6-7 tablespoons of water in order to get the icing to my liking.

Add a few drops of food coloring to your icing. Take a knife and move it back and forth through the icing.

Dip & Drip

Dip the cookie in the icing. Then take it out. You will want to have light hands well you do this. I broke a few cookies……things happen.

The cookie will have a cool watercolor look! If you don’t have a drip pan…like me. Place your cookies on a piece of waxer paper. The cookies will take up to an hour to fully dry.

There is no wrong or right way of doing this. Add another color to icing. This adds a two tone effect on your cookies!

Add some crushed green wafers to carrots.

I love how artistic these look.

I hope you enjoy doing this DIY cookie with your families and friends!

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Happy Spring everyone,

With love,

Marta Flinn

Hi! I am Marta, creator of DeliciouslyMarta. I have over 5 years experience in recipe development, food videography and photography! When I am not in the kitchen, I love reading, taking my dogs on walks and exploring new places.

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