Say Cheese: Photo Booth Prop Cookies

Photo booth props are adorable on their own, but we think they're even better in cookie form! Mona of Merci Bakery creates eye-catching lips and moustache cookies with step-by-step and video instructions. These cookies are sure to be the star of the party! 


Smile and say “cheese!" Better yet, smile and say “cookie!" In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to jazz up your next event with a twist on the traditional photo booth station. Photo booth cookie props!!

I was attending a bridal shower recently where there was a photo booth station with several different photo booth props. Essentially, paper cut-outs glued to a stick in the shape of lips, mustaches, beards, sun glasses you name it! Because I think in cookies... this got me thinking...why paper? Why not cookies on sticks!?

These delicious cookies can double as party favors so you won’t be left throwing away your paper props at the end of the night. This project is ideal for beginners because it does not require a lot of detail and are quick to make.

Items you will need:

-CookieCutterKingdom’s cookie cutters
** I chose to do lips and mustaches, and I actually used the Angel Wings Cookie Cutter for the mustache!
-Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
-A fresh batch of royal icing (CookieCutterKingdom guide here)
-Needle tool or toothpick
-Gel food coloring
-Rolling pin
-Flour, for dusting your work surface
-Piping bags
-8 inch candy sticks



Begin by dusting your work surface with a generous amount of flour and start rolling out your cookie dough to 1/2” thick. This is thicker than you would normally roll out, but remember we are putting these cookies on sticks. So we need the cookies to be thick enough for the candy sticks to stay secure.


Use CookieCutterKingdom’s cookie cutters to make your cut-outs and place each cookie on a cookie sheet. Then, flash chill your cookies in the freezer for 5 minutes. Once your cookies are nice and chilled, carefully insert the candy stick. Chilling your cookie beforehand helps the cookies keep their shape when inserting the candy stick! Place your cookies-on-a-stick back on the cookie sheet and bake until golden brown.


While the cookies are baking in the oven, begin coloring your royal icing and filling your pastry bags. I always use disposable bags, super easy! I made red for the lips and brown for the mustaches.

Starting by outlining your cookies, and then flood them in. Before the icing on the lips dried completely, I coated the cookies in red sugar crystals - who doesn’t love a little shimmer? I then outlined the lips to add definition, and let them dry completely. After you flood the mustaches, let them dry for 10-15 minutes before adding the detailing. This way, the detailing stands out.

Try this technique on other cookie shapes! CookieCutterKingdom offers several shapes that would work great as photo booth props: sunglasses, birthday hats, chef hats, sombrero, eye patch…the list goes on and on.



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1 comment

This is such a cute idea! Which size cookie cutter did you use for each?


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