DIY Message Cookies

I’m missing my nephew’s first birthday this month, so I decided to make some special birthday biscuits in his honour. I thought it would be cool to personalise them somehow, so I wrote him a confectionery message on each little biscuit. Using your favourite sugar biscuit recipe, you can make some really cute message biscuits too!  All you need are some letter stamps and sugary decorations. 


  • Sugar biscuit mix
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Baking paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Biscuit cutters
  • Letter stamps


Step 1: Prepare your sugar biscuit ingredients and mixing bowls. If you’re making your own from scratch, be sure it’s a recipe where the dough doesn’t spread as it bakes.

Trader Joe's Sugar Cookie Mix

Step 2: Mix your ingredients and chill the dough overnight.


Step 3: Roll out the biscuit dough with a lightly floured rolling pin. I’ve found that rolling the dough out directly on parchment paper and then transferring that paper to a cookie sheet helps reduce sticking and also helps the biscuits keep their shape.


Step 4: Once the dough is about 75mm thick, cut out your favourite shapes. At this point, put your cut-out shapes back in the refrigerator to chill them down again before punching in your messages. 

Cookie Cutters

Step 5: Decide on a message for your biscuits. How well your letters stay visible during baking will depend greatly on your dough. If your dough is especially thick and does not expand during baking, you should be fine to punch your message before baking. If your dough is a little softer and will expand during baking, you can stamp your message as soon as they come out of the oven while the biscuits are still soft.

Cookie Punch

Cooling Cookies

Step 6: Bake your biscuits according to your recipe, and let them cool. Now comes the fun part of decorating the biscuits with sprinkles and icing!

Message Cookies

Message Cookies

Message Cookies

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