Men in Kilts Cookie Tutorial

Your back! I hoped you would be. Oh! or maybe this is your first time here?

Either way you are most welcome. If you are returning for the tutorial on yummy… I mean Kilted Men cookies, then you are in the right place. So lets get started on talking about those sleek muscled, mouth watering, and scrumptious…cookies.

So do you like them big and built, or do you prefer a leaner athletic build? Well that’s the great thing about these cookies, you can build it any way you want it!

This is my first cookie tutorial and these were admittedly my first attempts for this cookie. They are not perfect but I learned so much just from making them, and I thought I would share it with you.



Isn’t it amazing what you can create with just a couple of cutters? If there is one thing I have learned it’s to think outside, inside, and upside down the box, er…cookie cutter rather.

To make these cookies you will need:

For coloring, I recommend: AmeriColor Set of 12 Soft Gel Paste Food Color 4.5 Ounce Bottles

Learn how to make 20 second icing from Sweet Sugar Belle, just like i did. She has a great tutorial on it. In case you need to, you can also check out her royal icing tutorial and her cookie recipe tutorial.

As a tip, use LorAnn Oils Almond Bakery Emulsion it will make your cookies taste amazing!


First, start with a sketch if your creating something new or changing things up. It really helped me to plan ahead by taking that step.

I decided to make my Irishmen big and built, and unlike most men, they didn’t have to work hard to get an eight pack. Though for my first time it sure took a little effort on my part. My Men in Kilts cookies were inspired by (again) Sweet Sugar Belle’s Chippendale Cookies.


The photos above can show you how to work in sections. The biggest struggle here is having the patience to wait 10-20 minutes after applying each section so they can dry. If you don’t the icing will run together. You can remove craters/air bubbles while it is still wet with a needle or toothpick.

Shading the muscle lines with the same skin tone food coloring (used as paint) can add a little extra depth to your cookies as well.



These last three will show you the steps for adding the kilt across the chest. Again unless you want your added plaid stripes to sink into your wet flood icing you need to let it dry.

The belt and buckle are your last details. They help cover seems nicely.


This was probably not the easiest cookie I could have created by mixing cutters for the first time. However, once the idea struck I just had to give it a whirl. I have some more in depth plans for this design in the next few weeks. I know my next set will inspire one to take a bite out of them even more than these last specimens.


I hope you have enjoyed reading my tutorial about these yummy treats. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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You may also be interested in my blog post about  St. Patrick’s Day Cookies.


 Hi, I 'm married to Logan the co-author of this site and I am a very busy mom of three boys. I enjoy crafts, baking, cookie and cake decorating. I love to read, knit, scrap, sew costumes and try new things. I have recently taken an interest in the steam-punk style and I love vintage style clothing as well as dabbling in decorating parties. I'm currently learning all the ins and outs in the adventures of homeschooling. It truly takes a lot of determination and I only make it through by depending on my rock Jesus Christ. So that's enough about me; check out our site and have a great time!

13 thoughts on “Men in Kilts Cookie Tutorial

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  • March 14, 2013 at 2:21 am

    THESE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT! Yes, I yelled that! SO impressed. And I gotta say. I thought my little abs were cute. You pretty much made royal icing SEXY, lol!

    • March 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

      (Does the the happy dance) Yay!!! Thank you! I hoped you would like them. They were so much fun. I have been following your blog for a little over six months. I still have so much to learn but I really am finding that I love to cookie. I’ve already been thinking of more things I could do with these lol!!! Thank you for the reply on them, it made my day. You and Arty McGoo really are such an inspiration to me. Have a great day. 🙂

  • March 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

    These are absolutely amazeballs. I came here through Callye and wow wow wow. Im going to go make my husband put his kilt on now.

    • March 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

      I know! I always love it when my husband wears his kilt too. He has a Utilikilt, have you seen them?

  • March 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Gotta love a 6-pack in a kilt! These cookies are awesome, Kelly. I saw them over on Sweet Sugarbelle’s Facebook page and had to come by to check them out!

    • March 15, 2013 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Janine. They were a lot of fun and I am glad you like them. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂

  • March 15, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Those are so awesome! Seriously, cookies are awesome but a shirtless kilt wearing cookie tops it! Great job!

  • March 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    these look great Kelly! Cookie tutorials are a great idea. thanks for sharing!

  • March 16, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I greatly applaud all your efforts with the recipe posts, DIY props for Marvel Super Heroes and this amazing cookie tutorial! How fun! Love it! Keep up the fantastic job Kelly & Logan! 🙂

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