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Cactus Iced Cookies

An Awesome Hack For Making Iced Cookies From Boxed Mix

Bite into one of these adorable cactus cookies and you'll be wishing you were in the southwest! We've paired with Jenn Johns from Cookies, Cupcakes & Cardio to show you the secret on how to creates the cutest Cinco de Mayo treats from here to the border! Once you've seen our recipe, pop over to her channel to see us make with a candy surprise inside.

Cactus Cookies

From Jenn Johns, Cookies, Cupcakes, & Cardio

Cactus Cookies


  1. 1 pre-made sugar cookie mix
    1/2 cup butter
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons flour
    Green food coloring
    Green royal icing
    Green sanding sugar
    Colored frosting, to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl mix together your sugar cookie mix, butter, egg, extra flour, and green food coloring until a dough forms. Dust a work surface with extra flour and roll out cookie dough until it is a 1/4-inch thick. Cut cactus shapes out of the dough and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown and the cookie is cooked through. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire cookie rack.
  4. Flood cookies with royal frosting and let set. Pipe on decorations and dust with green sanding sugar.

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