Screen Print on Cookies with IKONART Stencil Kit

Dec 8, 2022 | Christmas, Project Ideas, Screen Printing

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Did you know you can screen print on cookies? Yep! Screen printing on cookies (or other baked goods) is a great way to get a professional looking design without actually being a professional decorator.

In this article, I am going to show you how easy it is to screen print on cookies. 

Believe it or not, I have actually screen printed on cookies before. In my previous experiment, everything went very well but I actually used vinyl for my stencil. This is not really a food-safe option, especially if you plan on selling your cookies.

Luckily, IKONART Stencil Kit has solved this problem. Applying the IKONART Stencil Glaze to both sides of your stencil makes it safe for food contact. 

ikonart stencil kit for cookies food

Supplies Needed

New to IKONART?  Watch this video to see how to make your own stencils:

How to Make Food Safe Stencils for Decorating Cookies

It's important, especially if you are selling your cookies, that you make this process as clean and safe as possible. IKONART kit offers a Stencil Glaze that makes the stencils safe for food contact applications. The glaze creates a barrier coating on both sides of your Ikonart stencil film.

To make the glaze you dissolve the powder with 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol. Gently shake until the powder is completely dissolved.  

Once your stencil is dry, it's safe to use on cookies or other baked items. This food safe glaze provides additional durability to IKONART stencils so you can make dozens and dozens of consistently amazing looking cookies with the same design.

NOTE: The rubbing alcohol evaporates on the stencil.  There is no taste left on the cookies when using this glaze on your stencils.

food safe screen print stencil glaze

Screen Printing on Cookies

how to screen print cookies

Once you have created your stencils and applied the glaze, it's time to start decorating!  Simply place your stencil on top of your cookie and squeegee icing over the design.  

You can reuse the same stencil over and over to decorate on all of your cookies.  You can even wash the stencil off and use it for a different color!  Just keep in mind you might need to apply more glaze if it washes off.  

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Pro Tips for Screen Printing on Cookies with IKONART

  • Your icing needs to be firm so it doesn't crack or stick to the stencil. I used this Royal Icing and it worked great.  
  • Using the right consistency of of your decorating icing makes a difference.  I liked how this type of cookie icing spread over the stencil. It was thin enough to go through the screen without bleeding under the film.
  • Your cookie icing needs to be smooth and even. I'm not a perfect cookie baker so some of my cookies weren't completely smooth.  The bumps and uneven areas didn't print well.
  • Use a piece of gripper shelf lining on your table to keep your cookie from sliding as you squeegee the ink.

screen printing cookies with ikonart stencil kit

Whether you are a professional cookie artist or want to look like one, creating stencils for your cookies takes them to a whole new level!

If you have any questions about this project, drop a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Crafting (and Baking!)

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  1. Thank you very much!
    I do decorate cookies and the way screen print cookie stencils are done , which I had not done yet, seems to be a lot more work.
    I am glad you did this tutorial because I was thinking about you and it would be great if you could or would do a tutorial on making cookie stencils. Well, no wondering now.
    Thank you so very much!!!!

    • I’m so glad you found this! I love this project so much, such a fun way of incorporating screen printing with baking!

  2. I just started making cookie stencils with the ikonart kit thanks to your blog post!
    I’m curious about their durability. Have you been able to use them for many batches of cookies, or do they start to break down quickly?

    • That’s so exciting! The stencils will wear down over time. You should be able to get a bunch of uses out of them if you do the post-exposure mentioned in the instructions. Also avoid soaking your stencils in water – just rinse and dry. This will help with the longevity of the stencils.

      I’d love to see your work, be sure to tag me if you share them


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