A fun gift that will surely make him smile, these Father’s Day Cookies shaped like his TV remote control are both unique and delicious!
If you’re looking for more Fathers Day Gift Ideas, check out our list of 50 Fathers Day Ideas!
June will be here before you know it – time to start thinking about what to give the best dad, grandfather, or special father figure in your life!
Everyone knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? And what better way to wish dad a Happy Father’s Day than with a delicious decorated cookie?
In an effort to make something a little more “out of the box” for Father’s Day, try your hand at making these darling remote control cookies… and then put them in a box. 🤪
You could go all out for this special day and put this remote with your husband’s dream TV or gift him a subscription to his favorite sports or movie network. Or you can keep it nice and simple and wrap this up with a DVD of his favorite movie or a coupon for some alone time watching sports center. The options are endless, and these cookies make the perfect gift!
How do you make a remote cookie, you ask? You don’t have that cookie cutter? No worries, here is a step-by-step process on making this sweet treat:
How to Make Remote Control Father’s Day Cookies
You can use this method to make stencils for just about any shape of cookie you can imagine. Read up on the basics of sugar cookies and royal icing with recipes and instructions HERE.
EASIEST METHOD – If you don’t want to use royal icing, use fondant and edible markers, just like we did for our Father’s Day Tie Cookies.
MAKE A TEMPLATE – I just put my actual remote in my copier/printer. Once printed, I cut it out to use as a template.
CUT OUT YOUR DOUGH. Place your paper remote right on top of your rolled dough and cut it out with a small knife.
BAKE. Bake your cookies in the oven, then let them cool completely before decorating them.
OUTLINE + FILL. Once your cookies have cooled, outline them with royal icing, then fill them with more icing. Let this dry completely before adding your buttons, otherwise, your buttons will sink into the same layer as your base.
DESIGN. Make your buttons by copying the design and layout of the button on your remote. (Mine ended up a little off-center, but that’s okay!)
DECORATE. To decorate the buttons, I used edible markers with a fine tip. These markers write on (dried) royal icing and fondant, really well! You may just want to color all over your cookies!
WRAP IT UP. Grab a cookie or treat box and tie it up with a bow. I added some candy to the bottom of my box because it was a little deeper than I wanted.
I hope you are inspired to make some custom cookies of your own!
HERE’S A PRINTABLE TUTORIAL CARD SO YOU CAN SAVE THIS IDEA FOR LATER –
Remote Control Father’s Day Cookies
- small knife
- gift box
- sugar cookie dough
- royal icing
- edible markers
- fondant optional
- EASIEST METHOD – If you don’t want to use royal icing, use fondant and edible markers, just like we did for our Father’s Day Tie Cookies.
- MAKE A TEMPLATE – I just put my actual remote in my copier/printer. Once printed, I cut it out to use as a template.
- CUT OUT YOUR DOUGH. Place your paper remote right on top of your rolled dough and cut it out with a small knife.
- BAKE. Bake your cookies in the oven, then let them cool completely before decorating them.
- OUTLINE + FILL . Once your cookies have cooled, outline them with royal icing, then fill them with more icing. Let this dry completely before adding your buttons, otherwise your buttons will sink into the same layer as your base.
- Make your buttons by copying the design and layout of the button on your remote. (Mine ended up a little off-center, but that’s okay!)
- To decorate the buttons, I used edible markers with a fine tip. These markers write on (dried) royal icing and fondant, really well! You may just want to color all over your cookies!
- WRAP IT UP. Grab a cookie or treat box and tie it up with a bow. I added some candy to the bottom of my box because it was a
More Cookie Recipes and Treats Dad will LOVE –
Place a few of these recipes in a gift basket for dad + grandpa, and you’re good to go!
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Whoopie Pies
- Milky Way Brownies
- Vanilla Almond Poundcake
- Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars
- Oreo Cookie Truffles
About the Author: Ashleigh is the creative mom of three and blogger from Bee in Our Bonnet. Ashleigh spent a few years blogging on Somewhat Simple as our Baking Contributor. This post was originally published on Somewhat Simple in May 2011
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THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!
Adorable idea. We might just have to make some of these in the shape of video game controllers 😉
Hello , I will try to make these but I need the recipe for the black icing and buttons as well as the cookie dough , if that’s not too much to ask please!
This is beautiful! So impressive. I don’t think I could pull off these details, but maybe I could make him some medical school book cookies??
OMG stop it. That is so cute.
Wow, that’s amazing!! I was wondering how you did all the small numbers, I’ll have to buy those markers. Where can I buy them? Thanks!
You are AMAZING!!!!
My sister and I are making these this weekend. I am so excited and can’t wait to see how they turn out
OMGOSH Steph those are amazing!!! I gotta try them!!
That is amazing and so funny! You must have a happy husband. He has a wife that will go to great lengths to show how you care. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will stop by True Aim.
Oh thank you so much for some new inspiration for Father’s Day cookies. Love love the remote!
We loved this so much we posted about it on our Facebook page!
Thanks for all your creative ideas. We love your blog!!!
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Thank you so much for those cookie tutorials. You read my mind. I was thinking of making those cookies and while searching for ideas I came across your blog. Those cookies are adorable. I’m going to make them for Father’s Day! Can you tell me where you purchased the clear box for the remote control and did you make those tags? They are so cute!
That is just adorable
You are so talented!! I love the remote control cookie!! Did you make the tags or did you purchase them?
Before I knew the remote was a cookie I thought you used a real universal remote and I was like omg this is great! I’ll get the huge ones at the dollar tree and put it with a bag of M&Ms hahaha loove the cookies! maybe this summer I’ll try my luck with Royal Icing and see what happens.
Very cute and creative!
I linked you on my blog!
BEST FATHER’S DAY COOKIE EVER! Bowing down! WOW!
These are soooo cute. I just love how they came out. That remote almost looks real. Unbelievable. I wish I was that talented and had enough time to attempt that. I don’t think I will be making these, but thought that they were so cute … I shared a link to this post on my blog. Thanks for sharing.
What cute ideas for Father’s Day! Love the ties and the remote cookies. I’m teaching a two week summer camp session for first through fourth graders. I might attempt to make these cookies with the kids since the camp ends on the Friday before Father’s Day.
Thanks for sharing and all the tips.
OMG, when I first saw the remote I thought it was a REAL remote! I had to go back and do a double-take! Crazy Cookie Skills!!
I love Ashleigh, she is amazing and so are her cookies.
Ridiculously clever! Well done!
So cute! So funny!
In Portugal we celebrate Father’s Day on 19th March, but I’ll save these great ideas for next year!
Awesome! I always love to see your great cookie Ideas. I have the original post savd in evernote so I have it handy…. this is so on my top things to try list!
Love these cookie ideas. That remote for April Fools!!! Genius!!
the remote control cookies are AMAZING!
HOly cuteness! I love it! Thanks for a fun idea!
That is SO cute! I haven’t had luck with royal icing, but I might just attempt those ties. The remote looks like it’s for ADVANCED frosters, so I don’t think that’s me, but thanks for the idea! SO CUTE!!!