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finished cookie for fathers day shaped like a remote control for a TV wrapped in a clear plastic box
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Remote Control Father's Day Cookies

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!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, father's day
Servings: 1 cookie


  • copier/printer
  • scissors
  • 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.
    making a remote control template for sugar cookies
  • 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.
    filling in sugar cookies with royal icing
  • 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
    finished cookie wrapped up for father's day


You can use this method to make 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.