ABC Cookies for Back to School

We’re super excited about the kiddo going to preschool this year, and I’ve been looking for ways to make the first day of school special. These cookies made by one of our contributors are the perfect solution! Whip up a batch of these ABC Cookies to surprise your kids on their first day of school.
abc cookies for back to school

Here’s the recipe, and the cookies are easier than you think. Or, you can substitute your favorite sugar cookie recipe, and then top the cookies according to the directions below.

ABC Cookies for Back to School

Your kids will be so excited to find these ABC Cookies in their lunchboxes on the first day of school!


  • 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup green chocolate melts
  • white icing writer


  • Preheat oven to 375° degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla to sugar-butter mixture and mix for about 45 seconds.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.
  • Shape the dough into uniform balls, and place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for at least
  • hours on a wire rack.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of the green candy melts in the microwave for
  • -40 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Do not overheat or the melts
  • will get too hard.
  • Spread the melted candy on each sugar cookie and let cool for at
  • least 1 hour.
  • Using an icing writing tube, draw writing lines on the cookies. Let set for 30 minutes.
  • Using the icing writer, draw cursive letters on each cookie. Let
  • set for 30 minutes.

abc cookies for the first day of school


18 thoughts on “ABC Cookies for Back to School”

  1. OMG so cute! I haven’t seen anything like this before. I so glad I saw your post when I linked up with Whimsy Wednesdays 181

  2. So cute. I’m going to have to make these for my son’s first week of school. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing at The Living With Style Linky Party! Have a great day.
    Hugs, Lory

  4. Thanks for sharing these adorable cookies. They are so fun. I know my kids would love them. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange. We will be featuring your project this week.

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