DIY Camera Cookies

Here at Photojojo we take the photography lifestyle very seriously. We live it, we breathe it, we even eat it.

Specifically, we eat these camera shaped cookies and we think you should too.

Grab yourself a set of these insanely awesome cookie cutters and make a batch of cute and delicious camera shaped cookies for all your friends.

Then make another batch just for yourself. We won’t tell if you won’t.

Learn How to Bake Camera Cookies!


Like, they are cameras and they are cookies.



  • 1 cup + 6 tbsp. Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups Plain Flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Camera Cookie Cutters
  • Electric Mixer
  • Sifter
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Tray
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Parchment Paper

STEP 1: Beat

beforeBeat butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer for about 1 minute or just incorporated.

STEP 2: Egg It

beforeAdd egg then vanilla and mix well for another minute.

STEP 3: Sift

beforeSift in the flour and add salt.

STEP 4: Mix

beforeMix on a slow setting until all the flour is incorporated and the dough starts to clump around the paddle.

STEP 6: Rest

beforeWrap the ball of dough in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge to rest for at least an hour.

STEP 7: Rock ‘n Roll

beforeDust a bench with flour then cut off a chunk of dough. Sprinkle with a bit more flour then roll flat to about a quarter of an inch thickness.

STEP 8: Cut

beforeUsing your camera cookie cutters cut out shapes and stamp lightly to make camera impression lines on the top.

STEP 9: Bake

beforeLine a baking tray with parchment paper while the oven is preheating to 365°F.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until the sides are golden.

Leave on the tray to cool completely before decorating.

STEP 10: Decorate!

beforeTo decorate your cookies you can use rolled marzipan or fondant, royal icing or melted chocolate with sprinkles. Go nuts. Oh, nuts are good idea too!

Taking It Further


  • Sandwich two or more of these cookies together for double, tripe, quadruple the deliciousness
  • For a more permanent solution, use clay instead of cookie dough
  • If you punch a hole in the top of these babies right after they come out of the oven using a chopstick, they would make awesome ornaments for your xmas tree. Or string up a bunch to make edible bunting