Simple Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

My days of decorating cookies for profit really turned me on to appeal the of simple cookie designs.  I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  Cookies do not have to perfectly match to match perfectly.  So what if you can’t quite master Strawberry Shortcake’s face as a cookie?  These are just as adorable and easy enough for a beginner.

Believe it or not I have a Strawberry Shortcake cookie cutter.  The story of how I acquired it is almost unbelievable.

One Saturday the family and I were walking around the mall we we passed a fountain.  Of course, my kiddos ran over to check it out {teetering dangerously close to the edge, I might add} when my oldest yells, “Mom, there’s a cookie cutter in this fountain.”

At first, I thought my obsession hobby had finally warped him too, but as we got closer I could see that he was right.  Floating in that sparkling blue fountain was a cookie cutter.  After a few minutes of begging, I finally talked my husband into fishing it out.  I mean, it must have been a sign that I would find a cookie cutter floating in a mall fountain, right?

Turns out, McDonalds was giving away Strawberry Shortcake cookie cutters as Happy Meal Prizes and was probably tossed there by some disgruntled kid expecting an action figure. I prefer to believe God put it there just for me.

Anywho, in a perfect world it would have been some enchanted cutter that kept me from ever making another ugly cookie, but after using it a few times it turned out to be a lot less cooler than I initially thought.  It’s pretty small and dough tends to get stuck in the stem.  Regardless, it made for a good story and gave me another idea for simple Strawberry Shortcake cookies. So, even if you didn’t stumble upon a SS cutter in you local mall fountain,  you probably already own the cutters you will need to make these cookies.

I like that my version has a little extra stem space to work with.

To decorate these cookies you will need:

  • White piping icing and a #3 tip
  • green flood icing
  • red and pink flood icing
  • white flood icing {only a tiny bit}

Begin by outlining the cookie with white piping icing.

After the outline has dried, use green flood icing to fill the stems and let dry for an hour or so.

Finally flood the strawberry and quickly drop dots of white into the wet icing.  This is called the wet-on-wet technique.

Let the cookies dry and mix with other Strawberry Shortcake themed cookies.  I like the simple five-petal flower and her little legs, which are a great alternative to an actual character cookie

You can find the five-petal flower cutter at Global Sugar Art and for the legs, I used this bread cutter from Off the Beaten Path.  To make the legs I followed my Witch Leg Cookie tutorial, this time adding a skirt, and making the legs wider near the bottom.

I am a big believer of simple cookies, specifically when it comes to kid’s.  For more simple kid-cookie ideas be sure to check out these fun posts:

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  1. 21

    Love these! Wish I had seen something like this when I first started. My set of Strawberry Shortcake cookies weren’t near as simple and didn’t turn out near as well as yours –

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    These are so adorable Callye! I love the little girl legs especially. I assumed that you used your onesie cutter like you did for the witch legs at Halloween, so I was glad you posted just how you made them with a bread cutter. And yes, I think God really did send you the cookie cutter in the mall fountain. It’s something you’ll always remember :-) One time I was on a bike ride down near Monterey with my cycling group. There was a long train of us cyclists and a car came up trying to hand out freebies to the cyclists. Everyone had to focus on the road and pay careful attention while riding in a paceline. I put my hand out behind me and kept my eyes on the road. They came up to me and put a little container in my hand and I slipped it into my jersey pocket in the back. They started yelling “she got one”. At the next rest stop, I pulled it out and it was this cute little green container. It was worthless, but to this day, I keep it in my cycling bag because I thought it was pretty cool and a fun memory :-)

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    Debbi Hook says:

    So very cute – my granddaughters would love this :-)

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    Julia says:

    Just wanted to drop a line and say your “Strawberry Shortcake” story was precious. Love your site! Your creativity is out of this world. Thank you SO much for sharing.

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    Rebekah says:

    These are so cute!! I love the idea of creating simpler designs, I need to try that more often! :)

  6. 26

    You never fail to amaze me with your ability to combine cookie cutter shapes! The star plus the egg is nothing short of brilliant, and absolutely perfect.

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    Barbara D says:

    They are so cute!! And yumy!!

  8. 28

    Fantastic biscuits. Very original. I want to make them with pictures of bride and groom. If you have an idea, write me. Congratulations for your website and sorry for my bud english

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    Denise says:

    I saw that cookie cutter the other day and I think I threw it out while I was cleaning my daughter’s playroom. We are getting rid of old stuff. That cookie cutter would have been perfect since her bday theme this year is Strawberry Shortcake. If I end up making cookies, I will use your idea with the egg shape and star.


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