Miniature Graduation Cookies

I don’t often get excited about graduation cookies.  As a matter of fact, it’s one of my least favorite themes.  Then when Melissa Joy made these simple Martin Luther King Day cookies a few months back, I was instantly inspired!

I’ve always been a fan of simple cookie designs, especially when baking for a crowd.  Not only are they easy to make, mini-cookies are perfect for graduation parties and receptions because they’re just the right size for snacking.

Mini Graduate Cookies Close Up

When I said easy to make I meant it.  Use a small round cutter and “squooshed” square to make little faces.

Miniature Graduation Cookies

Once baked decorate with 20-second icing and use  #1.5 and #13 tips to add details.

Mini Graduate Cookies

To make things even easier, you could also take a page from the Lila Loa playbook and use mini-fish cutters for your graduates.  These can be purchased at Sweet Art Factory or your local craft store {look in the clay section}.  I also like this mini-fish cracker cutter from Cheap Cookie Cutters because it has a rounder face.   In a pinch, this tutorial for making your own cookie cutters from an aluminum can could also work well.

Mini Graduation Cookie Cutter

Give the fishies a little stretch and decorate the same as above.

Mini Graduation Face Cookies

Whichever way you go, these mini-graduation cookies are a fast and easy way to make cookies for a crowd.

Mini Graduation Cookies

For more graduation cookie ideas check out these posts:

You can also use the “smooshed” square cutter to add graduation caps to any of these cookie designs:

Have a great weekend everyone!  Come back soon for a how-to on standing graduate cookies using Karen’s boy and girl cutters {if you don’t have them, order them now}.

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  1. 1

    Okay, these are too cute! I’m not generally a fan of “face” cookies, but I really like these. Did I say they are adorable? Love them!!

  2. 2
    CookieD-oh says:

    Aww…these are too cute!

  3. 3
    Marylou says:

    You are so smart! Your creative use of cutters is really inspiring. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

  4. 4

    WOW, I have those fish cutters – those really are MINI! And adorable – so much cutness in one little cookie!

  5. 5
    Kathy says:

    Too cute! I am going to make these for my nephew’s graduation. Thanks.

  6. 6
    Gitty says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and the links. I have three sets of graduation cookies on my to-do list and this helps. BTW, your finished design reminds me of a diamond ring cutter. Think that’ll work?

  7. 7

    Love these cute little guys!!

  8. 8
    Georganne says:

    I LOVE these!

  9. 9

    Aww, these are just adorable! Perfect treat to celebrate graduation with, will have to bookmark this for next year!