Making Itty Bitty Award’s Night Cookies {Tutorial}

I love making itty bitties.  Everything is cuter in mini.  Believe it or not, it’s  actually much easier to make minis than a full size cookie.  I can decorate them quickly and they leave me a little more room for error.

Making these is an all day project but not an all day job, if that makes sense.  All it takes is a little planning and patience .

When I make minis, I decorate in 10 to 20 minute spurts and let each step dry between layers.  Then it’s business as usual {cleaning, laundry, chasing little people} until the next step.  All together, I would say it takes me no more than an hour to an hour and a half to complete.

I thought I was going to pull a fast one on everyone with my cutter choices, but y’all totally caught me.
 For these I only use one consistency of icing, which you can learn about {here}
These are not serious enough to make a big mess over =)  They really are TINY!
For the first step, fill in the ballgowns, the ends of the bowtie, and the top part of Mr. Oscar…Then, wash dishes or take your kids to the park while this layer dries.
Next I add a sash to the ballgown, an undershirt to the tux, and a base to the Oscar.
Once again, I let this layer dry while I prepare lunch.
At this point, the ballgown and the Oscar statue are basically complete.  All that’s left to do is add buttons and the middle of the tie to the tux…

Most normal people would stop here, and that would be perfectly fine.  But I am a little obsessed, and I would much rather decorate cookies than do housework, so I go a step further and add a rosette to the ballgown, a lapel and boutonniere to the tuxedo, and I used old gold luster dust to paint my Oscar a shimmery gold.

But, like I said, I am a little bit crazy =)
If you need a little help learning how to apply luster dust, click HERE to learn how.
These are perfect for cookie gifts, or just as little cookie hors d’oeuvres at an Academy Awards party.
I hope everyone tries them!
Good luck and happy baking=)