Mini-Bandana Cookie Toppers

It’s almost the weekend, but you still have time to make a quick Memorial Day cookie treat.  These minis are even easier than regular bandana cookies.

To make these, you’ll need:

  • red and blue twenty-second icing
  • black food color marker
  • white piping icing and a #1 or #1.5 tip
  • mini-cookies in the shape of your choice

I used squares, but circles, stars, or even flower cookies, like these by Sweet T Cookies would be adorable also!

All you need to do is cover flood your cookie with 20-second icing.  Let it dry completely, and follow my bandana cookie instructions to complete the look.  This is also a super quick, no outlining way of making large bandana cookies.

The only variation will be the border…if you have a straight sided cookie you can still do the ruffle, however with the scalloped border I had to change my method just a little.

When they are ready, just lay them on a frosted cupcake.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tidy Mom’s easy cupcake recipe.  I am admittedly CAKE CHALLENGED, however, since I found this recipe, I have managed to make pretty, uniform cupcakes without batter all over my kitchen.

Speaking of perfect cupcakes, I also LOVE this post on making uniform cupcakes by My Baking Addiction.

And, since it saved me even more time, I used store bought frosting.  Don’t hate me…I’m a cookie girl through and through.

In any case, these are easy and fun, and can work in many different ways…as toppers, minis, or as an accompaniment to larger bandana cookies.

Show up with this Duo, and you’ll be the hit of your Memorial Day weekend bash!