Simple Graduation Cookie Platter

It’s about that time again!  When it comes to graduation cookies, I am always a little short on great ideas.  I made these graduate faces last year, but after I saw Lila Loa’s version, I didn’t think they were very cool anymore. So this year I kept things simple.  I relied on basic designs and pretty primary colors to pack a lot of punch into this set of cookies.  Here’s the skinny.

I made pretty plaque cookies by baking different shapes together.  This year I constructed a star and graduation hat plaque.  If you don’t already have a scalloped oval cutter, you can make one by squishing a circle.  I explained it in a little more detail here.  For the additions I used a small star a square fondant cutter sqwooshed into a diamond shape.  For another  graduation plaque cookie, check out Cookie Crazie Pam’s version HERE.

Remember, the key to baking cookies together is to make sure portion of the edges are touching.  I learned that small seams do not stay together well after this epic fail last year.

I also spruced up simple star cookies by baking them together.  I cannot take credit for this idea, I first saw them in my friend Ali’s teacher appreciation set.  It’s such a simple design, but still one of my all-time Ali favorites.

The last cookie was a lucky accident.  I had the best intentions to enter my friend Georgeanne’s creative cookie cutter contest but I chickened out ran out of time.  Luckily, the cutter was out when I decided to cookie-fy a cute little graduation card I saw at Target.  I didn’t trim mine as much as I wish I’d have, though.  If you make these I would suggest trimming off a little more of the bow than I did.

Do you get it?  It’s supposed to be graduation caps flying through the air.  I thought it was pretty cute.

If you’re looking to make confetti cookies, try a little square fondant cutter.  It works very well for this.

Here are the color combinations I used for this patter:

  • royal blue + sky blue = spring blue {totally made up that color name}
  • leaf green + egg yolk yellow = spring green
  • egg yellow = yellow
  • tulip red = red {for more info on tulip red, click HERE.  It doesn’t have that icky red taste}

In the spirit of graduation, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.  Words to live by.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

Congratulations , class of 2012!