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: