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}.