Friday, August 3, 2012

Ice Cream Bar Cookies

My daughter was making up a gift basket for a family with two little girls who just lost their daddy. She thought it would be a sweet idea to add some of my cookies into the mix.  I decided these bright colored ice cream bar cookies would fit the bill.  I hope they bring a bit of cheer to some little girls (and their mom) going through a very difficult time.

These particular cookies have been on my lengthy "to bake" list for a loooong time, ever since I saw them on Meaghan's fabulous blog, The Decorated Cookie. I love these cookies because, besides being cute, they are not difficult and they come together in a pinch!  The bright colors make them extra fun,  and we all know that treats on a stick increase that fun factor!

After handing over the cookies to my daughter this morning, I later found this post from her on my munchkin munhcies facebook page (Zeke is my four year-old grandson):
When I got home this came out of Zeke's mouth upon seeing the cookies: "My Grandma is a brilliant baker!" I thought it was cute and I have never heard him use the word 'brilliant' before so that's a new one :).
Love my munchkins!
 Ice Cream Bar Cookies
Mix up a batch of  sugar cookie dough.  Roll out the dough.  Use an ice cream bar/popsicle cookie cutter (or template) to cut out the cookies. Make sure the dough is thick enough to insert a popsicle stick in each before baking (Use a small, sharp knife to make a slit in the dough to help insert the stick). Place the cookies in the freezer for about 15 minutes to hold their shape. Bake as recipe directs. Let cool. 

Mix up a batch of royal icing.  Divide into fourths and add different gel colors to each bowl of icing. I used AmeriColor Electric Color Kit from Karen's Cookies. With a #3 tip outline each cookie. Let dry for about 20 minutes.  Thin each icing to a  "fill" consistency and use a wider decorating tip (I used a #10) for filling the cookies with the royal icing.  Let them dry for a couple of hours before adding the dimensional white icing line.  Leave cookies to dry overnight.
  Linked to:
 I'm Lovin' it Party 
Inspiration Friday
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday 
Saturday Seven Party 
Sweets for a Saturday

 



23 comments:

  1. Zeke is right, his grandma is a BRILLIANT Baker! Adorable! The popsicles are super fun too. I'll say a prayer for your friend's family. I'm so sorry for their loss.

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  2. Yep I agree with zeke too! So cute (so sorry you had to make them tho :(

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  3. I'll have to try these, so cute!

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  4. I bet the kids just go nuts over these--how cute!

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  5. These are the cutest! Love the summer theme and the colors are gorgeous. Perfect, as always Sue:)xx

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  6. Sue your cookies are so cute! You truly are a brilliant baker! Sorry to hear about your friends. What a sweet way to send some cheer.

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  7. Super cute cookies!
    Sue, you make the cutest things!

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  8. Grandma IS a BRILLIANT BAKER!! So TRUE! Love these

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  9. Such a sad story, but such a cute treat. I love these so much!

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  10. What an adorable cookie design :D :D
    Love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Glad that you checked another one off your list, and I'm sure the family truly appreciated them. It was a very thoughtful gift.

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  12. Oh Sue, these are so cute! You really are a brilliant baker! :)

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  13. Zeke is one smart little cookie! Your ice cream bar cookies are wonderful and fun and I hope bring a moment of cheer into an otherwise very sad and tragic time for your friends.

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  14. I agree with Zeke, you are a BRILLIANT BAKER. These look so fun and perfect for summer. Joni

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  15. I'm kind of excited because I think I could actually do these! They are so cute..and look just like popsicles! So adorable that Zeke used the word 'brilliant'. I was just telling a friend how cool and unexpected it was when his 4 yr old son used big words - I think one was 'regrettably'..which made my head whip around like..whaaa? Also..it's wonderful that your daughter made a basket for the family who lost their Husband/Daddy. I'm sure these popsicle cookies added a bit of brightness to their days xo

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  16. These ice cream bar cookies are so attractive with their bright colours. Great for summer!

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  17. These are so stinkin' cute! I love the bright neon colors.

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  18. I'm sorry for the conditions these were made but I'm sure they brightened some little girls day! And I would agree--they are brilliant! I think I could make these cookies and I just might try! Have had luck shipping this type of cookie. If would be a perfect goodby summer, back to school treat! Thanks for another wonderful idea.

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    1. I'm sure you could make them Cindy!

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  19. Do you know the name of the font used for "Ice Cream Bar"? So cute!

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