Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crazy Cactus for Cinco de Mayo

I have been wanting to make cactus cookies for quite awhile.  There is just something about them that's just plain whimsical, and Seuss-ish. :)

Originally I was going to make these cookies with just the eyes and a smile, but then realized that I had some mustache sugar decorations stashed away, no pun intended, and the little flower sprinkles for the cactus blossoms.  Much better!

These guys make me chuckle!

Cactus Cookies
Sugar cookie dough
Royal icing
#3 decorating tip
#1 decorating tip
Cactus cutter
Leaf green AmeriColor gel food coloring
Green FooDoodler food marker
Black FooDoodler marker
Wilton candy eyes
Wilton sugar mustaches
Wilton flower sprinkles
(The bigger royal icing flowers are from Layer Cake Shop)
1. Make sugar cookie dough
2. Roll out dough about 3/8-inch thick
3. Cut out cookies with cactus cutter and place on baking sheet.
4. Bake cookies according to recipe and then let them cool.
5. Tint the royal icing green.
6. Using a #3 tip, outline the cookies and fill with the royal icing.
7. Let cookies dry completely.
8. Using the green food marker, detail green lines down the cactus.
9. Put a dab of royal icing on the backs of the sugar decorations/sprinkles and place on the cactus.
10. Using the black food marker draw on eyebrows and smiles
11. With the royal icing and a #1 tip, add the spines (needles).
12. Let cookies dry.

Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  1. What a cute cookies. Pinning them:)

  2. HA! these make me giggle. would love to stash away some of these i my pocket. :)

  3. You are so good at decorating cookies! These are so cute.

  4. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, love those smiling faces!

    1. Thanks, Kim, I'm a sucker for smiling cookies:)

  5. I love these silly, mustachioed, adorable cactus cookies! Ole'!!

  6. Oh my stars Sue! These cookies will definitely 'stick' with me! I love all the details. The mustaches and the flowers really make them special.

  7. I always love how simply adorable your cookie creations are!