Every party needs cookies,
don’t you think?
Baby Showers are no different
and today it’s time to celebrate!
Stephanie of Back for Seconds just had a baby boy and to welcome her new arrival a group of bloggers are getting together to throw her a virtual baby shower today.
I made Italian Cookies with Royal Icing and edged the cookies in patriotic nonpareils.
I’m not sure why but I just love red white and blue for babies, the colors area bright and timeless. No matter their age, they don’t grown out of that soon, which I think makes it perfect for babies. Cute little cowboy or cowgirl theme is just so adorable, bandanas and all.
These cookies are perfect for all you CELEBRATING, great for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Labor Day…Birthdays or even a how down, county summertime party!
My Italian Cookie Recipe is my go to cookie recipe, I just love how wonderful the cookies bake and they taste delicious. I rolled the cookie dough 1/4″ thick for the smaller star cookies.
Here is a link to the Printable Star Template the giant star cookies. I cut out the star I printed onto paper then traced that image onto a flexible plastic cutting board and then cut that out.
I place the template onto the cookie dough I rolled to 3/8″ thick using a sharp pairing knife, I cut along the edge of the template to make a large cookie. I also used this when making Giant Gingerbread Cookies.
I outline and filled the cookie with royal icing I tinted light blue and flooded them in and allowed them to completely dry before applying sprinkles.
To edge the cookie with nonpareils, I outlined the cookies when the base coat of icing was dry and then dipped the cookies into the nonpareil sprinkles.
I use a shallow dish to dip the cookies into.
( taking photos while doing this is not easy, I kept spilling the sprinkles all over)
Let the icing dry where you applied the sprinkles before stacking.
Giant cookies are fun to present with a tray of cookies, I wrote on the giant star cookie with an edible marker.
Congratulations to Stephanie and her family on her sweet baby boy!
Go check out all the other baby shower treats!
Pimiento Cheese Spread by Laura’s Baking Talent
Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken by Kathy’s Kitchen Table
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip by Frugal Foodie Mama
Funfetti Pudding Cookies by Crazy for Crust
Blueberry Boy Bait by Pint Sized Baker
Strawberry Butter Streusel Muffins by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
White Chocolate Reese’s Brownies by Inside BruCrew Life
Blueberry Coffee Cake by Heather’s French Press
Skinny Banana Nutella Dip with Star Pie Crust Dippers by Wine & Glue
Celebrating with Star Cookies by Created by Diane
Lemon Meringue Cookie Cups by Mom on Timeout
Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Yummy Healthy Easy
Skinny Chocolate Muffins by Kitchen Meets Girl
Flourless Chocolate Cake by Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
Heather @ French Press says
these are just so sweet- and I love the BIG cookie/message – what a lovely gift
Laura @ Laura's Baking Talent says
Love the idea of using red, white and blue for a baby shower. You are right it is timeless. Thanks for the printables too, it will come in handy!
These are simple and beautiful. Thank you for another great idea!!!!! And congratulations to Stephanie, a new born baby is such a blessing!
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds says
Oh my goodness, Diane, these cookie are perfect!! I love the message you wrote on there, too. So sweet! Thank you so much for the shower – it was such a fun surprise and I am loving reading all of the wonderful posts. Pinning these awesome cookies 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
Oh, these are so pretty Diane!! i love the stars and you’re so good with the icing. Love! Thanks for coming to the shower!
Krystle(Baking Beauty) says
I am a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan and their logo is a blue star. They’re out of the playoffs but maybe I’ll make them anyways to spite the family’s team hehe! 🙂
Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines says
Gorgeous cookies. I love that you made these for the little man that’s joined us recently. I think it would be a blast to change up the colors for game day. 🙂
[email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says
i love that you used 2 different sizes I also love how perfect your icing is!
How beautiful! Perfect for the arrival of a sweet boy!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
You make the best cookies Diane! I’m loving the two sizes and the sprinkle edges! Red and blue is definitely a timeless baby color!
Thanks Jocelyn, you just make my whole week 🙂
Shawn @ IWYD says
Super cute!! Love these!
Wendy | Around My Family Table says
What a wonderful surprise for her! And your cookies are so beautiful too!
Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
I love that you cut your stars using a template. How funny that I’ve made shaped cookies hundreds of times but never thought to do that!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
These are so cute!!
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
Diane, I think these are so clever! So cool that they are big and I’m living the simple edge and how you can write on them. Pinned for sure!
Nutmeg Nanny says
These cookies are so adorable 🙂 love it!
Thanks so much for the recipe and the template for the large star, I made them for a family celebration and they came out great!