Thursday, June 2, 2011

Super Simple Summer Seashell Cookies


{***remember those "blogger fonts" that Kevin and Amanda posted? This is the "Bake at 350!" Very strange and cool to use your own handwriting as a font!***}

I have news for you...

IT'S JUNE!!!  Yes, JUNE!

Kiddo's last day of school was today.  Is it me, or are the school years getting loooooonger? I'm pretty sure when I was a kid, we got out in mid-May and school started again after Labor Day.  (And we walked to school uphill BOTH ways, in the snow, in Houston.) ;)

Anyhoo...kiddo & I decided to go with summer themed cookies as a little thank-you gift for his teachers.

The shells and sand dollar cookies are so simple to make, but I really love them.  Sometimes simple is good.

To make the cookies, you'll need:
 
With a #2 tip, outline the shell shape in turquoise.

Thin the white & turquoise icings (reserve a bit for later) with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to squeeze bottles.


Flood one side of the shell with thinned white icing.  Use a toothpick to guide into corners and edges and to pop and air bubbles.


Flood the other side with turquoise.

Let the cookies sit at least one hour.


With a #2 tip (I used a PME tip 1.5), pipe the detail.  Either lines....


....or dots.

Let dry overnight.

PS.....did I mention it's JUNE?!?

54 comments:

  1. I love these Bridget! So perfect for summer. And how cool is it that you have your own font??

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  2. Beautiful and summery! You must be a mind reader, I was sitting at my computer sulking because I hadn't had one of your posts to read and BINGO up this popped! :-)

    I love your blog, you inspire me and I can't wait to get to a place in my life where I can create beauty and yummyness.

    Thanks for always shwoing me something new.

    Janet

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  3. these are pretty. remind me of the beach. thank you for taking me there with cookies!

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  4. They are so beautiful Bridget! I love the colors and the DOTS :)

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  5. Oh I just love these! We still have three weeks of school here in SoCal, I think I look forward to the last day of school even more now that I'm a mom!

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  6. These cookies are beautiful, as all the others. I'm a new follower and i'm discovering day by day all the things you did. You are great. Next week i've already the project to make you cookie recipe (for decoretion)and your royal icing 101, or 102.
    Why don't you come visit me, i make cakes, i'm starting now to be honest :-), this sweet world is amazing!

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  7. Joan from the UK, soon back to Texas!!June 3, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    LOVE them. Shell cutters are on my list for todays trip to the sugar arts shop. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Enjoy your summer

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  8. Try saying that 10 times fast!
    Cute cookies.

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  9. simple is always good!
    Love the shells, wish my kids were out of school...we still have 2 more weeks!!

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  10. Simple is good and these are simply adorable. Love the color combination. So fresh looking. Happy summer to you and yours Bridget!

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  11. You are amazing and so inspirational. I'm also a relatively new follower and I look forward to your new posts. I have a lot of fun making new cookie creations and looking at yours makes me want to do them everyday:) I take them to the nursing home where I volunteer. I love to see the residents smile. Thank you for the great ideas.

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  12. Your kiddo is lucky. Because of all of the snowstorms in Massachusetts this winter, most of the kids don't get out until the beginning of July. Ouch, right? Your kiddo is out super early compared to Boston kids!

    Gorgeous cookies too!
    xo - Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  13. If I put my ear to the big conch shell cookie, I know I'll hear the ocean.
    Beautiful job, Bridget!!

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  14. Can cookies be peaceful? ... because these are! Lovely!

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  15. Those are so adorable! And the do seem easy to make. :)

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  16. oh my gosh Bridget!! I love those! and they totally make me want to have a summer party!

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  17. LOVE the blue and white!
    Have I told you lately how much I would ADORE being kiddo's #1 teacher!
    He and I + you and your COOKIES would have been a match made in HEAVEN!!!!
    If I was a teacher...
    and opened these SEASHELL cookies...
    I would PASS~OUT...
    on the SPOT!
    So cute!
    LOVE them!
    xo

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  18. Oh these are sooo pretty!!!! And get me in the mood for summer! I'm so glad to have all my little ones back at home with me for the summer!!!!

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  19. Love the graham cracker crumb nest. So cute!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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  20. Love the cookies! School doesn't end until the 29th of June in this next of the woods. I have some time to think of what to get teachers!

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  21. Beautful work Bridget!! I love this color for shells!! Hugs my sweet friend!

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  22. Beautiful, Bridget! Love seashells and white/turquoise are some of my favourite colours!!!

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  23. These are simply gorgeous! I love the colour and Kiddo's teachers are very lucky.

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  24. I love the colors of these cookies! Perfect for summer!

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  25. I love these - so pretty!!

    I tried to download the blogger fonts but I couldn't install them :( I'm just not tech-savvy, I'm afraid...

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  26. These would have been PERFECT at my wedding! Only a year too late! Darn! But next beach themed wedding, I'll definitely have to show them these! They are so beautiful!

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  27. How about *stunning* super simple summer seashells (by the seashore)...love these Bridget!

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  28. Amazing. I love them. Lucky teacher! When I was a kid we got out of school in June and did not go back until September. Feels like the kids are rushed through everything now a days!

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  29. Hermosas!! congratulations!! :)

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  30. Love your font! An that graham cracker sand! Cute!

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  31. These are way too cute! I have a friend who is moving to the beach in Florida, and I know she would love these!! Thanks for a great blog. I love it!

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  32. pretty!! love the turquoise colour!

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  33. Hi Bridget! This cookies are so beautiful... you've had a great idea. And blue and white color, very nice, are those of the summer.
    Andrea. (from Spain)

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  34. Beautiful! Makes me want to head to the beach. Is that graham-cracker sand?

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  35. These are SO pretty! Love the color choice!

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  36. You are just so very brilliant! I adore all things shore and all things blue. I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

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  37. totally adorable! and you know I LOOOVE the colors!!

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  38. These are adorable, Bridget! I love the colors and the design. I think I need to find some seashell cookie cutters now!

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  39. These are SOOOOOOOOOOoo beautiful. I LOVE the colors. LOVE them!

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  40. Love the color scheme, and great presentation on the "sand".

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  41. Such beautiful cookies - perfect to welcome summer! Love the colors and attention to detail!

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  42. Goodness! These are beautiful (as usual!) I LOVE the color! Perfect Tiffany Teal and perfect for JUNE!!!

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  43. Just beautiful.... they may BE simple, but they look anything but. I reeeeally like these cookies, Bridget!

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  44. Oh my word, Bridget! These are GORGEOUS!! I adore the colors, and the simplicity of them is perfect. Totally inspired! :)

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  45. These cookies are beautiful! Brava!

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  46. Thanks, these inspired me to make some seashell cookies to match my daughters seashell cake! And they turned out great! Okay stilla few kinks in my royal icing application...but I'll work on that!

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