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Not Perfect But Fun Tropical Themed Cookies

Last Updated on June 28, 2022 by Maria Brittis

My tropical themed cookies are super easy to decorate. These cute cookies are perfect for the summer holidays like July 4th or Memorial Day. All you need is tropical cookie cutters, icing and sugar cookie dough.

I always admire how a professional bakers make the most beautiful cookies with beautiful colors of icing on them. I learned that you don’t have to be a professional baker and spends tons of money in fancy icing tools to have fun decorating cookies with icing. So I practiced a few times on a cookie and that made the difference. It wasn’t perfect but they still looked cute and I had fun.

Here is a simple decorated cake with icing you can do easily for any special occasion. Nature Themed Cake With Chocolate Leaves Decoration

What is Tropical Themed cookies

Tropical themed cookies can be anywhere from a palm tree, sharks, clam or a seashell. You can buy series of large tropical cookies cutters in many tropical shapes. They are great for summer parties and if you live close to the beach or want to have a tropical themed party they will be perfect touch.

Why You Will Love Tropical Themed Cookies

  • They make a great dessert idea for summer party
  • They are super cute.
  • They are super fun to make.
  • You can bring them to any social you may be invited to.

Ingredients To Make Tropical Themed Cookies

I don’t do many recipes in my blog but lately I have been trying to make super easy recipes that are fun and quick. This tropical themed cookie recipe is one that anyone can make and they don’t have to be perfect.

  • Tropical cookie cutters: Found these in Amazon, they came with a flamingo and a few other shapes. I used the palm tree, crab, clam, star and shark

How To Make Tropical Themed Cookies

  1. Since I used a cookie mix, read the directions on the back.

2. Roll the dough out and place on flat flour surface. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick.

3. Start cutting out the tropical cookie shapes. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

4. Carefully place them on a ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for around 10 minutes until golden on the edges.

tropical cookies on cookie sheet in oven

5. Place them on a plate to get them ready to ice.

tropical cookies on plate

How To Decorate The Tropical cookies

Since July 4th is around the corner I wanted to make them super festive. I added a few star cookie cutter to decorate with fireworks. They will go above the tropical shapes. I purchased already made icing. The tubes were super easy to used. I used red, white and blue for the fireworks on the stars. For the palm tree I used yellow and green. For the shark I used blue icing and for the clam I used white.

colorful tropical themed cookies on counter

I started with the stars and iced them blue and white.

adding icing on tropical themed cookies

With the writing icing tube I created little dots to create the fireworks.

star cookie with fire works  on it

For the palm tree I outlined the upper part with green icing and filled the trunk with yellow icing. You can fill the center of the palm with icing but I prefer the outline instead.

palm tree cookie on plate

The shark was easy to ice . You outline with blue icing and then fill the center with blue icing. Add a few drops of red and yellow to create the eyes and mouth.

blue iced shark cookie
Yield: 24

Not Perfect But Fun Tropical Themed Cookies

Not Perfect But Fun Tropical Themed Cookies

Tropical themed cookies can be anywhere from a palm tree, sharks, clam or a seashell. You can buy series of large tropical cookies cutters in many tropical shapes. They are great for summer parties and if you live close to the beach or want to have a tropical themed party they will be perfect touch.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1. Sugar Cookie Mix: I used Betty Crocker's sugar cookie mix.
  • 2. Icing: I used Betty Crocker cookie icing in white, yellow, green, red, blue and writing
  • 3. Tropical cookie cutters: Found these in Amazon, they came with a flamingo and a few other shapes. I used the palm tree, crab, clam, star and shark

Instructions

    1. Since I used a cookie mix, read the directions on the back.

    2. Roll the dough out and place on flat flour surface. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick.

    3. Start cutting out the tropical cookie shapes. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

    4.Carefully place them on a ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for around 10 minutes until golden on the edges.

    5. Place them on a plate to ice.

    Decorating the cookies

    1. I started with the stars and iced them blue and white.
    2. With the writing icing tube I created little dots to create the fireworks.
    3. For the palm tree I outlined the upper part with green icing and filled the trunk with yellow icing. You can fill the center of the palm with icing but I prefer the outline instead.
    4. The shark was easy to ice . You outline with blue icing and then fill the center with blue icing. Add a few drops of red and yellow to create the eyes and mouth.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Why REady To Made icing

Ready to make icing makes it easy to create cute decorated cookies in minutes. Since I am super busy with my life its the perfect way to get things done quickly. I have dried making icing but find its doesn’t set fast compared to ready to made icing and it dries smooth for stacking.

I don’t have to spend extra money on tools for writing or outlining on cookies so the smaller already made tubes are perfect for writing.

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tropical themed cookies in a plate

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