Dad Youre a Star Cookies with Free Printable Tags
Father’s Day is almost here and I was thinking about making a few cookies for the dad’s in my life. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time planing and making something with a lot of colors because I know my dad will like anything I make. I decided this year not to turn his tongue black with BBQ cookies or spend hours and hours making vintage car cookies. This year, I decided to make these simple star cookies. I saw this card on Pinterest and knew I had found a simple design that would work perfectly and would let him know I think he is a star.
All I needed to start the project was to find a color scheme for the simple little star cookies so I looked on Pinterest. I found this image and knew it would make a marvelous manly set and therefore would be perfect for Father’s Day.
Supplies for Star Cookies:
Star Cookie Cutters from Whisked Away Cookie Cutters-I used each size of the Star Cutters she offers
Blue 15 Second Icing – (in 4 different colors-see more on that below)
Yellow Icing-Lemon Yellow + Gold
Orange Icing-Orange + Red
Royal Icing Recipe
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Click here for “Dad You’re a Star-Cookies Free Printable Tags”
My plan was to place the star cookies in a jar and add one of the tags but plans change. Well, more like I ran out of time before the big rain storm hit to take pretty pictures of the stars in jars. Please forgive me for letting Mother Nature win this one.
Now let’s decorate some cookies. Outline and flood the star cookies with whatever color you want and let them dry completely.
If you like the blue colors, you can easily mix them by starting with sky blue. Then, make each one a little darker than the one before by adding a little Royal Blue. For the last color, I added a small amount of black to get that deep color that was in the inspiration picture and liked the way it turned out.
I know the inspiration picture didn’t have yellow as one of the featured colors but I thought it would be a nice touch. The yellow and orange really stand out against the blue colors.If you don’t want to use blue, mix up your favorite colors or your dad’s favorite colors from his sports team and start decorating the stars. I am sure he will love anything you make for him. And you can get the kids involved and have them add sprinkles or sanding sugar. With the kids helping, these cookies may be more fun to make then they are to eat.