Ice Cream Cookies with a Cherry on Top
I am ready for summer. I want to swim, sit in the sun, pick some pretty flowers from my garden, and eat a lot of ice cream. If only we could find a way to enjoy ice cream without worrying about it melting in the heat. Guess what? We can enjoy them with worrying if we make ice cream cookies!
You can choose between sandwiches, single scoop cones, double scoop cones, ice cream Sundays and Popsicles or enjoy them all.
Supplies for Ice Cream Cookies:
15 Second Icing in these colors:
- Tan (for the cone)
I used a royal icing transfer for the cherry on top. To make them, follow this eye tutorial and use red icing and not white. With the white icing, pipe a line while the red is wet so the cherry will look shiny. You can make them a few weeks in advance and store them in a cool dry airtight container away from the sun.
Now for the cookies, begin by outlining the ice cream sections with the colors or flavors you want.
Then, flood each layer allowing dry time in between each.
While the brown icing is wet, add the sprinkles.
Outline and flood the cone with the tan icing and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, and add the details to the cone following the picture.
Add the royal icing cherry to the top of the chocolate with a drop of red or brown icing.
You can stop there or use an airbrush gun to add some detail. I personally love how the airbrush changed the look of these. Carefully outline each color with the machine set on low. For the white, airbrush with brown or blue. For the pink, use red or pink. For the brown and tan, use brown. For information on airbrushing, click here.
Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies:
Brown Cookie Dough
White Thick Icing
Cookie decorating doesn’t get any easier than these. Once you make your cookie dough, add some Brown AmeriColor Gel and roll it out and cut it like you normally would. Polk a few holes in the unbaked cookies and then bake them. Once they are baked and cooled, pipe some thick white icing with the star tip and place another cookie on top.
These are super simple and will give your ice cream cookie platter a lot of variety and a 3D effect. Add some cute twine from Baker’s Stock and your guest will think you spent hours on these.
Lila Loa did a guest post for me last year because she is a sweetheart. She made these Popsicle Cookies and they are my favorite Popsicle cookies ever. The tutorial is wonderful and the pictures are amazing. Thanks again Georgeanne for sharing your amazing talent with us.I know there are a lot of ice cream cookie tutorials out there on the web but, I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.
Sweet Sugar Belle has really cute Ice Cream Cone Cookies that are a double scoop of goodness. She is so creative with her cookie cutters and I would love to borrow her brain for a few days. Paula from The Vanilla Bean Baker has a Decorating with Ice Cream Video that will show you step by step how to make her cute ice cream cookies. I love the gumball she uses for the cherry on top. Bridget Bake at 350 made some I Scream, You Scream Cookies with different sprinkles and I can’t decide which one I like best. These Ice Cream Cone cookies from Tracy at Whisked Away Cookies are some of the cutest ice cream cookies I have ever seen. Her airbrushing really makes these cookies stand out! I also love the fun swirl she made.
Well, there you have it. Several ice cream cookie tutorials that will have your friends and family screaming for ice cream with out worrying about heat melting your yummy treat.
These are so super summery!
Oh, my goodness! You took ice cream cone cookies to a whole new level! Love, love, love your airbrushing! They have such a wonderful look to them and fabulous depth. Loving the brilliance of your ice cream sandwich design too and those Popsicles have my mouth watering! Such a fabulous Summertime set! Also, thanks so much for the link! That was so very nice of you! Again, fabulous sets!
Oh, so gorgeous, Lisa! These make me so happy for summertime, even though I’m not looking forward to the heat that’s coming! 🙂
These are all so stinkin’ cute, I can’t even pick a favorite. Amazing how much dimension that the airbrushing adds. I love mine, but am not as good at it as you…still need some practice to perfect!
Holy cow Lisa! These are fantastic! The ice cream cones are my absolute favorite. Just adorable! 🙂
Your airbrushing adds such incredible dimension! I adore all of these cookies! I have had ice cream sandwich cookies on the back burner for awhile, but now I am dying to give them a try! LOVE yours!
Any possible way you can do a air brush video tutorial??? I read your blog post but seeing in video so much better. I’m sure a lot of your subby’s love to see one!!! 😀
I am actually working on a few now. Hopefully they will be done in the next couple of weeks.
Love the airbrushed touch to those cones. It’s the Bearfoot Baker signature! 😛 Genius idea to add a RI transfer cherry, too! Woohoo for Summer!
The airbrushing really adds so much depth to your cookies. They are little works of art!
love them Lisa!! the cherries on top are the cutest!
Well, they certainly deserve a cherry on top! Super duper cute!
Absolutely dying over these! 🙂
The airbrushing really takes those ice-cream cones over the top, Lisa! And I can’t get over how realistic the ice-cream sandwiches look!
They are wonderful Lisa!! Just in time for summer! You made me think to get out my airbrush…I am working on pizza pieces. I thought I could give it a go on the crust. Thanks for making me pull it out! ;o)
I always enjoy decorating ice cream cone cookies, they are fun to do. Seeing your air-brushed ones is making me think that I need to add to my decorating tool 🙂
I’ve never seen these ice cream sandwich cookies before this post, what a great idea and I love your popsicle cookies!
Thank you Lisa for mentioning my video tutorial in your post…very much appreciate it.
All three of these cookies are amazing. I’m in love! I don’t own an airbrush, but seeing your ice cream cone cookies makes me want one because your airbrushing adds so much to them. The ice cream sandwich cookies look so much like the real thing that I thought they were just props for the photos! These are the perfect set of cookies for summer. Love ’em!