How to Make Simple Nurse Cookies
Can you believe what’s been happening in the world? I never imagined having a stay at home order issued to keep us safe from a virus. I’ll admit, I don’t know much about what’s going on other than what I see on the news, but I do know that our healthcare workers are working hard around the clock to take care of us. I can only imagine how they must miss their families and how their families miss them. There’s not a lot we can do for them right now, but when things start getting back to normal, I’m making some simple nurse cookies to say thank you.
Many other people are working hard to make sure we have the necessities like groceries and gas. I’ll be working on some simple cookies and a tutorial to share with them soon, but today, let’s look at these scrub cookies.
Simple Nurse Cookies Supply List:
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- T-Shirt Cookie Cutter– Sugarbelle
(I used tipless decorating bags with PME decorating tips #2 and #2.5 for the scrubs and tips #1 for the stethoscope so they could help me be a little more accurate with piping and flooding. Feel free to use tips or just the tipless bags because you’ll get beautiful cookies either way.)
- Airbrush System- The Cookie Countess
- Turkey Lacer
- Food-Safe Marker
- Tipless decorating bags- The Cookie Countess, The Flour Box Bakery, and TMP
Royal Icing Transfers:
How to Make Simple Nurse Cookies Video:
I hope you enjoy your video and get a chance to make a few cookies to say thank you to our healthcare workers. If you want the tutorial for the heart cookies you can find it here at Thank You for Making My Heart Smile. I hope you make a few because they’re simple and fun.
How to Make Simple Nurse Cookies:
- Before you make the scrub cookies you should make the royal icing transfer pockets a few days in advance. In case you missed it in the supply list here’s the link Square Pocket Royal Icing Transfers for the uniforms and here the link for the Toothpick Roses because I’ll share the heartbeat cookies soon.
- The one tip I’d like to share is to be sure you remember how you mixed the icing for the pockets because you’ll need your t-shirts to match the color so it’ll look planned and normal. That’s it. You’ve got this!
- Begin by baking your t-shirt cookies. If you don’t have Sugarbelle’s you can use another cutter as Ann Clark’s t-shirt cutter just about any t-shirt cookie cutter will work. How many times can I say t-shirt in one sentence?
- Once your cookies have baked and cooled and you’ve made your royal icing, outline the t-shirt.
- If you have issues with your royal icing sinking in as it dries, you can pipe a few lines as I’ve done on these cookies. Let the icing dry for a few minutes before you flood the cookies. The lines will be support for the flood icing and when it dries your cookie will have a nice flat surface. I’ve been doing it a lot lately because all it seems to do here these days is rain. When the humidity is high the royal icing gets low! The lines help a lot!
- Once the lines and outline have had a few minutes to dry, flood the cookies with the sky blue icing. If you want to use a different color, go for it. Pink, purple, green, or even Khaki would look good so use your imagination and personality and make the colors of your choice.
- While the flood icing is wet add two of the royal icing pockets you made ahead of time. Carefully peel them off of the wax paper and add them to the scrubs. Try to add them exactly where you want them because it’s hard to move them on the wet icing without making places in the pretty flood icing. It’s easy to move them a little so try to add them where you want them to go.
- Let the cookie dry for a little while before you airbrush.
How to Airbrush Simple Nurse Cookies:
- When you airbrush the scrubs, think about where you want the shadows. You could airbrush around the cookies and the pockets or you can pick one side to look like an actual shadow. Let’s say the sun is shining from the top left of the picture so the shadows will be on the right side of the scrubs. So if this is the look you want you only need to airbrush the right side and don’t do the top of the scrubs or the top of the pockets. Leave the left and the top unairbrushed. So that means you only need to airbrush the bottom and right side of the pockets, the scrubs, and the bottom of the sleeve. You may want to add a little under the sleeves on the right because that will have a shadow from the arm as well.
- A little airbrushing goes a long way when we’re talking cookies.
- Oh yeah, the airbrush color I used was Mermaid Teal from The Cookie Countess and I think it was a great choice for these nurse cookies.
Simple Nurse Cookies:
- Time to add the stethoscope.
- You only need three colors and a food-safe pen.
- First, find the place on the scrubs you want to add the stethoscope and draw a cursive lowercase letter “l.”
- Next, draw a curved line up to the shoulder.
- Then, draw a curved line on the other side of the shirt. If you need help you can watch the video because this is simple when you break it down into individual steps.
- Next, pipe the gray on each side of the bottom of the letter “l,” but don’t pipe the top.
- Now pipe the top of the “l” with black royal icing and add a dot on the ends of the gray.
- Next, pipe the lines up to the shoulders on each side.
- Add a dot of black icing and then add a white dot on top of the black dot.
- Guess what? You’re done! Wasn’t that simple?
I hope you enjoyed the airbrushed scrub cookies and I’ll be sharing the pocket tutorial soon. The link is in the supply list above so you don’t have to wait. I’ll also add the heartbeat cookies soon so stay tuned. Stay safe and healthy and get ready to share some cookie love with everyone we know!
Hey Lisa …..this is an amazing and more unique think till date…i really love your cookies and your inserted images…..i will trying to make it…Thanks for sharing….!
Thank you for the nursing cookies. It has definitely been a year for those of us in the medical field. I would choose to be a nurse all over again, even after this year!!!
I can’t wait to see you in the March 20th class.
Kay Reed, RNFA, BSN, RN, EMT
Thank you, Kay and everyone in the medical field for all you do!
You all are our superheroes and we are so thankful for all you do!