TURTLE COOKIES/ Preppy Turtles

Our grand-nephew and grand-niece, siblings who are ages 1 and 4, celebrated their birthdays with a joint party in the park. It was a beautiful spring day at Yards Park in Washington, DC along the Potomac River. There are oodles and oodles of discoveries yet to come but on this day the little ones frolicked on the grass, crawled through the tube and flew kites with their Dads. What a great way to celebrate their first big year of life!

These turtles are the perfect cookie for these one-year-old lads and soon-to-be toddlers. I had to go with preppy colors for these future heart-throbs.

See Tiara cookies for his big sister and her gal pals.

Turtle Cookies
Turtle Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Dark Blue with Wilton Navy Blue and AmeriColor Sky Blue
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Bright Green with AmeriColor Electric Green and AmeriColor Leaf Green
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tips #2, #3

Outline cookie with #3 tip in dark blue icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Flood cookie with bright green icing.

Draw arc on back of turtle with dark blue flood icing.

Pull with toothpick to make turtle shell design. Let sit one hour.

Add eye and number 1 with #2 tip in dark blue outline icing.
Outline cookie with #3 tip in dark blue icing. 

Let dry overnight.




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  1. Oh Joan...these cookies are just adorable. I would love you to make me a batch on my birthday...but...let's leave the number off! LOVE the colors and I bet your grand babies loved them, too!

  2. These were one of my favorites! Love the colors, the detailing, and of course the #1! Our little guy was so lucky to have these at his b-day party! Thanks a million Joan! They always make me think of Testudo...UMD's mascot!

    1. Jessica, Thanks. The turtles were fun to make and extra special because they were for my nephew.


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