SHOE COOKIES/ Shoe Feddish

Shoe feddish … not me! Call me weird but I am not into shoes. Many of my ancestors were bootmakers so it is surprising I lack an affinity for footwear. For me, shoes serve a purpose … to cover my feet. Give me a two-inch pump in black, navy and gray for dressy affairs, sneakers and docksiders for bumming around and flip-flops for the beach and I am a happy camper. Maybe it was growing up with brothers or all those years in primary and secondary school wearing saddle shoes that stifled my interest in shoes. Also, being 5’8” high heels were never a desire. In fact, it is not only shoes but even shopping for clothes is not an activity I enjoy. Nope, I am not a shopper. I like nice clothes but prefer efficiency and get in and get out of the mall quickly. 

Then, there are cookie cutters. It is not easy to walk by a cutter without adding it to my collection. So that was the case with the shoe cutter. Isn't it a cute cookie? With summer wedding season upon us, these shoe cookies were decorated with a white-on-white lace design. I love this technique because it is easy, easy easy.

Shoe Cookies
Shoe Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted with AmeriColor Super White
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Meringue Powder
White Sanding Sugar

Outline cookie with #2 tip in white icing.
Flood cookie with white icing. Let dry 45 minutes.

Pipe the heel of the shoe with #2 tip in white outline icing.

Pipe random lines over the shoe with #2 tip in white outline icing to create lacey effect. 

Let dry overnight.

Mix 1 tsp meringue powder and 1½ tsp water. Stir until smooth.

Using a paintbrush apply to the lacey detail.
Sprinkle with white sanding sugar. Gently shake off excess. Let dry 45 minutes.



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  1. Haha! Love your story, Joan- ah yes those Catholic "shoe" days!! Love these cookies too, and hope I can actually order these from you if one of my daughters ever gets married :)

    1. Hi Maggie, Those days oh so long ago! I'll wait for the wedding bell news.

  2. These are sooo cute and I love the lace design. Amy

    1. Amy, Thank you! These cookies were fun to decorate.

  3. Pretty cookies! I like the use of the sugar for a sparkly look.

    1. Thank you! It's amazing what a little sugar can do for a cookie design.

  4. Your cookie designs are amazing! Pinned:).

  5. Thanks Donna and I appreciate the pin!


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