Graduation Cookies

May 13, 2014



One more week until Graduation Day for my senior! We’ve already had a school wide awards ceremony, senior breakfast at church and Baccalaureate. This week is a year end band concert, another night will be an awards ceremony. The senior picnic is tomorrow down on Mobile Bay, and another senior breakfast preceding cap and gown pick-up will be at the end of the week. Senior recognition Sunday is next week at church. I must remember to get film for the camera! (That’s what my Mother always said).

Oh . . . they are also taking final exams.


I’m not very organized, because I am also trying to focus on packing my son up to leave home THE DAY AFTER GRADUATION!!! (sob).

He has a fabulous job at an out of state summer camp he loves. So, what’s a Mom to do? He’ll have a great time and then pretty much, go straight to college in the fall. He’s not packed yet, but  the good news is . . .


The graduation cookies are ready to go!

icingLast week, I showed you this prep work. Mixing the dough, rolling, cutting, baking and icing.

cookie collageI think I did about 200 caps, gowns and diplomas.

IMG_8865Sometimes, I use a pastry bag to edge and add details, which is more exact and neater, but I was in an artsy mood and wanted the cookies to have more of a “painted” look.

IMG_8909To decorate these, I added the highlight colors with a regular old table knife while the base icing was still wet. It gave them more of a swirled and abstract look.

IMG_8880For the word “Diploma,” I used a food coloring pen. I’ve already given out bags to two different school groups, one church group and have one more “friend” group to go. That’s a lot of blue tongues for the senior class of 2014!

Now, to figure out how I can go to camp with him.

Take a look at this Pinterest page for great Graduation and general party ideas.

Sharing Graduation Cookies with: Savvy Southern Style, Just a Girl And Her Blog, Adorned From Above, From My Front Porch to Yours, Crafty Allie, The Charm of Home, The Pin Junkie, The Dedicated House, Six Sisters Stuff, Alabama Women Bloggers, Dwellings, Rooted in Thyme, Vintage Chic

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