little mermaid Starfish Cookies

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Today I’m sharing how to create Starfish Cookies. This is a fun and quick tutorial on decorating cookies which is super fun.

starfish cookies

We really do love The Little Mermaid. I remember how excited Sylvia was when we met Ariel at Disneyland in Paris a few years ago. It was a fantastic experience. The Little Mermaid is a fantastic movie. I love the songs the music and this would make a great party theme for a child’s birthday.

If you love this cookie recipe , you may want to try this Printable Starfish Craft too!

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

What You Need

How To Make starfish Cookies?

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add eggs…Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie-sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).

Once the cookies have cooled you can do the fun part, the icing. 

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
sky blue, purple, green and pink gel colours
5 piping bags with a number 2 tip

4 squeeze bottles
5 bowls to mix colours in Icing 

Directions:-Combine all ingredients except the colours into a standing mixing bowl.
-Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form
-Divide the icing into the 5 bowls
-Add a color into 4 bowls, leaving the 5th one white, and mix them until they are the shades you want
-Scoop some of the color into the piping bags.

-add a 2 tsp of water to the colored icings to thin it out
-pour into squeeze bottles

Decorating Directions

Outline a few starfish in the pink icing 

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea
The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

Fill in with the thinner pink icing and let dry for 1 hour.
Using the white icing, add a big dot in the centre and small dots going down each ‘arm’.
Using the pink icing in the piping bag, cover the face of the star with little pink dots.
Let dry for 3 hours before enjoying.

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

The end result is really fantastic and I think these would make a fantastic treat for a mermaid or under the sea themed party.

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

What do you think? Do you like these lovely “The Little Mermaid” themed star fish cookies? I do.

The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea
The Little Mermaid Starfish Cookie Food Idea

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  1. These starfish cookies are simply adorable! They certainly would be perfect for either an under-the-sea themed or Little Mermaid party. I bet Sylvia had a lot of fun helping you make these cookies.

  2. I literally gasped when I saw the title of this post! I adore them!! Who doesn’t love mermaid inspired goodies? I think they bring the magic back to every day treats. I think I may have to try these one day!

  3. The Little Mermaid is one of my all time favorites! What a fun project to do with kids .. I’ll bookmark your recipe for the next time my grandson is visiting. What a fun (and colorful) way to spend an afternoon!

  4. Wow, these look amazing! I don’t know if I have the patience or artistic ability to pull these off, but I can try!

  5. I always wondered how people managed to ice biscuits without the icing pouring all over the place – now I know you have to do an outline first! Learn something new every day 🙂 x

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