How to Make Pizza Dad Cookies
Out of all the new Father's Day cookie designs this year, I think these pizza dad cookies are the funniest. Not only are they a great gift for dads that love pizza and telling "cheesy" dad jokes, but the cookies themselves are so easy to recreate.
This tutorial will be a quick one. As you'll see below, just a couple of steps and you're done decorating. Here's how.
Pizza Dad Cookie Cutter
For size references, I decorated both the REGULAR and the LARGE size cookie cutters. You can see both of these sizes in the picture at the end of this post.
For the message cookie, I used the arch plaque in the LARGE size.
Template for the Pop Tart & Toaster Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Father's Day cookie designs, including this pizza dad design.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these pizza dad cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Tan royal icing (I mixed Americolor Gold with Americolor Electric Green and a touch of Chocolate Brown.)
- Light Brown icing (I used the tan color above, but with a little more Chocolate Brown gel.)
- Off-white icing (I mixed a touch of Americolor Ivory with Americolor Gold.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Pepperoni Red icing (I mixed Americolor Super Red with Warm Brown.)
Begin by first outlining and filling the top crust areas with tan icing, as shown. Let this icing set for about 20 minutes.
Then fill the remaining "cheese" area with the off-white icing. Let this base layer of icing dry for 1 hour.
Once the base layer of icing is set, add the face and toppings details. Start with the eyes, eyebrows, and one side of the mustache.
Then add the pepperoni accents and the other side of the mustache. Finish by outlining the crust again for definition.
The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video below.
While these pizza dad cookies do only require a few steps, they don't slack in the personality department. They just bring a smile to my face because of how silly they are.
I paired this pizza silliness with complementary pun cookie on this arch plaque cutter. Below are just two examples of a pun lines that are also heartfelt for Father's Day. I'm sure you could come up with even more.
For size and box references, here are a few recommendations.
REGULAR- This size is 4" tall and will fit a single 4" x 4" gift box. (Shown in the back in the image above.) Or pair it with a REGULAR arch plaque in this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").