How to Make Popsicle Cookies
There are a few times in the past, after finishing a set of cookies, I wished I could redo them a different way. One example of this from my archives is this set of Disney-inspired popsicle cookies I made last summer.
These popsicle cookies were my entry into a summer-themed dessert contest hosted by Disney on Instagram. While I didn't place in the contest, I did have a blast making them. After all was said and done, there was one aspect about these popsicle cookies that really bugged me.
The bottom "stick" portion kept breaking off!
No joke, the connection point was so frail the "sticks" were breaking off left and right after that picture was taken. Thankfully, I made sure to make more than a few of each design. Since then, I've always wanted to redo the overall design to strengthen that area where the popsicle met the "stick".
Popsicle & Ice Cream Truck Cookie Cutters
With summer almost here, I thought now would be the perfect time to get another crack at making more popsicle cookies. I've added two new cookie cutters to my shop:
The popsicle cookie cutter has a similar style that would pair nicely with the ice cream and soft serve cone cookie cutters I made previously. The drip detail flanking both sides of the popsicle “stick” portion reinforces the connection area. This helps to prevent breakage while handling.
I also included an ice cream truck cookie cutter just for fun. The truck cutter is styled for a nostalgic, vintage look, while rounding all the corners for a more whimsy feel.
For this tutorial, I'll be showing how to decorate the popsicle cookie cutter. I hope to get to the ice cream truck tutorial at another point.
Template for the Popsicle Cookies
I provided a downloadable template for the design ideas shown below. In the template file, I've included both the popsicle and the ice cream truck designs.
You can download the popsicle cookies template HERE.
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
These popsicle cookies are fairly easy and quick to decorate. Just a few steps needed. They can be decorated in any colors imaginable, but if you're interested in the colors I used I listed them below:
- Pink medium icing (I used Rainbow Dust Progel Pink.)
- Tan medium icing (I mixed a tiny amount of Americolor Ivory and Warm Brown.)
- White medium icing
- Red medium icing
- Black piping icing
Begin by outlining and flooding the bottle portion of the popsicle in white icing. Let that set for about 15 minutes.
Next, outline and flood the "stick" area with tan icing, as shown below. Leave the cookie to dry completely before moving on. (About 1 to 2 hours.)
Once the cookie is completely set, add the top layer of the popsicle in the color of your choice. First outline the top of the cookie and with drips accents over the white area (this will give the cookie layered dimension). Then flood this section. Let this cookie set another 1 to 2 hours before moving on.
Lastly, add the finishing details. You can choose to include a smiling face on your popsicle or leave it off. For visual interests, I added wood grain detail with a food pen. I used a Rainbow Dust food pen in the coffee color.
These steps are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
The popsicle cookie cutter comes in three different sizes: regular, small, and mini. All three sizes are shown in the picture below.
If you're interested in the ice cream truck cookie cutter, it comes in two sizes: regular and small.
These two new cookie designs pair nicely with my existing ice cream cone and soft serve cone cookies (also available in regular, small, and mini sizes). I've included each of the designs in the platter below.
I hope everyone has a great start to their summer!