Fun Mermaid Tail Cookies you can bake yourself!

Throwing a Mermaid Party?  Then you should definitely make some super easy and completely fin-tastic mermaid cookies!  

This easy to follow DIY mermaid tail cookies tutorial will walk you step by step through how to quickly and easy make adorable mermaid desserts for your under the sea party!

 

If you are looking for the perfect party theme for summer, you can’t go wrong with MERMAIDS!  Whether you are dying your hair bright red, naming your first born Ariel or just have a pool and need a quick summer party theme…it’s all about the mermaid.  

Once you’ve made these delicious little mermaid tails…be sure to swing by and check out these mermaid party ideas too!

        

How to make Mermaid Cookies using fondant.

This recipe is pretty simple to follow.  You will need a basic sugar cookie recipe. You can buy a box mix, use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, our grab my go-to basic sugar cookies recipe!

 

You don’t need to be a crazy good cookie decorator to make these adorable treats.  I love baking with my kids, especially when I can step back and let them create.

Practically this means many of my treat tutorials are totally able to be made by an 8 year old.  Good news for anyone unsure of their baking strengths!

 

Ideas for using cookies at a Mermaid party

I love using gorgeous cookies like these in my party set-ups.  For my daughter’s mermaid party, the little mermaid cookies as one of the focal points of the party.  They were so cute and made such a nice treat.

To display the cookies, I filled the plates and serving trays with brown sugar to resemble sand.  This gave the whole table a beach-y feel and the sugar smelled so nice!!

 

Mermaid Cookies Tutorial: STEP by STEP

Now for the good stuff…how to actually make the mermaid cookies. Here are the step by step directions to making your own fabulous mermaid cookies!

 

Materials:

 

Step 1:

Prepare sugar cookie dough.  I use my basic cut out sugar recipe.  You can use whatever recipe you desire, as long as they don’t spread too much when baking.  

If you experience spreading, this article is helpful for figuring out why!

 

Step 2:

Flour the surface and your rolling pin…like A LOT.  Roll out dough until it about ¼ inch thick. Using the mermaid cookie cutter, cut the cookies to the desired shape and place on parchment covered cookie sheets.

 

Step 3:

Bake per recipe and allow to fully cool.  

 

Step 4:

Now it’s time to decorate.  Prep your fondant. Choose three colors (I used teal, light teal and pink).  Color the fondant to the colors you would like to use.

Roll the fondant out until it is ¼ inch thick.  Use the circle fondant punch to punch out several small circles.  You’ll need 13 circles per mermaid cookie.

 

Step 5:

If you are comfortable using royal icing, prep your icing, outline and fill the mermaid cookies with the base color.  I used a light teal.

If you are NOT comfortable with royal icing, you can use the icing pouches to cover the cookies.  This takes a little longer to harden, but will still look cute with the cookie design!

Step 6:

Lay out the fondant circles on the icing while it is still wet in rows of three. Layer the circles slightly as you go so they look like scales.  Allow the icing and fondant to dry.

Your cookies are ready!!!  Easy peasy and oh so cute!!!

 

Yield: 1 dozen cookies

Simple + Adorable Mermaid Cookies

Simple + Adorable Mermaid Cookies

Fun Mermaid Tail Cookies you can bake yourself! Throwing a Mermaid Party?  Here are some super easy & completely fin-tastic mermaid cookies!  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • White Fondant
  • Royal Icing or Icing Pouches
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tools

  • Circle shaped fondant cutter
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mermaid Cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Prepare sugar cookie dough. I use my basic cut out sugar recipe. You can use whatever recipe you desire, as long as they don’t spread too much when baking.
  2. Flour your surface and your rolling pin…like A LOT. Roll out dough until it about ¼ inch thick. Using the mermaid cookie cutter, cut the cookies to desired shape and place on parchment covered cookie sheets.
  3. Bake per recipe and allow to fully cool. 
  4. Now it’s time to decorate. Prep your fondant. Choose three colors (I used teal, light teal and pink). Color the fondant to the colors you would like to use.
  5. Roll the fondant out until it is ¼ inch thick. Use the circle fondant punch to punch out several small circles. You’ll need 13 circles per mermaid cookie.
  6. If you are comfortable using royal icing, prep your icing, outline and fill the mermaid cookies with the base color. I used a light teal.
  7. If you are NOT comfortable with royal icing, you can use the icing pouches to cover the cookies. This takes a little longer to harden, but will still look cute with the cookie design!
  8. Lay out the fondant circles on the icing while it is still wet in rows of three. Layer the circles slightly as you go so they look like scales. Allow the icing and fondant to dry.
  9. Your cookies are ready!!! Easy peasy and oh so cute!!!

Looking for more ideas for throwing a Mermaid Party?

Now that you have made these little mermaid cookies, you should definitely incorporate them into a gorgeous mermaid party!  We have tons of mermaid party ideas to inspire your party planning.  

I have some adorable mermaid printables that can make party planning a snap!  You can purchase the printables here.

 

Coordinating Mermaid Party Supplies

Choosing the right party supplies and tableware can also make a simple party into an extraordinary party!   This set from Sweet Lulu is my favorite. It is fun and flirty and makes the PERFECT addition to any mermaid party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love these cookies, please pin this image to your birthday Pinterest board:

 

Conclusion for Simple + Adorable Mermaid Cookies:

This simple mermaid cookie recipe will help you style and execute the finest mermaid party around.  Check out the easy step by step guide!!

 

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