Simple Sunshine Cookies

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Yesterday was a trifecta of a day in our family. It was Father’s Day, it was our son’s 2nd birthday and it’s the first day of  summer.

simple sunshine cookies

I made these cookies to celebrate. These are some cool-cat simple sunshine cookies.  It was appropriate treat since the sun was out in full force and the temperature was a balmy 99 degrees. It’s only going to get hotter now. And I love it!

I even sort of took pictures of the process. Which I always forget to do. These are so quick and easy to make. Sometimes it’s nice to not have to make 17 colors and consistencies of icing. These are all one consistency and only 4 colors (3 if you use a white food color marker for the highlight in the sunglasses.)

To make these cookies all you will need is:

Orange, yellow and black 20-second icing

And a little white 20-second icing, or a handy dandy white food color marker.

Start with a round cookie. Whatever size you want. Add some cool-cat sunglasses in the top third of the cookie.

simple sunshine cookies

Next add a circle of yellow or orange icing around the sunglasses.  Leave a rim around the edge un-iced.

simple sunshine cookies

You can add the highlights to the glasses either now or later. Depending on if you are using icing or a marker. If you’re using a marker wait until the black icing is very dry. (I had to go back and re-pipe the black lines of the sunglasses’ nose piece.)

Next add the rays of the sun in one color. Leave space between each ray.

simple sunshine cookies

Let those dry for a few minutes, then add the other color rays.

simple sunshine cookies

Happy First Day of Summer!

simple sunshine cookies

 

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