I made these graduation cap cookies at the request of my friend Monica, who I've been making goodies for over the course of several years now! Her daughter was graduating from 8th grade, and Monica wanted these as cookie favors for her graduation dinner party. I didn't have a graduation cap cookie cutter though, so I asked my handy hubby to make me one! (See this link for other copper cutters that he has made for me!)
She only needed 16 cookie favors, so I made one batch of sugar cookie dough and one batch of royal icing (you can find both recipes in my new book!). After chilling the dough briefly, I rolled it out and used my new shiny copper cutter to cut out my graduation cap shapes.
After the cookies had baked and cooled, I used stiff blue royal icing to outline the graduation caps.
Then I filled it in the runny blue royal icing, let it dry overnight, and then used the stiff blue icing to outline the caps once more and add details.
Next, I used stiff yellow royal icing to add the tassels.
And the final touch was a little dot of stiff blue icing as the "button" that holds down the tassle.
Happy Graduation, Viviana! Hope you enjoyed the cookies!