Onesie Cookies

I had a frosting-filled weekend making onesie cookies for a friend's baby shower. I can't take credit for the design - I saw them on Rolling Pin Production's website ... so cute. Five dollars a cookie was just a little too rich for my blood though. I found the cookie cutter on-line at Off the Beaten Path. They have a really great selection at great prices, and I especially love that they have a cookie cutter for each state. I couldn't help get a Missouri cookie cutter (my home state).

To make things easy on myself, I bought pre-made sugar cookie dough from Fresh Direct (it is so good) and Royal Icing base from NY Cake and Baking Distributor.

Here is the process step-by-step:

First, I gave each cookie a coat of white royal icing, which I thinned to make a "picture" or "flow" icing. It spreads really easily and dries as a smooth, perfect finish.


Next, I piped white icing at the neck and seams:


Third, I piped a light green stripe on the body.


Last, I piped the blue strips and this is the final result (a mere four hours later):


These were a ton of work, but they turned out so great. I wish you could see the colors better in the pictures - I used just a little dye to make light baby colors and my flash washed it out a bit. Anyway, they were a big hit at the shower and I'll definitely make them again.

34 comments:

Stace. said...

Wish I had seen this before the last shower I attended. Would have been the perfect dessert.

Thanks for the tips!

Em said...

Those are really cute - great job! Em

This Military Mama said...

I love the cookies! They are so cute.

Can I ask, what did you use to get the piping so thin? And how do you thin out the icing?

I love to bake and want to improve all the time which is why I'm asking the questions.

I love your blog! I'm so glad I found it.

Jill said...

Hi Military Mama -

I just use my smallest piping tip and a light touch. :) I use a royal icing, which can be thinned with water. To cover the cookie, I make the icing quite thin, and the piping icing is pretty stiff.

Hope this helps!

Jill

Blestmomof6 said...

Those are about the cutest cookies I've seen!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Bea said...

I love to bake. Those cookies look so cute! Homemade cookies always taste better too.

Bea

Katrina said...

This is so dang cute! My shower is in a week, so its a little too late. But, I'll have to do this when its my turn to throw one!

Heather said...

These are just about the cutest ever!

Susan said...

Thank you for mentioning my company, Rolling Pin Productions - while I wish you had purchased your favors from me, as I designed them, I'm thankful for the mention. And thank you for also mentioning that these were a 'ton of work' ... that's why we have to price our cookies the way we do. [And don't forget individually wrapping them as well.] Thanks again and I hope the shower was a success. Susan, Owner.

seemommysew said...

These are so cute!

kellykell said...

I am trying to make these cookies for my shower but when I bake them the shape loses its integrity and I get fat bubbly cookies. How thick does the dough need to be before baking for them to maintain their shape? Thanks for the help.

Jill said...

kellykell -

I roll mine THICK. Like 1/4 inch. Also, the dough should be very cold.

I let my cookies cool almost completely on the baking sheet before transferring them to a rack - I find that they are more sturdy this way.

Hope that helps!

Elizabeth said...

I love your site, just wondering what size of the cookie cutter you used. There is a 1.25 inch and a 4 inch.

Jill said...

Hi Elizabeth -

I use a 4 inch cookie cutter for these.

Anonymous said...

Jill, I wanted to ask about storage. I plan on making the cookies on Wed. and decorating on Thurs and Fri and giving them out on Sat. Do I need to store the cookies in a particular way to keep them fresh and tasting good or will they last over that time period? Thanks.

Jill said...

anonymous -

I make these cookies in stages too. Just put them in the freezer each night after baking and decorating. The night before your party, when they are completely decorated, put them in plastic treat bags and tie a ribbon tight. They taste very fresh for a few days afterward.

Anonymous said...

To the lady who owns the company "Rolling Pin Productions" - you make it sound like you are the only one out there making onesie cookies. Actually, if you google it, there are dozens and dozens of online suppliers of similar cookies, so to say "I designed them" and act like she is stealing the idea from you is wrong. They are adorable, and I agree, $6.50 is WAY too much to pay for a cookie, no matter how cute! I think it's awesome that she was able to do it herself!

random claw said...

Hi Jill, I found your blog because I'm making onesie cookies too! I make a shortbread dough but have always been curious about the FD sugar cookie dough? Do you have any recollection how many onesies a tub of dough made?

Jill said...

random claw - I roll my cookies fairly thick and believe I usually get about 25 cookies per tub. not exactly economical, nut the cookies are delicious!

random claw said...

that's not too bad. i'm interested more for the time-saving aspect. that combined with my butter costs might just make it worth it. thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill, I love these cookies and am planning on making them for my sister's shower. Did you pipe an outline on the sookie before flooding as a barrier or how did you flood it without it dripping over the sides? I also have a hard time with the cookies keeping their shape, I know the dough should stay chilled, any other suggestions - your cookies edges look so sharp and neat!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These cookies are adorable! Thanks for the tute. I wonder why Susan of "Rolling Pin Productions" seems to have taken offense to these cookies--she has PLENTY of copyrighted characters on her website as "custom" cookies. A onesie isn't that original--Elmo, Cookie Monster, etc are.

Susan said...

To address the 'anonymous' poster above, I have never taken claim to the copyrighted characters on my site, nor do I claim to have created the characters.

The character cookies that appear on my site on the 'Custom' page were projects ordered by the creators of those characters.

This striped version of the onesie cookie was designed by myself, the patterning and outlining were from original sketches.

I was indeed one of the first people to create onesie cookies back in 2002, as I was looking for an alternative to Baby Bibs.

And as I do not sell my cutters, I had recommended the idea of creating a cutter for the onesie cookie for the public to buy to a commercial cutter house, and some of the cutters you buy today to create onesie cookies are indeed from that original recommendation from years ago.

Yes, today a onesie cookie is not 'that original'. In 2002 it was.

Anonymous said...

Dang, nazi cookie lady just let it go already, we understand you were the originally creator. Enough already!!!!!

keepingmycents said...

I made these for a Baby Shower since your's were so cute. You can see mine at:

http://keepingmycents.blogspot.com/2009/10/onesie-cookies-for-baby-shower.html

Thanks for the tutorial! I couldn't have done these without it.

Jenn said...

Cute! I did only about a dozen onesie cookies for a baby shower, but I did mine slightly differently. I rolled my dough about 3/8" thick, and I threaded a sucker stick horizontally through the shoulder area, then baked. Decorated the cookies with white royal icing,then used a cute baby stamp with food coloring markers to decorate. To finish the sucker stick, I used smallish diameter wire to make a hanger (loop wire around each end of sucker stick, pull up to a triangle, twist ends together and bend into a hanger hook. ) I then stretched a thin ribbon across the room and hung the cookies as edible decorations.

Anonymous said...

jenn - what a neat idea. i can see it in my mind...but am not crafty lol

Shelley said...

What an exciting blog find today! :) I love your whole blog! I'm definetly bookmarking it! --I had to laugh about the Cookie Drama comments above! ;) funny stuff. -Yours turned out beautifully. I will be featuring these sometime in the near future! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jill
these look awesome, and I tried them today - but the cookies rised so much that they lost their shape : ( (I used Pillsborough sugar cookie dough). How can I prevent this?
thanks!

Jill @ homemade by jill said...

definitely don't use a store bought sugar cookie dough - they get too puffy. If you want to use a pre-made dough, look for a shortbread cookie dough.

soon to be new mom said...

Hi Jill, I just wanted to say the cookies are fab as well as the other ideas and projects you have posted. One question, what was the brand of cookie dough you brought from Fresh Direct.

Anne said...

SO ADORABLE! Thanks for the suggestion to use shortbread dough instead of a sugar cookie. We will need to do pink & blue cookies for an upcoming shower because the gender will be a surprise...

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