I made these cute mermaid cookies for my daughter’s birthday party along with rainbow cookies and all the little girls loved them! To make them, you just need your favorite sugar cookie recipe (I use this one) and royal icing. You can find my tutorial on how to make royal icing HERE.

I used the girl cookie cutter by Wilton and just trimmed off part of the dress so that the cookie would be more mermaid shaped. I would have gotten a much cuter mermaid shape if I had an actual mermaid cookie cutter, but luckily the kids who were eating the cookies didn’t really pay too much attention to the shape.

I made the icing, seperated it into different bowls and then colored it different colors……ivory, turquoise, green, purple, yellow, brown etc. You can use any colors you like of course. I definitely had to have the ivory for the faces and then brown and/or yellow for the hair. Red hair would have been fun too! I put the icing into icing bags fitted with #2 tips and decorated the cookies once they cooled off.

The first thing I piped onto the cooled cookies was the circles for the faces using the color ivory. I let it dry for about an hour before piping on the hair and the mermaid outfits so that it wouldn’t all run together. I had to let the icing dry completely (overnight) before drawing the faces on with edible ink markers. As you can see from the mermaids in the middle, I got a bit impatient and started drawing a bit too soon. You can use icing for the eyes, nose and mouth instead of edible ink markers, but I find it to be too time consuming to pipe every detail.

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12 comments… add one
  • Winnie Aug 15, 2012

    These cookies are sooooooooooooooo CUTE
    Beautiful work
    I’ll bet you daughter was so happy with these cookies 🙂
    I know I would

  • tanya Aug 15, 2012

    Oh my goodness, these are so cute!! Your daughter is very lucky. Although, I think they may be too cute to eat!

  • Printabelle Aug 15, 2012

    Very fun, they turned out adorable. THanks for linking up!

  • Emilee Aug 17, 2012

    Love these cookies! They are adorable and would be great for so many parties! You have one lucky girl to get such cutie cookies!

  • These are flipping adorable. I know you r daughter had to have loved them. Thanks for sharing on Whatcha Whipped Up

  • Jeni Mar 13, 2013

    These are too cute! My little girl is obsessed with mermaids!

  • Stephanie Pass Apr 19, 2013

    Oh I love these! They are so stinkin’ cute! I would love to make these. Thanks for sharing!

    I love mermaids. If I could be a mermaid, I totally would. I used to pretend I was a mermaid in my swimming pool when I was little.

    • Marie Apr 19, 2013

      Lol. Mermaids ARE so cute. Who wouldn’t want to be one for a day!

  • Those are awesome!!! I wish my daughter was still young enough for cute cookies:)

  • Way cute!!! Great idea to cut the dress part off:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  • Christi Apr 23, 2013

    Oh my goodness these are adorable and my girls would go crazy over them! Found you through Two Cup Tuesday!

  • I LOVE these cookies! Such beautiful work! Thanks for linking up at Pint Sized Baker‘s Two Cup Tuesday Party! I’ve pinned this! I hope to see you again on Monday Night!

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