Baby Shower Shortbread Cookies

I made these shortbread cookies for a friend’s baby shower. Her baby (a girl!) is due anytime when I write this and we can’t wait to welcome her in our little circle of friends. The baby shower colours were pink and yellow, so I decided to make some ducks, some baby clothes and bottles in those colours. I also added white, as I think it is always a great colour and it would help breaking the “monotony” of the other 2 colours. I used shortbread cookies as a base to make these, as I love their buttery taste and then I decorated them with Royal Icing. I did not have any baby shower cookie cutters, so I made them myself out of card-board. This way, you can make any shape you like (booties, cradles, bassinets, teddies…) without having to spend a cent. :-) I also made some of my Vanilla and Lemon Mini Cupcakes and some other cupcakes decorated with Raspberry icing. I prepared a few more goodies for the baby shower, so stay tuned as I will be posting about them in the next couple of days! Enjoy and have fun creating your own cookies!


1 batch of shortbread cookies, cut in baby shower themed shapes
Royal Icing
Food colouring

Cut out and bake the cookies as per this recipe.

Once the cookies have cooled down, prepare the Royal Icing (you can find the recipe and a list of all the tools you need here) and colour it with food colouring (both gels and liquid).

The technique is the same as the one I use for sugar cookies.  You start by outlining the shapes with a very thin line of icing and then fill it in (“flooding”). Some people use a thinner consistency of icing to flood the cookies, but I used the same icing (a bit thicker) to outline and flood because it saved me time. Also, I did not have all the tools I needed (I only had a #2 tip and only 1 of those!), so I wanted to keep the icing types to a bare minimum. I also made my own piping bags with baking paper…

After flooding them, I let them dry for a couple of hours and then I used different colours to add more details.

Baby Shower Shortbread Cookies

Let them dry overnight before serving them.

Baby Shower Shortbread Cookies

Have fun!

Baby Shower Shortbread Cookies

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  1. says

    What a great idea. Love shortbread cookies… and love the way you made the “stencils.” Going to use this technique for sure.

  2. says

    You made them yourself? Sei un mito! When I posted my baby shower cookies a few months ago, I used the bear and rocking horse from my Christmas cookie cutter set. And I thought that was ingenious!

  3. Annette Ciufo says

    I like the look of your cookies. I am looking for some of these cookies that I can buy for a baby showere that I’m having in November. I do not need them too big. Do you take orders, if so how much time do you need and what is the price.

    Please let me know at.

    Annette Ciufo

    • says

      Hi! You can make the cookies 3 or 4 days in advance and keep them in an air tight container. Decorate them 36 to 48 hours before eating them, so they have enough time to dry completely. :-)

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