We are a family of Dr. Seuss fans, to say the least! We love the books, the cartoons and of course, yummy treats themed to Dr. Seuss! This year in honor of our favorite children’s book author’s birthday I have been busy creating some incredibly fun snacks that are perfect for sharing with a story! This Red Fish Blue Fish sugar cookie recipe is not only easy to make, but the cookies are unbelievably delicious! You will want to make this soon, but I think you will find yourself coming back to this recipe, again and again, to bring a little Seuss fun to your snack time!
Makes 2 1/2 dozen
- 3 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. soft unsalted butter
- 1 c.. granulated sugar
- 1 egg
Cookie Cutter: fish shape
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth, not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add eggs and continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and set it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (If needed.)
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes.)
- 4 egg whites
- 2 c. powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Disposable piping bags with #2 tips
- 2-squeeze bottles
- Red, Blue, and Black gel color
- Black edible marker
- Combine all ingredients except the colors into a standing mixing bowl.
- Mix on medium speed onto stiff peaks form
- Split into 4 bowls
- Leave one bowl white, add the colors to 1 of the 3 bowls, red in one blue in the other and black in the last.
- Using the piping bags, add a little bit off the colors to 1 of each bag.
- With red and blue icing remaining in the bowls, add 1 tsp of water to thin out the icing.
- Pour icing into a squeeze bottle.
- Outline the fish in black icing.
- Fill in with the thin red or blue icing and let sit on a cookie sheet for 4 hours.
- Using your edible marker, add some shading to the top fin, the tips of the tails and the middle part of the fish.
- Add a half smile and outline of the eyes.
- Add the flipper with some shading.
- Using the white icing, add a small dot for the fishes eye.
- Using the black icing, add the pupil.
- Let sit for another hour.