Mardi Gras Bead Cookies

Mardi Gras in New Orleans......

hmmmm, how can I put this...........oh let's just skip to the chase. You show the Ta Ta's you get more beads. This is one of the few places you can get away with pulling out the girls.

Hey, I don't judge. The good Lord knows I've showed mine enough back in the day for some silly beads. These days the girls are nothing to show...... just keeping it real. I've nursed a few babies.

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras and I thought I'd make you some Mardi Gras inspired cookies. After's about the beads.

This is a kid friendly blog so I gave my girl a top. If you want a more naughty version, you could totally do the entire cookie flesh colored and give her some Ta Ta's.

Mardi Gras Bead Cookies

Cut out heart shaped cookies and simply cut off the top. Then bake.

 Using flesh colored icing outline and fill cookie. Let dry completely (about 6 hours).

With grey icing outline and fill. Allow to dry several hours.

With a 1.5 PME tip add a scalloped edge. Allow to dry. 

With green, purple and yellow royal icing, add bead necklaces. Start with one color and leave the spaces for the others. Let dry about 30 minutes before adding next color. I started with one necklace and after it was completely finished and dry I added another necklace. 

Mardi Gras Mask Cookie Pops

Ok I have a confession.

I know..... Confessions are supposed to be coming from the

Cookbook Queen

, but something just occurred to me when I designed these cookies.


I know, weird right? Who would have guessed it.

They weren't very hard either. I thought they were going to be a huge pain but they weren't.

1.Roll out your dough and cut out mask shapes. I used this

Mardi Gras mask cutter


2.Place mask on cookie sheet and pop into freezer for 2-3 minutes. This is the key!

3.Remove cookie sheet from freezer and insert stick. I gave it a little twist as I was pushing it into the dough.

4. Bake cookies according to your recipe's directions.

5. Decorate as desired. 

6. Slip stick into a 

stripey straw

for extra cuteness.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week and trying new things.