Coconut Drink Cookie

Coconut Drink Cookie

Pair your fruity summer drink with this tropical cookie from Jenessa of @dolcecakesconfections! Perfect for any party under the sun. Check out more cutters like this in our summer cookie cutter collection


Every year, my girls spend a week or two with my mother over the summer.  Last year, they came back singing and dancing to Coconut by Harry Nilsson.  Since they are back up in Boston with her this week, I thought it was only fitting to make this tropical coconut drink cookie.

What you'll need:
-Your favorite cookie dough (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
-CookieCutterKingdom Coconut Drink Cutter
-Royal icing, thick consistency: ivory, light brown (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
-Royal icing, flood consistency: white, aqua 
-Royal icing, piping consistency: white
-Gel food coloring: brown, aqua
-Small paint brush (for food only)
-Scribe tool or tooth pick
-Offset spatula


After you have rolled out, cut and baked off your cookies, you want to start by using the white royal icing to pipe the shape of the straw.  

Use the thick ivory royal icing to pipe the structure of the umbrella. You know you have the right consistency when it's comparable to toothpaste. Start with a thin straight line in the center, then pipe three smaller lines on either side of the umbrella post.

Next, take your aqua icing and pipe around the edge of the umbrella top and make scallops connecting the smaller lines. Then, flood the area.

Set your cookie aside for 20 minutes or so, until a crust forms over the flood area, then pipe lines connecting the small ivory sections to the top point of the umbrella creating the boning.

For the coconut, mix a few drops of Americolor Soft Brown into the leftover ivory royal icing. Don't worry about mixing the color all the way through.  You will need some of the ivory later on.  Take your offset spatula and spread the soft brown all over the coconut. Use small vertical strokes to create the base texture of the shell.  Also, you want to mix in some of the ivory that wasn't fully mixed in with the brown.

Now, take your scribe tool or toothpick and drag random vertical lines throughout the brown.  This will help add more texture and dimension to the coconut. As I was doing this, I found myself singing "she put the lime in the coconut, she drank 'em bot' up…"  You can thank me later for putting this ear worm in your head!

Since this was royal icing was pretty thick, you will only need to set it aside for about 5 to 10 minutes. If you're doing a bunch of these, you should be able to move to the next step by the time you finish adding the brown icing to all of the coconuts.

Add a drop of water to one drop of chocolate brown gel food coloring.  Take your small paint brush and paint random vertical lines throughout the shell. Always remember that it's easier to add more color than to take it away, so start off lightly and add more to darken certain spots afterwards. 

Once you're finished painting, take some white royal icing in piping consistency and outline the straw and add a few horizontal lines where it bends.

Ahh, now sit back, pour yourself a nice, fruity drink and picture yourself on a tropical island listening to "she put the lime in the coconut…"

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