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Inside: Learn how to make amazing oyster cookies quickly and easily. Perfect for an under the sea or mermaid birthday party.
With a pearl added to the center of the cookie they look simply divine. This shell cookies recipe is one you won’t be able to resist.
If you are planning an under the sea or a mermaid party, then oyster cookies definitely need to be on your list of foods to make. Not only do they look incredible, but they taste super yummy too.
I made these for my daughter’s mermaid themed 3rd birthday party, with pink, white and blues. These oyster cookies were an absolute hit at the party and they looked oh so pretty.
Everyone commented on how amazing they looked and we certainly didn’t have left overs. Ok, so maybe that’s not a positive because everyone loves left overs after a party!
Simple But Divine Oyster Cookies
Luckily, these oyster cookies are pretty simple to make, so you don’t need to stress about not having great baking skills.
You can choose to either bake your cookies (recipe below if you wish) or pre-purchase if you can find something of the right shape.
If you make them, make sure that you cut using a cookie cutter to ensure that the cookies are all roughly the same size, which makes it easier when you try and pair the cookies to make the oysters.
How to make oyster cookies in 6 steps
Trust me, this process is easier than you think it’s going to be. Are you ready to get started?
Step 1: Grab yourself some sixlets for the oyster pearl decoration and put them aside for now.
Step 2: Make some buttercream which will be added to the center of the oyster cookies. I decided to make the buttercream pink to suit the mermaid party colors.
You can however choose whatever colors that fits with your party color scheme.
Step 3: Add a small portion of buttercream onto the back of one of the cookies.
Tip: Don’t add too much otherwise it will all spill out when you try and create the oyster cookie!
Step 4: Carefully lay your second oyster cookie on top of the buttercream. Try and keep the back of the cookies together as much as possible to help create the shell effect.
It may feel a bit squishy at the moment, but don’t worry as the buttercream will harden and attach better to the cookies once it has been in the fridge.
Step 5: Once you are happy with how the oyster looks, add the sixlets pearl in the middle.
Step 6: Finally, lightly brush the top of the oyster cookies with some edible shimmer dust. This will create that special oyster sea feeling.
That’s really it. The oyster cookies are ready for for the party.
They looked simply amazing on the party table and both the kids and adults tucked into them.
You may also wish to make some royal icing seashell cookies to complement these. Two different types of cookies, but they would look amazing displayed together.
Oyster Shaped Cookies Recipe
If you would like to make the actual cookie yourself, follow this simple recipe.
- 200g Self Raising Flour
- 25g Corn Flour
- 100g Butter
- 100g Caster Sugar
- 6 drops of Vanilla Essence
- 1 Egg
- Rub the butter and flour together and add sugar.
- Add the vanilla essence to lightly a whisked egg and pour into the dry ingredients.
- Stir with a palette knife to form a dough.
- Using your hands, kneed lightly and form mixture into a ball on a floured board.
- Roll to a ¼ inch thick and cut into approx 24 cookies
- Place on baking tray, which has been greased and floured or lined with grease proof paper.
- Prick cookies with a fork
- Bake for 10 minutes at 175 degrees or until golden brown
- Leave on tray until set
- Lift off carefully onto rack to cool
Regardless of whether you are holding an under the sea or a mermaid party, these oyster cookies will be the perfect addition to your food table. They are perfect even for the non experienced bakers.
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