“T” is for Tiger cookies


My three-year-old son, Ty (and his little sister) and I recently spent a lot of quality time together while my husband and our eldest were away for a week visiting family.  We tried to make his “staycation” as fun as possible, despite the absence of airplane rides and doting grandparents.  Along with lots of scootering and swimming at the Y pool, I promised Ty some cookies that looked like his favorite animal, as depicted on his favorite shirt.

Sometimes his grandma calls him “Tigger,” so cookies are as good as a visit, right?  Wrong.   (I know).

As you can see, I  also promised to make cookies that spelled out his name.  That short name treated me right, allowing for minimal improvising and a cookie for each hand!

To make the letter cookies, first I decided on a font I liked on my word processing program.   I was looking to make cookies that were approximately 4 inches tall, so I selected font size 500 and printed the letters in bold.  To make a template, I cut  out the letters and laminated them with self-sticking laminate, then cut the letters out again.

When it came time for cookie cutting, I used a paring knife to cut around the letter templates placed over the rolled dough.

I wanted to avoid spreading, so I reduced the baking powder in the cookie dough by 1/2 teaspoon, as Marian at Sweetopia recommends.  Because I was making a small batch (really just another excuse to bake/blog), after cutting and transferring the cookies to a baking sheet,  I allowed the cookies to set in the freezer for 20 minutes before baking them.


Overall, I think Ty was pleased, we were all entertained a bit, and the tiger is somewhat recognizable, especially from a distance.  (:

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13 responses to ““T” is for Tiger cookies

  1. OH these are fabulous! I love everything about this post – cute little Ty, the gorgeous photos and of course, the cookies!
    Thanks for the kudos too. ;-)

  2. Dad and Mom

    Lucky Ty! He certainly looks pleased….

  3. Jen and Bryan

    Those look time consuming! When I read the part about cutting, laminating, and cutting, I thought to myself, am I reading Martha Stewart Living or does one of my friends actually DO THESE THINGS??? Bryan and I are in awe of your cookie awesomeness. We missed you but LOVED seeing Linnea and Chris. Oh, and Ty-Ty is so grown up! Oh, and Jeanette and I are scheming a girls/kids Spring break this year…somewhere warm with an awesome pool. Save the date!

  4. Very detailed. Ty is getting so bigh!

  5. great idea using laminate sheets to make your own cutter designs.

    your cookies turned out beautiful… those tiger ones look like such intricate work. your little one looks so happy with his “ty” cookies… adorable!

  6. Ah! Everything you make is so cool! The cookies match the shirt perfectly!

  7. These turned out great! I would have gone blind decorating that tiger cookies kudos to you for that. It does look exactly like Ty’s shirt. How cute! Also want to say, great tip on the laminate sheets.

  8. Tears. The awesomeness of your creativity is so inspiring, Kristina. Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you! xo

  9. crustabakes

    wow, that is quite a lot of work for some cookies. The tiggers are definitely recognizable even from near. I bet ur son must be loving these cookies! happy mothers day to u!

  10. Aw look at your little an! He looks SO happy! I hope you had a nice Mother’s Day :)

  11. I like that your mom & dad comment and your blog too! The cookies are awesome and that tigger is fabulous..opps..tiger i mean..i’m too much into pooh bear & friends. :) And your son is so adorable!

  12. These are so great! That tiger is amazing! Love the eyes…

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