Wonder Pets Cookies

Don’t you wish life could be as simple as an episode of The Wonder Pets?
Problems solved in 20 minutes with a healthy snack of celery at the end…
better yet I wish that I counted celery as a snack!
Am I right or am I right?
So if you have a child under the age of 4, I’m certain know you the Wonder Pets.
Those 3 cute little guys, “Linny, Tuck and Ming Ming too” have saved the day hundreds of times and lived to tell the tale.
I wish I could say the same for the little critter that we found outside yesterday.
These are the things I think of when we find an unwanted guest in my kid’s sandbox…
“Was Mikey the Mouse on a mission to rescue Molly the Mole?”
Oh, the guilt.
I would have let Mikey find his way to Molly if I could have just been sure that Mikey wouldn’t have ultimately taken a pit stop in my house for a nap and nourishment.
Please don’t judge me, I love animals.
I love the ones that you can house-train.  I love the ones that will play fetch.
But if you are, what I like to call a “critter”, the only way you’re making it in my house is on Nick Jr.
Sorry, it’s the truth.
With all that said, I made some cute cookies last week for a Wonder Pets birthday party.
They were fun to make and I think they turned out cute!
I have done Wonder Pets before…they have actually turned out to be one of the most popular cookies I have made, but in this case I was asked to make the “fly boat” that they travel on.
Here was the process…
I don’t have a cutter for the boat, so I drew out what I wanted the cookie to look like…
Next, I made royal icing, separated and colored it.
I made my Wonder Pets symbol for the sail of the boat ahead of time.
It is easier to do this ahead for smaller embellishments.  Just a trick.
I “drew” in royal icing on wax paper and let them dry for a few hours.
 Small decorations like this dry rather quickly, but this is also something you could do days in advance.
Next, I made my cookie dough, and let it chill for about 2 hours.
If you are going to be “free-handing” a cookie, in my experience, you have to work with very cold dough.  It makes it much easier to cut the shape without the edges being too jagged.
I traced my picture on a piece of wax paper and cut out the shape.
I rolled my dough approx 1/4″ thick and using my shape, I cut the dough using a small paring knife.
When the cookies were cooled and ready to decorate, I outlined the sail of the boat, flooded and immediately set on my “W” that I had made, so it would stick to the icing.
 Let them dry overnight and then bag and bow!
Hope she had a great birthday!
Now on to the “fly chicks” …

spring blog hop March 22-31
Spring will “officially” be here this weekend and to kick off the season I am taking part in a fun event with 6 other cool blogger chicks.
Each day, starting on Monday one of us will “host” the day with a sweet Spring/Easter themed treat.  There will also be a giveaway EVERYDAY ~ Woo hoo!!
Another cool thing is you can join in the fun and link up your Spring ideas to each post.
Check out Hoosier Homemade’s complete rundown of the event!
My hosting duties are March 31st, but be sure to check out all the talented ladies that are taking part…and don’t forget the free stuff…EVERYDAY!
Monday, Diane over created by diane will kick off the festivities!
Make sure to check it out 🙂

39 Responses

  1. Amanda

    AWESOME cookies!! I know just how much work went into those (great step-by-step BTW) and you did them SO beautifully!!

    And then… HOLY HEART ATTACK batman!! When I saw that I was supposed to have something ready for MONDAY I freaked out! But then, I realized, I am not up until Monday the 29th. Whew!!

    But I LOVE that we are both doing this… you are such an inspiration I would love for every single person reading my blog to get to know one of the nest in the biz… YOU! (and FYI, I am sure they already do!)

    Blessings-
    Amanda

  2. cookies and cups

    Amanda…durrr, I can't believe I wrote that! I am getting so confused! Thanks for the heads up, though! I switched it to Diane!
    btw – you're too sweet and seriously great at what you do!!

  3. Sue Sparks

    These cookies are so cute(as usual)!!! Love the ribbon too! Looking forward to the spring event, all the goodies, and linking up! I better get busy with something to link to!

  4. kuriouskitteh

    Oh wow, those must have been so much work, but they look amazing!
    Looking forward to the blog hop, it sound like a fun read =).

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  5. Kristie

    Sorry, I don't have a clue about these wonder pets or fly boats, but those cookies look adorable. My kids are 17 & 20 so we were into Wishbone, Barney and Mister Rogers when they were little.

  6. Sara Tea

    these are so incredibly cute. my freshman year of college i woke up super early and was flipping through channels and randomly saw that show and skipped class to watch the rest of it. it's painfully adorable.

  7. Ingrid

    I'm not judging you…..I HATE critters and hate is not strong enough to describe my feelings. I wouldn't be able to sleep if I had any thought that there maybe something creepy in my house.

    Those cookies are super cute. I'm thinking of doing wedding cookies for my brother. I have a coupla questions….will you email me? Please?! :)Thanks!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

  8. grace

    wow. i'm super-impressed by your decorating prowess. i'm lucky if i can spread a circle of icing on a circular cookie… 🙂

  9. Leslie

    "the phone..the phone is ringing..theres an animal in trouble..theres an animal in trouble..theres and animal in trouble.. somewhere" yeah..the WOnderpets..very familiar! lol
    Adorable cookies!

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