You may have noticed a common theme through many of our blog posts. We like the beach, warm weather, and daydreaming about our next vacation. This set of Tropical Palm cookies is a nod to that theme. We mixed together several shades of green icing to create these whimsical tropical palms cookies. Now that spring is upon us, soak up some sun and get yourself into a tropical state of mind by making some cookies today. You’ll find us under the palm trees!

Supplies needed to make Tropical Palm Cookies:

  • Classic rolled sugar cookie recipe
  • Royal icing recipe in colors: leaf green, medium green (add white icing to leaf green), light green (add white icing to medium green), blue and brown (did not use yellow)
  • Cookie cutters: palm tree, oak leaf, plaque and palm leaf

Steps to make palm leaf cookie:

This cookie is made from the Oak leaf cutter. Before the dough was baked, we trimmed away the leaf edges to give it the shape below.

Outline the cookie with light green pipe consistency icing.
Next add dark green flood consistency icing just inside the border.
Add medium green flood consistency icing inside the border of the dark green icing.
Now fill in the light green and finally repeat the dark green color in the middle using flood consistency icing.

While the icing is still wet, drag a toothpick or scribe tool from the center outward to the sides and back stopping in the middle all the way down the cookie to blend the colors.
Draw a line down the center of the leaf with dark green pipe consistency icing.
Start at the bottom and draw lines (palm fronds) across the cookie from the center to the side using dark green pipe consistency icing.
Now repeat the steps on the right side of the cookie.

Steps to make Palm Tree cookie:

Draw palm fronds using medium green pipe consistency icing.
Fill palm fronds with medium green flood consistency icing. Allow to dry 5 minutes.
Using dark green pipe consistency icing, draw slightly smaller palm fronds overlapping the first set.
Fill the smaller palm fronds with dark green flood consistency icing. Using brown flood consistency icing, draw trunk segments allowing to dry for a few minutes in between so they keep their definition.

Steps to make small Palm Leaf cookie:

This cookie was also made with the Oak leaf cookie but this time, we didn’t cut any of the segments away.

Outline with medium green pipe consistency icing.
Next, fill cookie with medium green flood consistency icing.
Draw a line from top to bottom using dark green pipe consistency icing. Next, start at the bottom and draw lines (palm fronds) across the cookie from the center to the side using the same dark green pipe consistency icing.
Now repeat the steps on the right side of the cookie.

Steps to make large Palm Leaf cookie:

Outline the cookie using dark green pipe consistency icing.
Add a few small circles at the base of some of the leaves using dark green pipe consistency icing.
Using dark green flood consistency icing, outline the inside border, avoid filling in the small circles.
Now fill in the rest of the cookie using light green flood consistency icing, avoid filling in the small circles.
Draw a line using dark green pipe consistency icing from the top to the bottom.
Draw short v-shaped lines across the center line. Gently drag a toothpick or scribe tool back and forth through the center line and the v-shaped lines to blend the colors.

Steps to make the Plaque cookie:

Outline the plaque with blue pipe consistency icing.
Fill the plaque with blue flood consistency icing.
Add words using alternating shades of green in pipe consistency icing. We used a font called Tropical Trouble on dafont.com
Finally, outline the plaque border with blue pipe consistency icing.

Check out how they all look together! It’s a tropical paradise:)

Watch this video to see how we made Tropical Palm Cookies: