Big Daddy’s Mardi Gras Crown Cookies

Being the wealthiest sugar baron in the south and the adoring father of a determined New Orleans debutante, there’s no better candidate for Mardi Gras King than Big Daddy La Bouff. These cookie crowns, decorated with yellow, green, and purple candies sport the Mardi Gras colors and make a fitting treat to honor the affable patriarch of the parade.

prep time25 min

cook time20 min

total time45 min

What You’ll Need
Crown cookie template
Scissors (or crown-shaped cookie cutter)
Flour
Waxed paper
Rolling pin
Sugar cookie dough, storebought or homemade
Kitchen knife
Spatula
Tray
Baking sheets
Yellow colored sugar
Wire rack
Tube of decorator icing
Green, yellow, and purple candies (such as Skittles)
How To Make It
  • 1

    If you're using the template, print and cut it out.

  • 2

    On a sheet of flour-dusted waxed paper, roll out the sugar cookie dough to the thickness specified on the package (or in the recipe).

  • 3

    Place the template on the dough. Use a kitchen knife to cut around it and then transfer the dough crown to a waxed-paper lined tray. Repeat until you've used up the dough. Chill the cookies on the tray for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oven to the proper temperature.

  • 4

    Have your child sprinkle the chilled cookies with yellow colored sugar. Then transfer them to a baking sheet and bake them as specified.

  • 5

    Transfer the cookies to the wire rack to cool completely.

  • 6

    Now your child can decorate the crowns, using decorator icing to "glue" on candy jewels.

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