Pirates of the Caribbean Mermaid Tail Cookies
Even if Angelica and Blackbeard succeed in getting Jack to lead them to the Fountain of Youth, it’s going to take a few more things to actually make the legendary spring flow. Not the least of which is a mermaid’s tear! Decorated with colorful candy scales, these whimsical mermaid tails are a sweet tribute to one of the most alluring and exquisite mythical creatures of the sea.
prep time45 min
cook time10 min
total time55 min
Print the template and cut it out. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness, then use the template and a knife to cut out mermaid tail cookies. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and let them cool.
Working with one cookie at a time, spread cookie icing on the tail fin. Then spread more icing on a 2-inch section of the tail just above the fin and gently press candies into it, arranging them close together to resemble scales. Continue frosting and decorating the rest of the tail a section at a time until you reach the top. Or, you can simply sprinkle colored sugar on the icing in place of the candy.
Set the cookies aside until the icing hardens. Then use food decorator pens to embellish the tail fins with colorful lines, if you like.