Flip Flop Cookies for the Beach

Flip Flop Cookies

We’ve been into beach themed decorating around here lately which is what inspired these fun little cookies. I am not the worlds best cookie decorator by any means, but I was fairly confident I could pull off a decent flip flop cookie with some icing and a few strips of fruit roll up. I used my favorite shortbread cookie recipe for the dough and simply cut them into ovals and pinch in one side to look like footprints. Once they they were baked my daughter and I slathered them with frosting (light blue, her favorite color) and we used thin strips of fruit roll up to make the straps. They are not terribly high tech, but we love them. We took the whole batch to the beach and they were so popular with our friends they practically walked right off the towel all by themselves!

Flip Flop Cookies

1 batch shortbread cookie dough

1 batch buttercream frosting

Fruit Roll Up strips

Prepare the dough according to directions. Once the dough is rolled out cut it into oval shapes and pinch one edge in slightly to look like a footprint. If you happen to have a cookie cutter in the shape of a foot go ahead and use it! Once the cookies are baked allow them to cool completely before frosting. Then, cut the rolls up into thin strips and fashion them across the tops of the cookie to look like sandal straps. Make any kind of sandal you want. Enjoy!

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