Beach Cookies- Decorating Instructions


Fondant is colored and rolled to fit the shape of the beach butter cookies, the flip flop cookies are nutter butter cookies, also in photo are candy melt sea shells  The beach ball cookie is cut from a round cookie cutter.



1 pound white fondant – or already tinted fondant in your choice of colors

yellow, red, orange food coloring gel- or your choice of colors for each shape

1/2 cup corn syrup ( to attach fondant to cookie)

Baked and cooled shaped Butter Cookies


Fondant Beach Ball:
  1. Using a 2” round metal cookie cutter, cut and bake butter cookies.  Let cool.
  2. Knead flavor and 3 coloring gel choices into small batches of 1/8” thick rolled fondant.
  3. To create ball, roll each coordinating color into flat pieces the circumference of the cookie cutter.
  4. Cut three sections, one from each color, to create the striped effect of the beach ball.
  5. Slightly roll cut pieces together to seal the edges.
  6. After colors are blended, using the metal cookie cutter, cut out form.
  7. Brush butter cookie with corn syrup and attach beach ball fondant.

Fondant Beach Towels:

  1. Knead flavor and 2 color choices into small batches of 1/8” thick rolled fondant.
  2. To create stripes, roll each coordinating color into flat pieces the width and height of cookie cutter.
  3. Cut into various stripe widths from the 2 coordinating colors of fondant.
  4. Create your stripe. When piece is as you desire, gently roll over the top of the striped piece to join the edges.
  5. Using the towel cookie cutter, cut out rolled striped fondant.
  6. Brush cookie top with corn syrup, then attach the cut out striped fondant towel.
Fun Flip Flops:
  1. Use Nutter-Butter Peanut Butter cookies in colored fondant or dip in melted candy wafers.
  2. Those pictured are in fondant.  Tint fondant to make the bright straps and flowers .
  3. To form the “Y” for the flip flop thong strap, roll 2 ropes of rolled fondant and create the Y shape. Attach the “Y” , up side down, so that the two branches of the y looks like a flip flop strap, with a dot of corn syrup. ( Corn syrup is the glue that holds the fondant to the cookie.)
  4.   Roll out coordinating fondant to make your leaves and flowers.  Attach flower to the top of the Y.
Same technique as above, but use the bikini top cookie cutter for the glasses if you don’t have a cutter for sunglasses.   Bikini top and bottom decorate using the same technique.


  • Wear gloves when coloring fondant.
  • Keep fondant in zip lock baggie to keep moist while shaping cookies.
  • Use a pastry brush to apply corn syrup to cookie and fondant application.