I was making final plans with a girlfriend this morning for a playdate we’re having tomorrow. She casually mentioned that tomorrow is also her birthday!!

So! I knew I would love to bring her some cookies.. but I had ZERO time to do them as my in-laws were stopping by this afternoon and my house was still in major need of attention.

I decided to try out an idea I have been throwing around for awhile.


You know I love polka dots.

But did you also know about my love of cherries? Not actual cherries. Those I cant stand.

But cute little sew on cherries or greeting cards with cherries or sweet little baby onsies with cherries.

That is my bliss.


I used this sugar cookie recipe.

And this sugar cookie glaze icing.


I have never been super good at that whole ‘wet on wet’ technique… but since I had so little time it actually worked out pretty well!



I hope she has a great birthday tomorrow!


These are so fun and easy to do… and the potential color variations are endless!

I hope you will try them yourself!

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. ok, so I left several flickr comments, but had to leave one here too!! These are just too cute!! so I have a questions….how long did these take you, start to finish? you say you didn’t have time – but heck when I did my father’s day cookies – they took me 5 hours! (35 cookies)…..and I only used 2 colors, well 3 if you include a little black.
    I would love to hear/see your work flow Amanda!!……do you keep icing on hand? I get SO stressed making and bagging so many colors and consistencies……..This would have been an all day project for me! lol

  2. i like to eat cherries, both the real thing and in icing form. these cookies are really cute, amanda–you’re impressive under pressure and on the fly. 🙂

  3. These are so beautiful! I love the blue and white with the bright red contrast! So awesome! I too am a lover of polka dots and a hater of the taste of cherries. But they are cute little buggers aren’t they?!?! Thanks for sharing and what a great birthday gift!

  4. The color is amazing…love the title of your blog (especially the lots and lots of calories part).

  5. Super cute cookies, the cherries are adorable. Love the color combination of blue & red!

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