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!

Share with your friends!

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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. Adorable! You sure make one great friend! I’m not sure if I’d rather wear those cookies or eat them! Love the colors, polka dots and shading! Perfect summery treat!

  2. Absolutely positively Adorable!!! Your color combination rocks! Way to go (again…like always!)

  3. Perfect. I adore them! What a lucky friend and because cherries are all over the place, you’ve chosen a super theme for your birthday cookies. They shine so beautifully too.
    I LOVE visiting you!

  4. I am so happy to have stumbled upon your site via these cookies. They are so cute! My boyfriend’s last name is Baker and whenever I tell him that I’m a Baker he says, “Not yet.” Wait until I send him your site. YOU are Baker. lol

  5. Beautiful cookies- they make me smile! Your friend is lucky to get such a pretty treat. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am a super lucky friend! Not only were the cookies gorgeous but delicious too! 🙂 Thanks again so much! There are a few left and I’m hiding them in the back of the fridge…shhhh. I’ve shared enough! 🙂
    Looking forward to seeing you again!

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