Nursing Cookies {EKG Cookie}

filed under: Cookies on May 12, 2010

Home of the Original “EKG” cookie!  

Heart shaped cookies with a piped EKG line!

Edited to Add: This post was originally written years ago… back in the day when I made decorated sugar cookies for clients!

When Elena and I talked about making cookies for her cousins graduation, I gotta tell ya, I was stumped.

Tina just graduated from nursing school, and I had NO IDEA what kind of cookies to make for a graduate.

A cap? (boring) A diploma? (weird shaped cookie) A band aid? (gross! although…maybe) So anyway, I went for basics.

Clean, white, sterile basics.

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Are you overwhelmed by my creativity?

Yeah. I was pretty under-whelmed too. I had to do something to those plain white letters…

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Ha! I figured if the band aid was small it wouldn’t seem so gross. 😉


The smallest syringe EVER.

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The essential nursing stethoscope.

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Get it? Heart cookie… squiggly line thingy that represents heart beat? (An EKG (or EKC as some say))

Did you know you would be learning important technical medical jargon on my baking blog today that would make you smarter and less socially awkward?

You’re welcome.

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Even some good ole red crosses.

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And then, because I can never leave well enough alone, I made this.

Has anyone out there ever gone through nursing school or know someone who has? Is this giant obnoxious ‘nursing school survival list’ cookie even funny?

I admit it, I have no idea. But if it’s not, please don’t tell me.

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Congratulations Tina! Can’t wait to see how many wonderful ways you will make the world a better place!

Heart shaped cookies with a piped EKG line!

The cookie above (and in the video) was piped with whipped vanilla buttercream. I used a #3 tip with red buttercream to pipe the line.

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  • Renee says:

    Great cookies Amanda (duh, like they’d be anything but great!) I bet Tina will love them. Well done.

  • katie r. says:

    Very clever, Amanda!

  • Paula says:

    You never cease to amaze and delight me! My sister is an RN and when she graduated years ago, if I was decorating cookies then I would have made her these (had you been blogging then of course and already posted this!) Wonderful cookies. Tina will be delighted and I love your heart cookie and the survival rules.

  • Janis says:

    Very Funny! 🙂 Love it!

  • Bradnashley says:

    That’s greatness! I think the survival list is hilarious, too! Good job!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    LOVE IT! When I’m done will you do some for me too??

  • Londa says:

    Those are perfect! Your detail is amazing…spoken by the ziplock baggie decorator!

  • Jessica says:

    Amazing talent! These are so creative. 😉

  • angien24 says:

    SO cute and the big cookie is funny. I bet she loved it! This is a fantastic idea. You were right, there are ways it coulda gone wrong (ie: bandaids might not go over well, depends on the crowd), you knocked it outta the park. I cant wait to hear how she liked it!

  • Maria says:

    Very cute! I always look forward to your posts.

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oh, you are too cute! LOVE the survival cookie. And the tiny stethoscope! Oh, and the heartbeat thingy…on the HEART! You are so clever and never cease to amaze!

  • Elena says:

    Love them! I can’t wait to tell you what Tina thinks of them. I’ll do a post sometime after Saturday!
    Thanks so much! I knew your artistic interpretation would be great.

  • Amy's blah, blah, blog says:

    You did it again! Awesome!

  • Mary says:

    I love them!! I am currently in nursing school.. I commend Tina for passing! Its quite the challenge!!

  • Diane {} says:

    They are so perfectly done, you are wonderful.

  • faithy says:

    These are just fabulous!! You are so creative! Love the design!

  • cookienurse says:

    These would have been a great gift at my hospital for Nurses’ Week, which ended today. As a nurse, I think these are super!

  • Amy says:

    Cute – you did a great job.

  • Jackie says:

    Wow, how in the world did you pipe that tiny little stethoscope so perfectly?? I love the heartbeat hearts too.

  • melanie says:

    I LOVE the band aid and the heart beat ones:) Heck all of them!! Your piping is perfect!

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    Super cute and fun cookie idea! I love your little drawings on the letters!

  • Lora says:

    Absolutely fabulous! So creative. And I LOVE the band aid cookie and the little stethoscope is adorable. Hubby is a doc, he would love these. The big cookie rules is an inspired touch.

  • Toya says:

    Very cute idea and execution was fantastice even the the survival list!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    very fun … I love letter cookies. 🙂 So tell me though … how did you package them?? The few I have done with words have been a bit of a challenge in the packaging department.

  • Healthy Foods Blog says:

    That is amazingly creative! I’m sure that tastes more delightful than the way it looks.
    – Tera