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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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Reader Comments

  1. Oh my. Here you go again! This is gorgeous! I bet she was thrilled and you are so darn clever. I love your little nursing decorations on the cookies. I am continually charmed when I visit you.

  2. Now why didn’t you post these a couple of years ago when my sister in law graduated from nursing school! They are so cute!!

  3. Well, these are amazing, as per usual! So cute! I’ve been unable to log on from my computer due to a move for some time now, so I just went back through the posts I missed and so many pretty ideas! I especially LOVE the cookie jar idea, I wish I’d seen it before mothers’ day! Although I ended up making her cupcakes using Pioneer Woman’s chocolate sheet cake recipe and a weird icing recipe that uses flour – and although they turned out messy as hell she loved em and squealed over em, so I count that as a success! I do wish badly I had your talented hands, though!

  4. underwhelmed? no. try wonderfully impressed, as usual. my favorite is the heartbeat line on the heart-shaped cookie. good stuff. 🙂

  5. survival list is fantastic! … in nursing school presently. Found you on lj. enjoying your site!

  6. I love those cookies! I am sitting just a couple of hours before my very first nursing class begins! I am taking this post as a sign that I will myself will survive the next 3.5 years! Congratulations Tina!!

  7. Love the teeny tiny stethescope, and the Survival list is priceless! I’m sure Tina was tickled to receive such original cookies, Amanda!

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