Dolphin Cookies: A Sweet Expression of Love for Nature and Creativity

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A month ago, during a memorable hiking trip near the seaside, our adventure took an enchanting turn as we witnessed a breathtaking sight – a group of dolphins gracefully leaping out of the water. The sheer awe and excitement reflected on my kids’ faces were priceless.

From that moment on, dolphins became the topic of every conversation, story, and even bedtime tale in our household. We embarked on an incredible journey of exploration, devouring books about dolphins, learning fascinating facts, and delving deep into their captivating world.

As our fascination grew, we wanted to find a way to bring the spirit of dolphins into our daily lives. That’s when the idea struck us – dolphin cookies!

These delectable treats would not only satisfy our sweet tooth but also allow us to incorporate our newfound passion into a fun and creative activity. And so, the journey of making dolphin cookies began.

Today, we are excited to share our dolphin cookie recipe with you. The best part? You can whip up these delightful treats quickly, allowing your little ones to engage in a joyful baking adventure.

Picture this: while your kids are shaping and decorating their own dolphin-shaped cookies, you can sit back, savor a cuppa, and watch their creativity unfold. The process itself becomes an opportunity for quality bonding time and cherished memories.

As the cookies take shape and are adorned with vibrant colors and whimsical details, you can’t help but admire the sense of accomplishment radiating from your children’s faces. Their eyes sparkle with pride as they present their edible masterpieces, knowing that they created something special with their own hands.

And when the moment finally arrives to taste their creations, the sheer delight and joy on their faces are immeasurable. Every bite is savored with a sense of accomplishment and pride, a true testament to their dedication and newfound knowledge of these fascinating creatures.

So, join us on this adventure of dolphin cookies, where the love for dolphins and the joy of baking converge.

Let your little ones immerse themselves in a world of wonder and creativity, where they can bring their imagination to life and indulge in a scrumptious treat that embodies the essence of those captivating sea creatures. It’s a journey that will surely create cherished memories and pridefully fill your hearts.

Pink and Blue dolphin cookies

Make the Dolphin Cookie Dough


dolphin cookies ingredients


Please note that the cup measurements provided are approximate conversions and may vary slightly. It’s always a good idea to use a kitchen scale for more accurate measurements if possible.

dolphin cookie dough


In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, icing sugar, and vanillin sugar (or vanilla aroma) until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and custard powder until well combined. 

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition, until a smooth dough is formed.

Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap.

Place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill.

Once the dough has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and unwrap it.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch (6 mm).

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Using dolphin-shaped cookie cutters, cut out dolphin shapes from the rolled-out dough. Place the dolphin-shaped cookies onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.

Gather the remaining dough scraps, reroll them, and continue cutting out dolphin shapes until all the dough is used. Place the baking sheet with the dolphin-shaped cookies in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden.

dolphin cookies before baked

Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Decorate the Baked Dolphin Cookies

Once the dolphin cookies have cooled, it’s time to unleash your creativity and transform them into stunning edible works of art. There are numerous ways to decorate these cookies, and we tried out various methods to bring our dolphin-shaped treats to life. Here are some of the techniques we used:

Decorating materials for dolphin cookies

Icing Sugar

We prepared a mixture of icing sugar and water, adding a few drops of rose, grey, and blue food coloring to create a palette of captivating colors. Using a piping bag or a small spoon, we carefully coated half of the dolphin cookies with the colored icing sugar mixture, allowing the hues to blend together beautifully.

Decorating the dolphin cookies


To add delightful texture and whimsy, we sprinkled different types of colorful sprinkles onto the freshly coated icing sugar. Some dolphins had vibrant rainbow-colored sprinkles, while others were adorned with shimmering metallic ones, lending a touch of magic to our creations.

Sugar Icing for dolphin cookies

Edible Glitter Spray

For a touch of enchantment, we used edible glitter spray to give our dolphin cookies a mesmerizing silvery dust effect. A few spritzes of the glitter spray elevated the cookies to a whole new level of sparkle and elegance, making them even more captivating.

Edible Markers

To showcase our artistic skills, we left some of the dolphin cookies without icing sugar coating and instead decorated them directly using edible markers. With these colorful markers in hand, we drew intricate patterns, added details, and even personalized some dolphins with names or fun messages. The possibilities were endless, and each cookie became a unique masterpiece.

Using Edible Marker for decorating the dolphin cookies

Throughout the decorating process, my kids were completely engrossed, enjoying every moment of crafting these dolphin cookies. Their imaginations soared as they experimented with different colors, designs, and techniques. The cookies quickly transformed into adorable creations with eyes, unicorn horns, hats, and other whimsical embellishments.

With a sense of pride and accomplishment, my little artists stood back to admire their handiwork. The dolphin cookies now bore their personal touch, reflecting their individuality and creativity. It was a truly magical experience, witnessing their joy and the satisfaction of seeing their edible artworks come to life.

kids decorated dolphin cookies

Beyond Baking – Exciting Adventures Await with Us

Dolphin cookies have brought joy, creativity, and a touch of whimsy into our baking adventures. Inspired by our love for dolphins, these delightful treats have become a symbol of cherished memories and shared moments.

Whether decorated with colorful icing, sprinkles, or edible markers, each dolphin cookie carries a unique touch of imagination and reflects the beauty of nature. From the excitement of baking to the pride of enjoying our own edible creations, dolphin cookies have left a lasting impression of happiness and sweetness.

Why not embark on a fun-filled baking adventure and create your own batch of delightful dolphin cookies? Let your imagination soar as you decorate these whimsical treats, bringing joy and sweetness to every bite.

And that’s not all! At MessyLearningKids, you’ll find an array of other creative recipes like unicorn toast and rice krispies, perfect for adding a touch of magic to your culinary endeavors.

Unicorn toast
Unicorn Rice Krispies

But wait, there’s more! We offer a plethora of activities beyond the kitchen that you can enjoy with your kids. Take a moment to explore our wide range of engaging and educational experiences designed to spark curiosity and create lasting memories.

So, don’t hesitate to venture beyond the recipe and discover all the exciting opportunities waiting for you on our website and social media channels too. Let the adventure begin!

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Aniko is a teacher, nurse, baker, mum, virtual assistant, and now a blogger. She enjoys spending time with her kids, making arts and crafts, active hobbies that make learning fun, gardening, and delicious meals you may and your kids can cook together. All you can find here at MessyLearningKids.

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