Baby Shower Cookies

close up of an assortment of decorated baby shower cookies

Baby showers are a time to celebrate the upcoming miracle of new life and shower the mom-to-be with love and joy. And what better way to add to the sweetness of the occasion than with adorable and delicious baby shower cookies? From classic sugar cookies to creative themed treats, these delightful bites are sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

Adorable and Delicious Baby Shower Cookies

A baby shower is a special event and an opportunity to gather friends and family before the parents’ little one arrives. Deciding on a theme for your event is the first step as it will determine the rest of the shower plans including food and decor. There are themes that are more gender oriented and revolve around pinks and blues, seasonal themes, and lots of options that are gender neutral. If a specific theme doesn’t appeal to you, then you can choose a color scheme, but really the options are endless.

Classic Cookies with a Baby Twist:

  • Rattle and Roll: Roll out your favorite sugar cookie dough and cut out rattle shapes. Decorate with icing in pastel colors, adding tiny beads or sprinkles for a playful touch.
  • Teddy Bear Time: Use a cookie cutter to create teddy bear shapes. Flood the cookies with white icing and decorate with details like tiny black eyes, a pink nose, and a sweet bowtie.
  • Onesies for the Win: Decorate them in colors or patterns, and personalize them with tiny letters spelling out “Baby” or the baby’s name if it’s been chosen.

Cookies that Match Your Theme:

  • Ahoy, It’s a Sailor: Planning a nautical-themed baby shower? Set sail with anchor or sailboat-shaped cookies. Decorate them in navy blue, white, and gold for a touch of nautical charm.
  • It’s a Jungle Out There: Use cookie cutters in the shape of elephants, lions, giraffes, or monkeys and decorate them in vibrant colors and playful patterns.
  • Tea Time for Tiny Royals: Throwing a royal-themed baby shower? Crown-shaped cookies decorated in gold, silver, and pastel colors will add a touch of elegance to your dessert table.

Creative Cookie Inspiration:

  • Baby Footprint Cookies: Use a footprint-shaped cookie cutter and decorate them in soft pink or blue. You can even personalize them with the baby’s initials.
  • Milk and Cookies for the Stork: Create mini milk carton cookies and pair them with cloud-shaped cookies decorated with tiny sprinkles as raindrops.
  • Cookie Decorating Station: Let guests unleash their creativity! Provide plain sugar cookies, an assortment of colored icings, sprinkles, and edible pearls. 

No matter your baking skills or budget, there’s a perfect baby shower cookie design waiting to be created. With a little creativity and these inspiring ideas, you can whip up a batch of adorable and delicious cookies that will be the star of the baby shower dessert spread.

Keeping Them Cute and Delicious: Tips for Preserving Baby Shower Cookies

Baby shower cookies are adorable and delicious additions to any celebration, and you might wonder how to preserve those precious treats to ensure they stay fresh and picture-perfect. Before storing or stacking your cookies, make sure the royal icing or any decorations are completely dry which prevents them from smudging or getting damaged. Use a spatula or a cookie lifter to carefully handle your decorated cookies to avoid smudging the icing or delicate details.

Proper Storage

  • Cool and Dry is Key: Store your decorated cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. 
  • Parchment Power: Line airtight containers with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking together or getting crushed.
  • Plastic Wrap (For Short Term): If you need to store cookies for a day or two, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. However, this method isn’t ideal for long-term storage as it can trap moisture and lead to softening.

Freezing for Long-Term Preservation

  • Freeze Before Decorating: For the best results, freeze your undecorated cookie cutouts before decorating. Flash freeze them on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes, then transfer them to airtight freezer containers. They can be stored frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Decorated Delights: If your cookies are already decorated, you can freeze them, but be mindful of delicate details. Let the icing dry completely, then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for a few hours. Once frozen, transfer them to airtight freezer containers with parchment paper between layers. Decorated cookies can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Thaw and Enjoy

  • Gentle Thawing: When ready to serve, thaw frozen cookies in the refrigerator overnight. This slow thawing process prevents condensation and keeps the cookies looking their best.
  • Fresh is Best: It’s important to note that frozen cookies, especially decorated ones, might not have the exact same texture as freshly baked cookies. They might be slightly softer. For the best taste and texture, plan to bake and decorate your cookies within a few days of the baby shower.

With a little planning and these preservation tips, you can ensure your baby shower cookies stay fresh, delicious, and picture-perfect, adding a delightful touch to this special celebration.

If you’re looking for a baby shower venue in Hershey PA, give us a call at (717) 298-6340 or contact us. Our smaller space, The Coop, is ideal for baby showers, with space for up to 54 guests. This renovated banquet room boasts charming farmhouse details, exposed wood beam ceilings, large bay windows, and crystal chandeliers.