Pirate Cookies

Yesterday was pirate day at kinder, so much fun, such a beautiful winter’s day, so much party food to consume.
We made some sugar pirate cookies to take.  Here’s the recipe if you feel inspired to create some cookies for the kiddies


Pirate Cookies
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Recipe type: Biscuit
Serves: 26
  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • finely grated zest of one lemon
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 330g plain flour
  1. beat butter, sugar and lemon zest with an electric mixer for about a minute then add egg and water and mix until well combined
  2. sift over the flour and mix just until incorporated
  3. knead dough on a lightly floured surface until it comes together and flatten into a disc and put in the fridge for 30 min
  4. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan and grease your baking trays
  5. roll out dough on lightly floured surface until about 5mm,  you can roll dough between two sheets of baking paper but I prefer to lightly dust surface with flour and roll out that way
  6. cut out circles and place on baking trays
  7. bake for about 10-12 mins, only until slightly golden
  8. allow to cool and decorate

decorated with fondant, painted on with food colours and drawn on with special food dye pens


It’s a beautiful sunny day here today so we are going for a walk to our favourite thrift shop

Sending you some sunshine lovely friends
  • Arrgh….they look so good!!

    Enjoy your walk, we're off to the park to enjoy some fresh air 🙂


  • so cute!!!

  • TK

    oh they are super cute…as is the little pirate…TK xx

  • Aho there partneeeer… those cookies look mighty fine to me!

  • He, he – adorable! Love those pirates – i could eat them both – the cookies and the boy, he's just so cute! We've been enjoying the sunshine today as well – so good for the soul!

  • Hi Cathie, What a gorgeous blog you have here! Beautiful photos – loved your afternoon tea shots and the one with the floral skirt and cake on lap. Those cookies look amazing! Tania xo

  • Oh man those are so great! I think my favorite is the other pirate, too cute.

  • oh isn't this sunshine amazing!!! I love the look of those cookies. We have footy day coming up at Kinder – you've inspired me to make some football cookies i think! xx

  • How cute! They look great 🙂

  • "Makes 26 pirates" Not something I was expecting to read this morning. LOL!

  • awwwww they look great fun ;-)) enjoy your day, dee x

  • Food Dye Pens???? You have all the coolest stuff at your place!

  • If only all pirates were so sweet! (Pun intended)

  • Tas

    They are ace.

  • My page had liked your page 🙂 Great pirates arrrh!

  • You never cease to amaze me! xx

  • so fabulous! I could try but they would never look as magnificent as this!

  • You are too clever! I love those little faces! I need some of those 'special food dye pens'… they look like they might help me to get the professional look that I love so much on your stuff!! x

  • These are so gorgeous Cathie, they must have been so popular at school. I had to share them on oohlaalatte xx I have cake stall next week so all ideas are good ideas xx oh and by the way your little one has the most beautiful brown eyes xx have a great week x

  • Oh such gorgeous pics… lovely looking pirate! The biscuits look fab, so bright and colourful. You are so talented Cathie :o) xo

  • Adorable…makes me want to sing that Disney song.."It's a Pirate's life for me!

    Your little Pirate is so sweet…hugs to you my dear. xoxoxo

  • Those are adorable, they make me hungry.
    A nice day and cookies, what can be better.

  • Kat

    Those are so cool! I want to have pirate day. I wonder if I can convince the boss to do pirate day at work:P

  • they're too gorgeous to eat…no doubt the little people thought otherwise! x

  • food dye pens… I was wondering how you'd written the lovely "thank yous" on the cookies! (Oh, and by the way, were the thank you cup cakes Lemon Delicious Cupcakes?? YUM!)xo

  • Cat

    I SO think you're the coolest kinder Mama! 🙂 Look how big A's getting too – gorgeous just like you! And thanks for you super dooper sweet words over at my place a few days ago. xx

  • Cathie I have missed visiting your beautiful blog. Whenever I do I am filled with such a sense of peace (and also hunger after seeing these mouthwatering cookies)

  • Those cookies are amazing thank you for the recipe we're going to give it a try.

  • Your pirate biscuits are fabulous! <3 <3 <3 them!

  • you rock cathie! such a sweet pirate, and awesome cookies!


  • Supercute Cookie idea – and so nicely done! You#re an awesome baker and mum 😉

  • I am on my way home from our vacation by the sea and we have had a week full of pirates! Complete with a pirate birthday party :). The only thing missing was your cookies :). And your pirate :). Cutest lilttle pirates ever!!! All of them!

  • Super cool from a super mum, Cathie! And love the costume too. A 2.5 yrs, our little girl is going through a serious pirates and dinosaurs phase (complete with vocals) – not a doll in sight 🙂

  • They look very cool…and I might just pop that idea away for a little ones birthday party coming up.
    (and food dye pens? Who knew!)

  • Lou

    Gorgeous Pirate!

  • I love so much the pictures of your children – they're soooo pretty!!

  • Love this !!! My soon to be Oscar man turns 5 this weekend and it's pirate theme!!! Thanks for the inspiration xox