What you will need:
Refrigerated cookie dough
Blue food coloring
Fruit by the Foot
Blue food coloring
Assorted veggies, like peppers or green onion stalks
When are you going to make fish pond cookies? Never heard of them? Well, your child will think they’re so cute and scrumptious but so will his or her friends. Invite them all over for a birthday party, a summer party, or even to celebrate buying a new aquarium. Fish pond cookies look like tiny ponds of water – fish included – and the effects are made from yummy treats. Your child’s eyes will light up upon the sight of the adorable cookies!
Refrigerated cookies work perfectly to make the fish ponds. However, if you have a favorite recipe you can always make the cookies yourself. Bake sugar cookies, chocolate cookies, or others, depending on what you want. Chocolate cookies can give the pond the appearance of having mud around the banks. Sugar cookies make the arrangement look more like sand than mud.
Roll the cookie dough out and use a large, round cookie cutter to cut the pond shapes. Then, tint white frosting with blue food coloring. Spread it on the cookies to make the water. It should be quite thick so that the fish and other things will stand up in the pond. Set a goldfish cookie (not a cracker) in the frosting. You can make grasses by using Fruit by the Foot. Cut a piece, fringe one side, and then stand the side without the fringe up in the frosting. It’s optional to put candy beads in the frosting to create rocks for the fish to swim among.
There are other combinations of foods that you can do to make goldfish ponds. For example, use a rice cake instead of a cookie as the pond. Or, use a large, round cracker – or an English muffin. Tint cream cheese with blue food coloring to make the water. And, use cut veggies, such as peppers and pimentos, to make the grasses. Plant life can also be created with broccoli pieces. Instead of using a goldfish cookie, use a goldfish cracker.
Instead of individual cookie ponds, make one large one, and everyone can divvy it up. Roll out a whole roll of refrigerated cookie dough and cut it into a large circle. Cut it like a pie and bake it. Spread the frosting, put in several fish, and make assorted, edible plant life. The cookie is already cut so each guest simply has to take a slice.