Did you know the National Kite-Flying Day is observed annually on February 8th? Why not make these delicious Kite Cookies to make for this special day! The classic sugar cookie paired with colored fondant – so delicious and fun!
There’s just something magical about flying kites with your kids, you know? It’s like you’re instantly transported back to your childhood and being a kid again, am I right? I swear there is absolute magic out there out in the wide open, feeling the wind in your face, guiding your child with the line in their hand as you run and hope to catch enough wind to see their kite soar overhead. Let’s celebrate our love for flying a kite with this deliciously easy Kite Cookies recipe! So perfect for this kite-flying occasion!
Kite Cookies for National Kite Day
Get ready to celebrate National Kite Day with these kite-inspired sugar cookies! These bold colors are absolutely perfect, aren’t they? If you don’t already have a kite or two on hand to fly with your kids, Amazon has a huge selection of awesome kites you can purchase to fly with your children! (I super-de-duper looooove Amazon Prime, don’t you?) With hundreds of kite choices, it can be hard to pick just one. But you can’t beat a basic diamond-shaped kite like this gorgeous rainbow kite! Or a few cool shaped kites, like this dragon kite, this octopus kite that comes in many colors, or this butterfly kite! Aren’t they gorgeous?
Kite Cookies for Mary Poppins
If you’re a huge Mary Poppins fan, you may have already caught the new movie Mary Poppins Returns! These Kite Cookies would be a perfect snack for a Mary Poppins party to celebrate the new movie while you sing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” with your children! Be sure to pre-order the movie on Amazon, too! Wouldn’t these kite sugar cookies make a perfect movie-watching dessert for the release when it arrives? Or a perfect gift to give on a serving plate to a Mary Poppins fan paired with the movie when it’s released? Be sure to check out my Mary Poppins coloring pages and activity sheets here!
Easy Kite Cookies Recipe
To make this Kite Cookies recipe, you will need to make your sugar cookies first using a diamond-shaped cookie cutter. We use this diamond-shaped cookie cutter not just for shaping the cookies but also for shaping the yellow and purple fondant as well! I love using cookie cutters to help cut out shapes in the fondant when decorating, you know? You get much more precise shapes doing it this way, especially when reusing your cookie cutter from cookies to fondant. Instead of free form cutting it with a paring knife and risking being “off” with the shape, this technique is much easier shape-forming solution, don’t you think?
Kite Cookies for Kids
The best part about this recipe is that it’s simple enough to have the kids come and help you! Have them help you mix the sugar cookie dough, roll it out, cut it out, and place it gently on the cookie sheet. You can also have them help you roll out the ready-made fondant with a rolling pin, roll out the fondant kite string, and assemble the fondant kite pieces together on the Kite Cookies, and place gently on a serving plate! That’s why I love using ready-made fondant – it just makes the whole baking and decorating process that much easier!
Simple Kite Cookies
These Kite Cookies are beautiful in their simplicity and are easy to serve to a party crowd! Whether it’s cookies and tea, a birthday party, they are sure to please! This recipe makes a dozen cookies but is easily double-able and triple-able to accommodate larger quantities accordingly! Go ahead and make ’em for a crowd, they’re so sweet and will bring everyone such joy!
How to Make Kite Cookies
To make these Kite Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies, enough to make about one dozen (this is our all-time favorite sugar cookies recipe!)
- Purple fondant
- Yellow fondant
- Black fondant
You will also need the following tools:
- Diamond-shaped cookie cutter
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- Cooling rack
- Rolling pin
- Paring knife
Roll out your cookie dough with a rolling pin and cut out twelve diamond shapes using a diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Bake on your lined cookie sheet according to recipe directions. Before you begin decorating, you must ensure your cookies are fully cooled. The best way to achieve this is by using a cooling rack which cools the cookies throughly fast from both above and below.
Roll out the purple and yellow fondant with a rolling pin so that they’re each about a quarter of an inch thick.
Using the same cookie cutter you used to cut the diamond-shaped cookies, cut out six diamonds of each fondant color.
Cut each fondant piece in quarters using a paring knife. Press each one onto each cookie, alternating colors.
Roll out twelve spheres from your black fondant, about a quarter of an inch in size. Then, roll it out so that each one is about three inches in length.
Press your black fondant “string” onto the end of each cookie. To make the bows for the cookies, roll out small spheres from each color. You’ll need eighteen spheres of each color. Shape twenty-four of them, forming them into triangles and place two on each cookie. Press a sphere in the center of the two triangles – now, you have formed your bow.
Serve and enjoy!
- Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies enough to make about 1 dozen
- 3-4 oz. purple fondant
- 3-4 oz. yellow fondant
- 2 oz. black fondant
- Roll out your cookie dough using a rolling pin and cut out twelve diamond shapes using a diamond-shaped cookie cutter. Bake according to recipe directions.
- Before you begin decorating, you must ensure your cookies are fully cooled. The best way to achieve this is by using a cooling rack which cools the cookies throughly fast from both above and below.
- Roll out the purple and yellow fondant with a rolling pin so that they’re each about a quarter of an inch thick.
- Using the same diamond cookie cutter you used to cut the diamond-shaped cookies, cut out six diamonds of each fondant color.
- Cut each fondant piece in quarters using a paring knife. Press each one onto each cookie, alternating colors.
- Roll out twelve spheres from your black fondant, about a quarter of an inch in size. Then, roll it out so that each one is about three inches in length.
- Press your black fondant “string” onto the end of each cookie.
- To make the bows for the cookies, roll out small spheres from each color. You’ll need 18 spheres of each color. Shape 24 of them, forming them into triangles and place 2 on each cookie.
- Press a sphere in the center of the two triangles – now, you have formed your bow.
- Serve and enjoy!
What do you think of these Kite Cookies? Does it inspire you to get out there and fly a kite with your kids while snacking on these cookies? I hope you do! Please do come back and let me know how you like these! Be sure to check out my other sugar cookie recipes and other dessert recipes while you’re here!