Dessert oysters? Several friends pointed out vanilla-wafer oyster cookies to me, and there have even been some posted on the Oyster Obsession Facebook page. I thought they were cute and could be fun to decorate with my nieces and nephews, but I’m not a fan of vanilla wafers. Then I saw Pepperidge Farm’s lemon cookies! They look like little oyster shells and they taste good.
We decorated a batch and fell in love! They are easy enough for kids and showy enough to impress the grown ups.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Pepperidge Farm Lemon cookies
- Decorating icing pouches (I like Wilton because the tube already has round and star tips)
- Sparkle gel
- Pearl sixlets
- Candy eyeballs
- Rock candy
Oyster Cookie Decoration Instructions
- Start by squeezing frosting (we used white and pink) onto a lemon cookie. Make a bigger blob at the back to help hold the oyster open. A star tip makes the frosting look like gills!
- Since a good, fresh oyster is wet and glistening, add a ring (or some swirls) of sparkle gel around the frosting.
- Stick a sixlet pearl in the edge of the frosting, where it can be seen once the top shell is added.
- Place a second cookie on top and gently press it down at the back “hinge.” The blob of frosting and the pearl should hold the shell open at the front.
- Use small dots of white frosting to stick candy eyes to the top of the shell.
- Serve on a platter of rock-candy “ice.”