Gold Star for You, Grad!

graduation cookies ::: bake at 350 blog
Whether you're celebrating a Kindergarten or high school graduation, I have just the cookies for you! Heck, you moms out there are graduating from another year of packing lunches...and THAT deserves cookies!  Can I get an Amen?!?

Super simple to make, these cookies are a little special with the addition of gold...which really pops against the dark chocolate cookie.
adding gold luster dust to cookies ::: bake at 350 blog
{See the difference a little gold can make?}

Here's to celebrating gold stars, a school year finished, and new possibilities on the horizon! 

Cookie decorating tutorial over at Parade
graduation cookies ::: bake at 350 blog


  1. These are beautiful!! Now I just need to find someone to make them for my graduation :D

  2. wow, I gratueded few years ago but I'm going to show it to my mum, hahaha,

  3. Great cookies Bridget!!! Congrats to all graduates today - including my very special niece!!! Way to go!!! xoxo

  4. Very cute! The gold makes a huge difference!

  5. Here's to all the graduates!
    Can't BELIEVE 2 graduates that we know & LOVE are heading off to high school!
    Love the pop of GOLD on the STARS!
    Especially paired with the cocoa cookie!
    How do you like that I used that fancy "foodie" word~ PAIRED! ;)
    Love these B!
    Such a happy time of year!
    Yeah for graduating and SUMMER!

  6. very beautiful, Bridget!! LOVE It!

  7. I love the gold, one can never have too much gold!

  8. Lovely! Don't know how you managed not to get any gold lustre on the blue and the black caps when you did the skinny tassels...quite a steady hand you have!!

  9. So cute! I want to make these for my little four year old sister. She just graduated from preschool! So very exciting! LOL

  10. I just graduated today! Wish I could have had these :)

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  15. So totally rad you are over at Parade, Bridget! (Forgive me for not knowing? Still catching up with blog reading this weekend and it is now Midnight here! Anyway, congrats on the gig!) Such a great tutorial you put together. I have such fond memories of working with gold luster dust and using vodka as the carrier (learned this from Rose Levy Beranbaum, of course!). Did a large gingerbread Cathedral (similar to Rose's) and etched the exterior to create "bricks", then gilded the bricks that met at the corners of the structure with gold luster dust, along the twin bell towers at the front of the church (to mimic our Catholic Church we were married at back in Ann Arbor, MI) and around all the windows to include the large round 'stained glass' window. (Made with crushed Lifesaver candies, ha!). Fun, fun! xo

  16. Beautiful. Where did you find your graduation cookie cutter? Thanks. Kathy

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