Fat Tuesday Creamsicle Cake Cookies To Enjoy Bite After Bite!
It’s the only time of year you will see this cookie in my house.
Well just this color combination, because it’s special for Mardi Gras.
I make it the day before Fat Tuesday so we can stuff our faces and then begin fasting from ALL sweets the next day!
Simple ingredients yield a big taste.
Also, you won’t be working your hands to the bone in creating these.
These creamsicle cake cookies make and bake fast!
Using the colors of Mardis Gras, we celebrate Fat Tuesday with a sugar bang.
However, while they are sweet cookies, they are not total sugar, in case you are curious.
The texture of these cookies is soft. I ice these with icing, powdered sugar, and sometimes gold glitter.
Whether you refer to the Tuesday before the last day of partying before Lent sets in, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, it’s all the same!
So, now, I’ll share the recipe so you can whip up a batch in minutes and enjoy the Fat Tuesday feasting!
Fat Tuesday Creamsicle Cake Cookies
This is our recipe, and I’ve been making these fabulous cake cookies for years.
Your biggest task will be coloring the batter with the right food coloring to make these cookies scream Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.
Supplies For Baking
First and foremost getting these cookies colored right for Mardi Gras.
It’s not hard to get this right if you have the right food coloring.
I don’t but the garbage at the grocery store, because it always fails to produce the right color.
Long ago, I stopped using the basic grocery store food colorants, unless it’s for hard-boiled eggs (as they are not as important).
So, this is my go-to food coloring which is key to getting the LOOK of Fat Tuesday Creamsicle Cake Cookies.
Don’t plan on perfect circular cookies, because in my experience it has never happened and that is ok.
Do know that you will have great colors and fantastic Mardi Gras cookies that taste like heaven on earth.
The colors you need: Purple, Gold, and Green!
How little or how much cleanup is up to you.
I can do this on 2 pans, and 2 bowls.
But to make this extremely easy I use either parchment paper or silicone mats.
Either or is fine.
The easier route is parchment paper.
Use it, toss it.
While you do need to clean the silicone mats nothing sticks to them, making for easy removal of the cake cookies from the pan.
Either way avoids messes directly on the cookie pan and ensures that a cookie won’t stick.
What You Need To Know
The cake cookie dough is a bit different than other doughs you will have worked with.
First, it will mix odd, but it is an absolute delight to work with.
Expect a sponge-like consistency.
It will pull away from the sides of the bowl with ease and it’s not a hard batter to make.
Last, when you bake these cookies they don’t get golden brown.
You will watch them and not bake for more than 12 minutes each or you will dry them.
The cookies will always be softer than you might expect, but they definitely fall apart or I would not make them.
I suggest smaller rather than bigger.
Also, expect about 12 larger or 24 smaller per batch.
Smaller is about a .50 cent piece.
Large is about a small sour cream lid.
Le Recipe for Fat Tuesday Creamsicle Cake Cookies
- A White Batter Favorite Cake Mix 15.25 oz box
- 1 Orange Supreme Cake Mix 15.25 oz box
- 4 Eggs 2 eggs per mix
- 1 C of Oil canola is what I used (1/2 C per mix)
- 3 bowls for mixing.
- Forks for mixing or a spoon.
- Rubber scraper
- Parchment Paper or Silicone Paper
- Baking Trays
- Preheat your oven to 350°F
- Line 2 rimmed baking trays with either silicone mats or parchment paper.
- Set them aside.
- In one bowl, prepare the first cake mix.
- Add to the bowl: white cake mixture from the box, 2 eggs, and 1/2 c of oil.
- Mix very well, making sure that there are no dry ingredients left.
- Set aside.
- Repeat the process for the other boxed cake (the orange and set it aside)
- Now, let's work with the white cake mixture.
- Divide the dough in half.
- Place one portion in a third bowl and color that with food gel coloring (purple)
- With the remaining white batter, color it green with food color gel.
- Last, leave the 'orange' cake batter as is, as it will be gold.
- Now you should have 3 colors: Gold, Purple, and Green.
- Slide a prepared cookie tray to your workspace.
- Prepare 3 pastry bags (or plastic bags.
- Inside each bag, place one color of batter.
- Then, one by one, squeeze a .25 size amount on the cookie tray and do the same with the other 2 colors.
- You will have created one cookier with three colors.
- Continue until you have filled the tray and left enough space.
- DO LEAVE Space between them as they will spread some.
- Fill the tray.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes and no longer.
- Allow the cookies to cool for at least a 1/2 hour before removing them to a cooling rack.
- Once they are cool, ice them with melted chocolate (white) following the directions on the bag.
- You can add optional sprinkles (I added gold edible glitter).
- Enjoy the exploding taste of creamsicle.
- ~Dana X O