All My Duck Cookies In A Row

I recently received my biggest cookie order to date. I made 100 cookies for Joffrey Ballet School for their  gifts to the dancers after the spring recital.

Duck shaped sugar cookie with royal icing piping

I would have never guessed that sourcing a duck cookie cutter would be hard in NYC.   But I went to more than 6 bakery, party or home goods stores (by foot and train) to locate a simple duck cookie that I know existed online but I didn’t have time to have shipped on short notice.  I finally found a suitable cutter, not the one I really wanted but it worked out fine, more than fine the ducks looked great!

100 duck cookies

I really enjoyed making this large order of cookies, its seems like it doesn’t matter if its 10 cookies or 100 cookies, once you get all the ingredients out, the oven is hot and you have taken the kitchen over anyway, might as well make 100 cookies!  Its think that 100 cookies might be all the space my kitchen has for each round, it’s a good thing my table is an expandable.

After piping I added a quick brush of luster dust for sparkle and each duck was package in a favor bag with blue crinkle gift filler.   Of course all the girls loved them, they were delicious & fresh, (baked just 2 days before the recital), as well as cute.  And best of all Macy was proud to let everyone know that her mom had made them.


Macy Berry and her duck cookie


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4 responses to “All My Duck Cookies In A Row

  1. Jeannean

    Hi! My name is Jeannean. I just remembered that I have to purchase a duck cookie cutter for my sons cooking class project and I am freaking out. I am searching the internet to find a store in the city that might carry one (that is how I found your blog). I don’t want to travel all over NYC with my 3 year old in tow tracking down this thing. Can you tell me where you purchased your duck cookie cutter? I would so greatly appreciate it. Thanks!!!!

    • I absolutely feel you! I found my cutter at a bed bath & beyond (Chelsea, I think) in a Wilton box set of 100 plastic cutters for $20.
      Good luck & Let me know if you find one!

      • Jeannean

        Thanks for the quick response. We went all the way up town to Sur La Table. It worked out in the end. Fewww!!!

      • Good! They are the cheapest cutter source in town! I didnt know that until recently though. Ive been collecting the alphabet a few at a time every time I go in there :) Manhattan is amazing, there is everything and nothing all at the same time. I’ve been on more unfruitful hunts for the simplest things more than I’d like to admit.