Rocket Big Cookie

rocket big cookie space party

I have a lot of parties to catch up on and I’m working backwards on them, so next up is Rylan’s space themed birthday.  For his seventh birthday, he asked for a big cookie instead of a cake so we decided on a rocket because we thought it would be fairly easy and what boy doesn’t like a rocket?

Now, the M&Ms were a last minute thing.  We wanted the design to be a surprise, so when Rylan went down for rest time, we got to work.  I was planning on just making the rocket out of icing, but when I went to grab the icing, I noticed the large jar of M&Ms out of the corner of my eye and it was like they were speaking to me… within seconds an idea was born and the plan was changed.

Game Plan:

1. Make a batch of your favorite cookie dough.

2.  Spread the dough out onto a circular stone.

We’ve only used stones to cook our big cookies because they’re supposed to cook more evenly, but I’m sure a regular cookie sheet would work, just might be harder to get the center cooked without the edges getting really done.

3.  Using different colored M&Ms, outline the shapes first and then fill in with remaining M&Ms.

rocket big cookie space party

rocket big cookie space party

rocket big cookie space party

rocket big cookie space party

4.  Cooking time is obviously longer for a big cookie, somewhere probably between 20-35 minutes.  We just kept checking on it every five minutes.

5.  After the cookie cools, use icing to write out a message or add any details to the rocket.

Halfway through cooking, Jeff thought of putting yellow M&Ms around the rocket to represent stars, so we yanked the cookie out and pushed them in!  What a great idea!

rocket big cookie space party

Rylan was so surprised with his rocket.  He loved the M&Ms and I thought it was perfect because it gave it more of a metal look.  It was also way easier than using icing to make the rocket!  We might just use this technique again!

astronaut big cookie


Here are some other posts of mine on cakes:

Layered Rainbow Cake

layered rainbow cake

Watermelon Cake

watermelon cake tutorial

Batman Cake

batman birthday cake

Monster Cakes

monster cakes

Minnie Mouse Cake

minnie mouse purple fondant cake

Vintage Fondant Cake

classic bridal shower cake

Sprinkle & Skittle Cake

one year old birthday cake

Caterpillar Cake

caterpillar and bug theme birthday party

Polka Dot Fondant Cake

instructions for making a polka dot fondant cake

Ice Cream Cake Roll

recipe for ice cream cake roll

Monogrammed Bridal Shower Cake

making a fondant cake for a bridal shower

Monster Truck Cake

how to make a monster truck birthday cake

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