Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sushi cookies

I got an email last week from my son suggesting I try making sushi cookies.  He has been missing his sushi terribly while away on a mission.  He lives in Okinawa Japan - AKA sushi heaven, and he can't wait to get back there.  He sent me a picture of rainbow rolls, and the minute I saw them, I knew what to do. 

The first thing I did was to make round sugar cookies in double the number of the cookies I wanted.  Once they had cooled, I outlined and flooded them in white.  For the details, I made a spiral in "seaweed" green, salmon colored chunks, and tan outlines for the rice.  The cookies needed to be stacked like a sandwhich cookie to be the same size as sushi roll.  For the filling I used chocolate buttercream.

Chocolate always trumps raw fish.  I think everyone can get behind that, right?  For the outer wrapping I used fruit roll ups.  I found the colors I wanted -  red, orange, and green - cut strips of them and simply wrapped them around the outside.  They are already kind of sticky, so it was easy to do. 

And when did fruit roll ups get so fancy?  They were all multicolored, with impressions on them, and even cut out stickers - I must have stood there for five minutes trying to decide which boxes had what I needed. 

Anyway, with my non-fish chocolate delights ready, I lined them up on a plate, added a drizzle of raspberry sauce, and a pair of chopsticks and colorful lanterns courtesy of The Dollar Tree and I was done.

I have to say that I loved this project.  It was extremely simple to do because the icing was very forgiving, and the fruit roll ups stick all by themselves.  Try these for dessert the next time you are having an Asian inspired meal.  Easy, fast, inexpensive, and FUN!


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  1. Now this is sushi I would want to eat! Very creative. xo,

  2. OMG those are too cute and I bet tastier then sushi

  3. These are so cute! Great idea for a theme party too.

  4. Oh, they're just too cute to eat. But with all that chocolate buttercream and raspberry sauce, I'll have to make an exception!

  5. These are just too cute and look so real! :P My kids love sushi and I'm sure they'll go crazy seeing these treats! :) Thanks for sharing.


  6. This is so creative. I love the colors and photos.

  7. this sushi...I will eat. Love the fruit roll up problem part hehehehehe guess you did find he plain colors you needed

  8. Oh My gosh! These look so yummy!! I am definitely going to have to try this. I am definitely going to be following you!! If you would like to follow me also that would be great :) I am just starting out, but excited to share new recipes, crafts and makeup!!

  9. These cookies are so cute! And that's from someone who HATES sushi! :p

  10. Oh, yes! I Love this. Thanks for sharing. I am Pinteresting this one and bookmarking it. My toddler loves sushi and for her next birthday I just might have to have a Japanese theme with these cookies as the highlight ;)

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  11. Oh my gosh! I LOVE these! Genius!

  12. That is cute! I love it! What would we do without Fruit Roll-Ups?

  13. So Cute! I found your blog through a link party and LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  14. so cute! I love it and I'm sure my kids would too! Come on over tomorrow and link to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  15. So incredibly cute! I wish I'd seen this when I was pregnant...then I could have satisfied my sushi craving!

  16. seriously it, so creative

  17. Those cookies are so creative. How sweet of you to make them for him. Thanks for sharing the details on your great idea. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)

  18. Awesome cookies! I love sushi, but sushi cookies are even better!

    Found you via the LambAround linky have my vote!!


  19. Marcia at the123blog sent me this link, knowing I love sushi. I was just laughing with her that our pediatrician almost fell off his stool when I asked him when our 2.5-year old girls could start eating sushi. This is one recipe that even he would approve of! Beautiful...and brilliant!

  20. Cutest idea ever!!! Amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  21. Lol! I saw the title and I just had to look! What a fun idea! And they really do look like colorful sushi's. Cool! :p

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