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almost midnight clock cookie bites for New Year’s Eve

A super speedy quick post this morning, folks, as I’m racing against the kid-wake-up-clock. I’m not usually one who puts much stock in New Year’s, but tonight we’re celebrating in perfect style… walking across the street to our neighbor’s house for a yummy Danish New Year’s feast wherein the parents will all sit and drink wine and eat while we totally ignore the crazy kids running around totally ignoring us.

I’m bringing these mini (ie. perfect for already sugar-dosed kids) cookie bites, a smaller, quicker variation of my almost midnight clock cookie pops from way back when.

To make these, I just cut out 1 1/4-inch circles from my cookie dough, tint royal icing with fun colors and thinned to an almost-flooding consistency (so I only used one decorating bag to outline and fill), let dry very well (this takes several hours, if you’re going to make these for tonight, start NOW!! and do this all first, then go out and find the pens), and use a black FooDoodler pen to draw the clock faces.

Anybody doing anything exciting tonight??
Hope you all have a Happy New Year! And deal with the resolutions tomorrow…

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  1. helen
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Love those colors – how clever!

  2. Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Love these sweet little cookies! We're celebrating Christmas with our "out of state" family :) Happy New Year!

  3. Martiel Beatty
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    These are absolutely the cutest cookies I've ever seen! What a unique idea and great for kids and adults alike. love, love, love'm! Have a great time at your party & Happy New Year! Martiel @

  4. Page Song
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    so so so pretty!!

  5. Erin
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    So cute! Love these!

  6. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    so cute, the kids will love them.

  7. FoodEpix
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    They look adorable. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

  8. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!! These little poppers are fun and cute! I think doing these clocks to teach time would be fun and if you get the right time on the clock you get to EAT the cookie! Hope your 2012 is filled with many more good things. I am so excited for Sugarlicious!

  9. Summerset
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    The hands are reversed. The minute hand is the long one, so you have it looking like eleven o'clock instead of 11:58.

  10. Paula
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Perfect little cookie for New Year's Eve. Small enough to pop in your mouth at midnight and still be able to kiss someone Happy New Year :)

  11. the decorated cookie
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh geez, didn't even notice that, Summerset! I made these in about 2 seconds New Year's morning, and I THOUGHT something looked odd! (everybody else, just pretend I actually know how to tell time) :)

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