Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies

A blue and white background with red bouncy balls and 5 Thing 1 and Thing 2 cookies.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookie Recipe

I’ve always been a big believer that you only live once. Once you lose that curiosity that you inherently possess as a child, life can become a bit dull. That is why I love Thing 1 and Thing 2. While most people will find them to be mischievous, I love that they like to have fun.

It is the very reason that I just had to pay them homage with this very Thing 1 and Thing 2 cookie recipe! While you’re here, take a look at some Dr. Seuss crafts that will help you celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. It is also Dr. Seuss’ Birthday too!

Of course, you have to make this Cat in the Hat craft too. You can even use it as a bookmark for National Read Across America Day. Mimi and I will be re-reading the Cat in the Hat book, it’s a must!

Ingredients needed to make Thing 1 and Thing 2 cookies.

Things You Will Need:

Yields: One dozen cookies

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Plain sugar cookies ready to be iced, a bowl of bright blue icing and red and white fondant are pictured.

Step 1:

Roll out your cookie dough on a floured surface and cut out 12 cookies with a circular cookie cutter (about 3 inches in diameter). Place cookies on a lined baking sheet and bake according to recipe’s directions. Once the cookies are done baking, allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Icing is added to sugar cookies and red fondant circle is added on top.

Step 2:

Roll out your red fondant on a clean, non-stick surface (cornstarch should be able to do the trick). Cut out 12 circles, using the same cookie cutter that you used for your cookies. Press one red fondant circle on each cookie.

Another smaller white fondant circle is added to the red fondant circle and Thing 1 and Thing 2 is being written on them with a food marker.

Step 3:

Now, roll out your white fondant and cut out 12 circular pieces using a 2-inch cookie cutter. Press one white fondant on each cookie. Using your edible black marker, write out “Thing 1” on every other cookie – right in the center of the white fondant. Do the same but writing “Thing 2” for the rest of your cookies.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 cookies ready to be iced with a piping bag.

Step 4:

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Mix on medium speed. Gradually increase the speed to high and once the buttercream starts to form, tint it with blue gel food coloring.

Scoop your blue buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton icing tip #233 attached. Frost the top of each cookie. Serve and enjoy!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies Recipe
Yield: 12 cookies

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A fun and quirky take on sugar cookies. Perfect to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day, these Thing 1 and Thing 2 are not only delicious but, cute too!

Ingredients

  • 1 bag your favorite recipe for sugar cookie dough , (we used an instant mix)
  • 8-9 oz red fondant
  • 4-6 oz white fondant
  • 1 black edible marker
  • 1/4 cup softened butter , (about half a stick)
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp blue gel food coloring
  • cornstarch , (for rolling)

Instructions

  1. Roll out your cookie dough on a floured surface and cut out 12 cookies with a circular cookie cutter (about 3 inches in diameter). Place cookies on a lined baking sheet and bake according to recipe’s directions. Once the cookies are done baking, allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Roll out your red fondant on a clean, non-stick surface (cornstarch should be able to do the trick). Cut out 12 circles, using the same cookie cutter that you used for your cookies.
  3. Press one red fondant circle on each cookie.
  4. Now, roll out your white fondant and cut out 12 circular pieces using a 2-inch cookie cutter.
  5. Press one white fondant on each cookie.
  6. Using your edible black marker, write out “Thing 1” on every other cookie – right in the center of the white fondant.
  7. Do the same but writing “Thing 2” for the rest of your cookies.
  8. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Mix on medium speed.
  9. Gradually increase the speed to high and once the buttercream starts to form, tint it with blue gel food coloring.
  10. Scoop your blue buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton icing tip #233 attached.
  11. Frost the top of each cookie. Serve and enjoy!

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The finished cookies with the added frosting to the top, the frosting resembles hair.

They Just Want to Have Fun

Along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, kids just want to have fun. These are super cute and tasty cookies for kids and big kids alike to enjoy. Plus, it will look as if you spent a lot of time on it when in reality, it was a breeze!

For More Dr. Seuss Fun:

Don’t forget the cat himself with this Cat in the Hat craft too!

Are you celebrating Dr. Seuss Day?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

 

 

 

 

 

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42 Comments

  1. Along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, kids just want to have fun. These are super cute and tasty cookies for kids and big kids alike to enjoy. Plus, it will look as if you spent a lot of time on it when in reality, it was a breeze!

  2. Those are adorable. I think pairing these cookies with the book is a great way to make reading even more fun for the kiddos.

  3. These are so fun, adorable and delicious too! I’m not so familiar with all Dr Seuss books, but I think these are a great tribute!

  4. well these are just so cute. i don’t have kids so i don’t totally get the reference, but still. method could be used for anything!

  5. These would be perfect for a kiddies party! I don’t have children myself, but will share this post with a few of my friends who do. I am sure they’ll find it very useful x

  6. They look so colourful and sweet. Though I am not a fan of sweet food but must be great to have sometime

  7. Wow, kids will definitely love this. I have been looking for something unique for kids, and am glad to have found this recipe. Thanks.

  8. We love Dr. Seuss! My husband and I lovingly call our kids Thing 1 and Thing 2 so these would be perfect for us lol!

  9. These are so cute! My kids just celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday at school today. It would be fun to make these tomorrow!

  10. This is such a great recipe. I will be sure to try it out with my little niece. Great post as always.Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh my gosh! These are adorable! I love them. So dang cute & creative. The recipe isn’t hard at all either! Thank you!

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