Easy First Communion Cookies

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I love to do cute stuff, but decorating elaborate cakes and such is not my strongest talent. Lol! So I came up with these super easy first communion cookies that anyone should be able to make, and I think they’re pretty cute 🙂

Cookies with marshmallow slices on top

Start by baking cookies. Any cookies. You can even just make some slice and bake cookies, or buy cookies that are already baked! I used oatmeal cookies.

For decoration, cut the ends off of large marshmallows. These are the “hosts” on the cookies. You can get 2 from each marshmallow- one from each end.

Knife slicing marshmallow

They will be really sticky where you sliced them, so just use that to stick them straight onto the cookie. Press gently to get it to stick. Then put some white icing into a ziplock baggie, and cut off a very tiny tip from the corner. You can use this to pipe little crosses onto your marshmallow “hosts”, or if you’re feeling really adventurous you can also write “IHS” on some of them 🙂

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Display of cookies with marshmallows on top
Closeup of finished cookies
I suppose you could really stick these to any dessert such as putting them on top of cupcakes or cakes as well. You may even be able to use them as favors. I think they would look very nice on colored sugar cookies also!

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I’m linking this up at Joyfilled Family’s
Joy of First Communion Party! 🙂

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  1. On The Fly . . . says

    Now, THIS is something i can actually DO! GREAT idea!

  2. For other occasions, it could be fun to use different colors of marshmallows! (I have some pink ones sitting in my cupboard…) I bet popping the marshmallows in the freezer for a few minutes would make them easier to cut nicely, too.

  3. NO WAY!! This is so awesome, even I can do this! What a great idea!! I can't get over how you make the most elaborate and wonderful looking projects out of the most ordinary objects and easy enough for us mortals to do! Thanks for sharing your remarkable talent!! You are a true blessing!! ~ Kathy

  4. becomewhatyouare says

    What a great idea! One of my goddaughters is receiving her FHC and I'm going to make these! Thanks!

  5. I love your idea!! Those would be cute on top of muffins for breakfast!

    *I too, cannot decorate a great cake!

  6. Super clever, Lacy!

  7. I love this idea for cupcakes too! Yet another great idea!

  8. Melissa from MN says

    Marshmallows! Ah ha! I completely forgot about using already round shaped foods for hosts. And the fact that it sticks is so perfect. Thanks!

    Brainstorming, i'm thinking nilla wafers, ritz crackers – a whole HOST of ideas!

  9. What a creative idea! 🙂

  10. First Communion Favors says

    The cookies looks so yummy! You have a very broad mind that you come up with this idea! It is so nice!

  11. JOYfilled Family says

    Thanks for joining the party and extending the invite to others.

    We attempted to make these darling creations with home-made snickerdoodles but they were eaten before we could decorate.

    Pax Christi – Lena

  12. Thanks so much, Lacy, for sharing. Precious idea! Keep them coming!:)
    God love you!!

  13. Very intelligent post. Thank for sharing.

  14. Mari González says

    I love it!!! Didn’t want to spend any more on decor and this is great for kids favors for my daughter’s upcoming communion. 😉

  15. Brother Thomas says

    This is a simple idea that even the kids can help out with. Always looking for fun things the kids in the parish can do.

  16. Cindi Suntzenich says

    I absolutely love this web-site. I have used many ideas from here. All the Easter ideas, Lent, etc. My grandsons & I “buried” the “Alleluia” during Lent in a decorated container & they thought it was so cool to dig it up on Easter morning! Every family member read from their napkin ring & when the children read, I cried as did their mothers. The children felt part of the day! It was the best Easter ever!

    The cookies are so cute! I will definitely be making them for my grandson’s Holy Communion. My other grandson will be baptized in June so I will be making the cookies again but putting a “Shell” on them (If I can draw one, if not I’ll use the cross! 🙂

  17. these first communio cookies look delicious and easy to make. I’ll be trying these

  18. María Salazar says

    tnku tnku Lacy you help me too much for my class of 1rst and 2nd grade God Blessyou and you are the Best! i like the jello cups!