Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

“How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss Cookies.

Oh, I meant to get these up sooner. As in, the beginning of the week. (Okay, okay. I originally dreamt of blogging them late LAST week even, but that’s the state of things around here. Remember the “Never-On-Time Series,” right? You know me.) But it is today, of course, and I’ve still made it! 😀

Dr. Seuss Cookies.

“It’s night before its afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?”

Dr. Seuss Cookies.

As you can see, these were originally made for a sweet, sweet baby shower, and I just couldn’t get over how utterly ADORABLE the theme was. My friend Chris asked for all sorts of Dr. Seuss characters, and I came up with the ones you see above. And just because I couldn’t quite get enough of ’em, I took closer pics of each one. 😀

Here’s some Horton:

Horton Hears a Who Cookie.

“I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.”

Horton Hears a Who Cookie.

“And so, all ended well for both Horton and Who’s, and for all in the jungle, even kangaroos. So let that be a lesson to one and to all; a person is a person, no matter how small.”

Horton Hears a Who Cookie.

And that quote up there? “A person is a person, no matter how small.” That was the featured quote on the top of the Seuss hat cake. Isn’t that just TOO PRECIOUS?!

Dr. Seuss Cookies.
(Pretend there isn’t an icing crumb in the middle of ‘Jacob,’ please!)

And then there’s the good ol’ Cat himself:

Cat in the Hat Cookie.

“We looked!
Then we saw him
step in on the mat!
We looked!
And we saw him!
The Cat in the Hat!”

Cat in the Hat Cookie.

“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun
that is funny!”

And his famous hat, of course!

Cat in the Hat Cookie.
(I made these using a miniature version of this Diploma Cookie Cutter, and then I
snipped off a corner before baking. There is a Cat in the Hat Cookie Cutter
available now, but I just used one I already had on hand.)

“’Have no fear, little fish,’
Said the Cat in the Hat.
‘These Things are
good Things.’
And he gave them a pat.”

Dr. Seuss Red Fish Cookie.

Thing 1 Cookie.

“‘These things will not bite you, they want to have fun.’
Then out of the box came Thing 2 and Thing 1.”

Thing 2 Cookie.

And then there’s that Blue Fish, too.

Dr. Seuss Blue Fish Cookie.

“From there to here,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere.”

Dr. Seuss Blue Fish Cookie.

But then making this set was so fun, I had to do it all over again for a sweet little boy named Noah that’s turning 4!

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

Dr. Seuss Cookies.
(It’s made with slightly darker icing tones, too.)

The darker icing is especially evident in the little Red Fish. I like ’em both, but I’m curious which others prefer – the one above, or this one below?

Dr. Seuss Red Fish Cookie.

But despite the cookies, today is a day for childlike celebration! Dr. Seuss helped us all grow up, and he continues to help each new generation that falls in love with his wonderful characters. For that, I say a big, hearty THANK YOU!

Dr. Seuss Thank-You Cookie.

It’s impossible not to smile when you read his books, and I want to share one last one – take a look! 😀

“If we didn’t have birthdays,
you wouldn’t be you.
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you do?
If you’d never been born,
well then what would you be?
You might be a fish!
Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob!
Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of
hard green tomatoes.”

“Or worse than all that…Why,
you might be a WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all.
No, he doesn’t.
A Wasn’t just isn’t.
He just isn’t present.
But you…You ARE YOU!
And, now isn’t that pleasant!”

“Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive…
… who is you-er than you!
Shout loud, “I am lucky
to be what I am!
Thank goodness I’m not
just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of
sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That’s a
great thing to be!
If I say so myself,


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36 comments on “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

  1. Vicki on said:

    I accidently linked to the party and then noticed I was already there! Thank you for linking me! You can “take off” the others if you would like.

    Enjoy your blog….subscribing NOW!

  2. Paula on said:

    I adore this theme for a shower or a birthday and you executed it perfectly on these cookies. Your work is perfect and I love it.

  3. these are AMAZING! you are so very talented, love the cookie tribute to Dr. Seuss!

  4. Gwynn {Gwynn Wasson Designs} on said:

    LOVE your cookies!! So glad I found you (or you found me!)

  5. Christine on said:

    Adorable. You do amazing work! Ashley loved them, as did her family and friends:)

  6. TamTam on said:

    These are AMAZING!! I love the little flower in Horton’s trunk 🙂

  7. Kara (Cookies in the Cupboard) on said:

    What a fun party! Your Seuss cookies are amazing!!! I can’t get enough of them!!!

  8. These are incredible! I shared them with my FB followers in honor of Dr. Seuss, whom I love. Great work on these.

  9. Heather on said:

    New all-time favorites!!

  10. Songbird Sweets (Sarah) on said:

    Such a great post!!! i especially love your horton cookie…its so cute:) and thanks for the link party…such a fun idea for dr. seuss’ birthday:)

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you, Sarah! I am *SO* glad that you brought back last year’s, as they are too adorable not to be seen by more! ♥

  11. Karen @ Trilogy Edibles on said:

    Your cookies are too awesome! LOVE and love that you did a linky and that you felt my cookies were worthy 🙂

    • Nicole on said:

      Thank you! Karen, you just have no idea how much I *LOVE* seeing your new creations! Plus, you always, always, always just the sweetest thing around! 😀

  12. Samantha on said:

    These are so beautiful! I love Horton!! Perfectly done 🙂

  13. SweetFace Cookies on said:

    A-stinkin-dorable blog and fabulous work!! Thanks for opening it up for us all to party Seussical style!! Following your greatness NOW!!

    • Nicole on said:

      Girl, I’m so glad you came over! You had so many elements to your cookies that I hadn’t seen done in the Seuss-y realm, and everything was iced & executed beautifully!

  14. Susi Wolfe on said:

    Your talent has truly blossomed!! Your skill and artistry have just become astounding! I am continuously blown away by each and every batch!!!

  15. Sarah on said:

    I am in awe – these are amazing! Really something to aspire to!!!

  16. Marian (Sweetopia) on said:

    Oh my goodness! These are beyond adorable and perfect! LOVE!

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