Phineas and Ferb Go Gluten Free

September 12, 2013

It’s not a cartoon the grand-kids watch while they are here and honestly, I don’t believe it is one that they watch at their own homes much either.  That’s not to say that they don’t watch cartoons, they do but Phineas and Ferb is not high on their viewing list.  Until a few weeks ago, I never had the occasion to do these character cookies and when the order came in for them I was off to the races.

My client is a repeat customer from New Brunswick who has to adhere to a Gluten Free diet.  My Gluten Free Vanilla Bean Sugar cookies stand up extremely well to being decorated with royal icing as well as edible icing sheets (which are also gluten free) so I’m happy to be able to offer this option to my clients.

I used my Kopykake projector to make the cookies.  I did not make all the cartoon show characters but kept the order to a few of the main ones.

Phineas, Ferb, Candace and Perry the Platypus Gluten Free Decorated Sugar Cookies

Step One:  Pipe and Flood Round Fluted Gluten Free Cookies with White Piping and Flood Icing

Phineas Ferb Cookies Piped and Flooded

Step Two:  With Black Piping Icing and when the flood icing is completely dry, trace the outline of the characters.

Phineas & Ferb Character Images Outlined with Black Piping Icing

Step Three:  When the black piping has dried completely, use tan flood icing to fill in the characters (Phineas, Ferb and Candace) faces.  Use dark aquamarine to fill in Perry the Platypus face and body.

Phineas Ferb Characters Faces Flooded on Cookies

Step Four:   When the face icing has dried, use red, orange and green flood icing to fill in the hair for Phineas, Candace and Ferb.  Use yellow flood icing to fill in the shirts for Phineus and Ferb.  Use dark brown flood icing to fill in the hat for Perry the Platypus and orange for his bill (beak).

Phineas Ferb Character Cookies Hair Detail Flooded

Step Five:  When all this flood icing has dried, use white flood icing to fill in the eyes.  Let dry completely.

Phineas & Ferb Character Cookies Eyes Flooded

Step Six:  When the eyes have dried completely, use a black edible marker to fill in the details on the eyes and to draw the mouths for Phineas, Ferb and Candace.  Finish up by using  a red edible marker to draw the eyebrows for Phineas and a brown edible marker to draw the little freckles on his head!

Prior to shipping the cookies I emailed my client a picture of the finished product.  She was very happy and that makes me very happy!


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melissa September 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

They came out fantastic!


Marge MaSARYK September 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

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Marge MaSARYK September 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

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Susan S September 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thank you for sharing! I just was thinking that I needed a good gluten-free sugar cookie recipe, so this is perfect!
Great job on your cookies! :)


Connie September 12, 2013 at 11:08 am

I use this recipe for all of my cookies now, in fact they taste better than the sugar cookies I used to make. I am also happy that Michael’s in my area carries the vanilla bean paste now. I do alter it a bit, I put the dough rolled out between two sheets of parchment paper and refrigerate overnight instead of using the cold butter. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!


Joan - My Cookie Clinic September 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Paula, These are sooo cute. I had to share them on Twitter!


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Thank you Joan. You are a sweetheart!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen September 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

It’s nice that you have a gluten free offering for those customers that are gluten intolerant. These cookies are really cute, even if I don’t know who Phineus and Ferb are! Can you say old? :)


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Thank you Renee. Can I say old…I’m living it, ha ha ;)


Karen-warning sugary goodness September 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I love the black outline technique. I’ll have to try the gluten free recipe one day. People are always asking for it. Thanks


The Partiologist September 12, 2013 at 5:36 pm

My daughter is gluten free and I’m so happy you reposted the link for the recipe! I have to give it a try! By the way, those cookies are so cute, I may have to watch the cartoon! :)


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

If you do try the GF recipe, do let me know what you think of it. Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to leave your comment.


Jaquee September 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I’ve made your recipe and love it! Your characters are spot on!


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Hi Jacquee. So happy to hear that you love the GF cookie recipe. Thanks for the compliments, always appreciated :)


Choc Chip Uru September 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

These cookies are a delicious representation of the awesome cartoon :)

Choc Chip Uru


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thank you. I still haven’t watched the cartoon :)


Loretta Ray - Sweet Southern Cookies September 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I love the step by step you done for everyone! I wouldn’t have known who they were at all my grand kids don’t really watch cartoons! They watch baseball all the time or playing it! lol. But your work is amazing!!!


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thanks so much Loretta and yes, I know how much your grand kids love baseball. Enjoy seeing your IG posts of them :)


The Bearfoot Baker September 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Paula!! They are perfect!!


Paula September 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Thank you Lisa, I’m very flattered you think so.


Sue {munchkin munchies} September 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

They couldn’t be any more perfect, Paula! I enjoyed seeing the step by step progression of the decorating process:)


Lora September 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

These are perfection!


Paula September 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Thank you Lora :)


Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie September 17, 2013 at 9:09 am

Totally perfect, Paula! You did such an amazing job :)


Paula September 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Thank you Jennifer. Always appreciate your visits and comments :)


Connie Beal September 21, 2013 at 1:28 am

I can attest to this recipe! I had a cookie order with this recipe, I gave a sample to client. Original order was for 50 cookies, well customer loved the cookies so much she increased the order to 100 cookies! Read my blog on


Paula September 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Hi Connie ~ I’m so happy that your customer liked my recipe for the gluten free vanilla bean sugar cookies. No doubt your decorating skills are what clinched this order for you. Thanks for commenting and continued best wishes with your business.


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

These are just great, Paula! Your work is always so beautiful.


Paula October 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

Thank you Brenda. I feel exactly the same way about everything you bake and cook!


hani/haniela's October 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

These are so cute Paula! Thanks for sharing your recipes, that is so generous of you!


Paula October 8, 2013 at 12:13 am

Hi Hani ~ I hope you try the GF cookie recipe sometime. I use only Purest GF All Purpose Flour but I know other who have tried it with Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose and they liked how they turned out.


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