Joseph’s Colorful Coat Cookie

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For our lesson about Families and Forgiveness, we learned about when Joseph’s brothers faked his death and sold him into slavery.  Each of the kids got to frost and decorate their own “colorful coat” cookie at snack time.  This is the T-Shirt Cookie Cutter I got from Amazon.  The cookie cutter is fairly large, so you’ll want to make sure you make a large enough batch of cookie dough.  I used store-bought sugar cookie dough which had directions on the back for rolling out the dough (just knead in an extra 1/4 cup of flour).  I believe it was Pillsbury brand.


  • Sugar cookie dough (I used three rolls to make sure there would be enough for a class of 14)
  • White frosting
  • Sprinkles for cake decorating


  1. Make cookie dough or follow package directions to adapt dough for roll-out cookies.
  2. Roll out cookie dough on floured surface, with a floured rolling pin, and cut with cookie cutter.
  3. Reform excess dough into ball and roll out again.  Cut out coat cookies.  Repeat until all dough is used.
  4. Place cut-out cookies on cookie sheet and bake according to package/sugar cookie recipe directions.
  5. Let cool on pan about 3 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. When cool, give each child a cookie, frosting and decorations.  Let them decorate their “coat” to their heart’s content!

Tip: Don’t let the dough get too warm, or it will spread out and lose shape like mine did.  (I made them on a HOT day!)  This can also happen if you put your cut-outs on a hot pan and let them sit prior to going in the oven.

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