Standing Farm Animal Cookies

LSAC-S3C30-015Supplies used:
round cookie cutter
oval cookie cutter
owl cookie cutter
gingerbread girl cookie cutter
aspic cookie cutters
crown cookie cutter
pink food color
black food color
yellow food color
orange food color
brown food color
ivory food color
red food color
Icing required: Prepare run sugar icing in the following colors: white, light pink, grey, ivory, black, red, orange, yellow, light brown, brown, and dark brown. Prepare white royal icing with a stiff peak.

Special Baking Instructions: Cut the sheep using the bottom dress from gingerbread girl cookie cutter for the body. Cut the sheep’s face using a round cutter. Use teardrop cutters for the ears. Use a scallop aspic cutter for the curly hair. Cut the pig using the bottom dress from gingerbread girl cookie cutter for his body. Cut the pig’s face using a round cutter. Use teardrop cutters for the ears. Cut the horse using the bottom dress from gingerbread girl cookie cutter for his body. Cut the horse’s face using an oval cutter. Use teardrop cutters for the ears. Cut the mane using a six sided star cutter. Cut the cow using the bottom dress from gingerbread girl cookie cutter for his body. Cut the cow’s face using an oval cutter. Use teardrop cutters for the ears and horns. Cut the chick using the bottom half of an owl cookie cutter for his body. Cut the chick’s face using a round cutter. Cut the rooster using the bottom half of an owl cookie cutter for his body. Cut the rooster’s face using a round cutter. Add a comb using teardrop shapes. Cut triangles to fit each of the baked cookies to create standing cookies.

Instructions:
Sheep: Outline the sheep and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face and ears with grey run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Fill in the front legs with grey run sugar. Immediately fill in the body with white run sugar. Fill in the top of the sheep’s head with white run sugar. Fill in the feet with black run sugar. Fill in the nose with ivory run sugar. Pipe two small teardrops using black run sugar for the nostrils.
Rooster: Outline the rooster and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face and body with white run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Fill in the legs and beak with orange run sugar. Fill in the comb with red run sugar.
Pig: Outline the pig and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face, nose, and body with pink run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Pipe two small teardrops using black run sugar for the nostrils. Fill in the feet with black run sugar.
Chick: Outline the chick and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face and body with yellow run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Fill in the feet and beak with orange run sugar.
Cow: Outline the cow and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face and ears with white run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Pipe spots using black run sugar. Fill in the horns using ivory run sugar.Fill in the nose with ivory run sugar. Add two dots for the nostrils. Fill in the teat with pink run sugar. Fill in the feet with black run sugar. Fill in the body with white run sugar. Pipe spots using black run sugar.
Horse: Outline the horse and all the details with black run sugar icing. Allow the outline to set. Fill in the face, ears, and body with brown run sugar. Add two small dots using black run sugar for the eyes. Fill in the nose with light brown run sugar. Pipe two small teardrops using black run sugar for the nostrils. Fill in the feet with black run sugar. Fill in the mane using dark brown run sugar.

Making the Cookies Stand: Allow the decorated cookies to dry completely. Pipe a strip of royal icing in the center of the back of the cookie. Attach the cut triangles. Stand the animals and allow the royal icing to dry.

This project was taken from my book “The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating”.

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