Creative Giraffe Face Cookies

When I travel I almost never get home without leaving one or two things behind. I just got a frustrating reminder after a recent trip to California. The good news is that I made it home with my computer…thanks to the lovely flight attendant who located it before I was too far removed from the seat I occupied, but I am pretty sure my charger is plugged into the dining room wall in San Luis Obisbo where it was last seen.

For the time being, I am using our “junk laptop”. We keep it around for iTunes and emergencies, but since it is missing quite a few keys {most noticeably the “A” and space-bar} this is going to have to be short, lest I blow a microchip or two.

Seems I created a little frenzy after posting these giraffe cookies. I made them from a gifted cutter which is now unavailable.

Cookie people are a very resourceful bunch, and those who could not find the original were able to commission similar designs from shops like Plastics to Print and Ecrandal. But if you don’t want to do all that, I came up with several designs using cutters that you might already own.

  1. a
  2. g
  3. pineapple cutter{which I neglected to photograph}+o
  4. j+p
  5. k
  6. g
  7. p+c
  8. h
  9. b {trimmed}
  10. p+m+o
  11. e+m
  12. f
  13. d
  14. pineapple cutter with center leaf trimmed {last photo}
  15. p+n
  16. e+n
  17. p+j+o
  18. l
  19. i
Snowmen seemed to work best for one cutter options. Here is a close-up.




I prefer the pieced giraffes myself. Especially the ones with necks. Once decorated, the seams are well hidden.


Can you figure out which is which?

{1.b, 2.c, 3.d+e, 4. f+e, 5. a, 6. d, 7. a+e, 8. f, 9. a+e}

If you’re not the creative type or don’t like piecing cookies Ecrandal or Plastics In Print carry giraffe face cookie cutters. However, I encourage you to try this first…especially before buying cookie cutters that you may not use very frequently.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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  1. 41
    Sue says:

    I was just looking at all your cute little giraffes again, and reading the post…somehow I missed the part about you being in SLO!?! Oh my goodness, that’s only 45 minutes away! Shucks, It would have been such a treat to meet you:)

  2. 42
    Camila says:

    I love giraffes! I loved these cookies!

  3. 43
    Ann P. says:

    oh my gosh!! i LOVED looking at all the giraffe faces :) Just like a human family or something :)

  4. 44
    Debra says:

    You amaze me with your talent!!

  5. 45
    Kristy Jo says:

    Thank you for sharing this! Love it!

  6. 46
    Bronwynn says:

    Hi! Thanks for posting the giraffe cookie cutter options. I was bumbed as we don’t get those in South Africa so its nice to know how I can improvise! :)

  7. 47

    Thanks again for showing me how to use the Aussie reindeer to make a giraffe. A friend called with a request for giraffes for a baby shower and I suffered no anxiety as a result!

  8. 48
    Jan Pelekai says:

    Omg my daughter would love these… Giraffes are her favorites….

  9. 49
    Aubrieann Hale says:

    I want to make these for my friend how did you decorate them and with what please


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