Chippendale Cookies

I’m always on the lookout for easy entertaining cookie ideas and this one fit the bill.  It’s not often that cookies make me giggle but this guy surely does the trick.  I don’t know whether to whistle or eat him!

In my defense, I don’t sit around all day thinking about cookies in man-form.  These were actually inspired by my friend Nicole’s Magic Mike cookies. Until seeing this set I’d always thought of “cookie abs” as lines rather than in a dimensional sense.

Chippendale Cookie 2

Believe it or not, this fine male specimen of a cookie  came from humble beginnings.  Before morphing into a cookie Adonis, Mr. Macho Man was a simple gift cutter.

chippendale b

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Fleshtone 20-second icing {for a little help with skin color icing, click HERE}
  • Black 20-second icing
  • Food safe marker {optional}

*For my royal icing recipe, click HERE.  20-second icing is a consistency of that recipe which you can read about HERE.

To make sure everything was even I decided to sketch my design onto the cookie with a food color marker before I began icing.

chippendale a

Decorating this cookie is fairly simple.  It’s mostly a matter or working in sections and allowing them to dry for a bit before moving on.

Start by using 20-second icing to fill in the spaces running a toothpick through each while the icing is wet to prevent cratering.

chippendale cSee the progression?  The sections do not have to dry completely between applications.  Ten to twenty minutes should do the trick, as long as each area has set enough to create dimension when another layer is added.

chippendale dLet the base dry overnight and apply the bow tie the next day, also working in sections.

chippendale eI bet you’d have never guessed it was this easy to make the perfect man!

Chippendale Cookie

It would also be adorable to use chocolate-chip roll out cookies for a “Chocolate Chip-pendale” version of this idea.  They’d also be perfect for a bachelorette party or girls night out!  Give someone you love a Valentine’s day giggle and bake these soon.

Have a smooth and productive week, cookie friends!

Join The Discussion



  1. 41
    Jessi says:

    These are awesome! You should include a Chris Farley version for the SNL fans :)

    Btw, I made your cookies over christmas and they were perfect! So easy and your tutorials on piping and flooding helped so much!

  2. 42
    Tammy says:

    I made your sugar cookies last night, and I must say they are I think the best I’ve had. I also made your royal icing recipe, which is very THICK. I thinned it down a little to make it go on smooth. It was my first try at the chipendale cookies, I couldnt make it look dimensional as you did? Any other sugestions? I worked in sections, and let the first section dry overnigh, then started on the sections the next morning, but it kind of still all blended together? Maybe you can help answer this for me? I will however try again sometime, I will not give up. Thank You so much for sharing for wonderful idea.



  3. 43
    Deborah says:

    These cookies should NOT be labeled “Cute and Simple” because they are the farthest thing from simple! I have been working on these cookies for over 3 hours and I am still not finished putting on the icing. Dividing it in sections takes a very long time to do because you have to wait until they dry. Also, the definition of the stomach abs does not come out properly because it blends together too much. I have decided to stop because they look horrible. It has been a total waste of my time. If you are going to tell people how to make detailed cookies such as these, you should be honest about how long they take and the effort that needs to be put into them in order to get just right. Labeling them as “fairly simple” and “easy” is just an outright lie and tricks people into thinking they can take on this project.

    • 43.1
      Knitrageous says:

      I believe it says, “See the progression? The sections do not have to dry completely between applications. Ten to twenty minutes should do the trick, as long as each area has set enough to create dimension when another layer is added.” It also says, “Let the base dry overnight and apply the bow tie the next day, also working in sections.” Cute and simple doesn’t mean instant.

    • 43.2
      Cookier74 says:

      Wow! First of all… cookies take practice! For someone that has been doing them for a while…. they would be “Cute and Simple”. What a lovely person you must be to criticize someone for taking THEIR personal time to write up a FREE tutorial for you. Maybe you just don’t have the knack for making cookies so how is that her fault? I can’t play basketball that well so I guess with your logic I will blame Michael Jordan for that… right? He sure does make it look easy! Next time maybe you should just buy them from someone that can make them, although you are probably also one of those people that gripe about paying $3.50 for a cookie. Get over yourself! Thank you Sweet Sugarbelle forALL you do! There are still a lot of people out there that DO appreciate you!

    • 43.3
      Laurie Cookie Bliss says:

      Deborah, I would say if you had a hard time with the sections not being defined, your icing was too thin as you did say you’d let them dry between sections.

      Maybe next time post a question to get help with a problem you’re having with a tutorial instead of a rant and I guarantee you, you would have had a very helpful response so you could have figured it out and had success.

      In the world of cookie decorating, these really ARE very simple and easy cookies. The tutorial is not mislabeled and Callye did a brilliant job of breaking it down into easy-to-follow step-by-step directions.

  4. 44
    Laurie Cookie Bliss says:

    LOVED making these for a friend. They were very quick and very easy. Thanks so much for the tutorial and simplified design! I should have you design and make tutorials for ALL my cookies! 😉


  5. 45

    Lol these are awesome.

  6. 46
    Nane Tolson says:

    Love it… looks relatively easy – fun cookie for the bachelorette party. I am sure I will give it a try and equally as sure mine won’t look so good!


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