Simple Owl Cookies

Growing up, I was surrounded by owls.  My mom was a chi omega and collected cute little owl figurines.  She thought the were the coolest thing even though my entire family teased her about her collection.  Now the laugh is on us.  Owls are everywhere!  As usual, mom was right.

Pastel Owl Cookies_SweetsugaebelleThere are a lot of cute owl cutters on the market but I like an egg cutter as well as any of them.  By overlapping the tips you can make two owls at once.

Simple Owl Cookie CutterTo make these cookies you will need:

  • Dark pink outline and flood icing
  • Light pink outline and 20-second icing
  • White 20-second icing
  • Dark brown 20-second icing
  • Colored piping icing for finishing details

Begin by outlining and flooding the owl’s body.  Be sure to leave a space for wings.

Owl CookiesIf your goal is to minimize waste, add the the feathers first and thin the extra icing for wings. Pipe scallops on the belly then use light pink 20-second icing to flood the wing area.

Easy Owl Cookies Once the base is dry use white 20-second icing to make eyes.  Add dark brown pupils when they’ve set.How to Make Owl Cookies_SweetsugarbelleFinish up with details in the colors of your choice.  I added some color around the eyes along with white pupil accents.  I also piped a beak and cleaned up the wings with some dots.  If you noticed that the cookie in step-by-step photos aren’t the cookies in the final photos, good eye.  Sometimes I do that.

How to Decorate Owl CookiesI mixed the owls with other fun designs.  I especially liked this pretty letter “A” cookie.  I used this cutter for the cookie and this template to create the striped base.

Pastel Monogram CookieMoral of the story, if your mom says something is cool, listen.  Most of the time at least.  Some trends {like the mullet she gave me in the eighties} should stay in the past.

Pastel Owl CookiesApparently the owl-love thing is hereditary.  For more cute owl inspired posts check out these links:

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  1. 31
    Sally says:

    Too cute! I love the green cookies and have always wondered how you and other cookiers create the intricate designs with little to no variation. (Like the lace patterns on heart cookies, or your bandana pattern, and now these) Is a stencil or Koot Kake used or are y’all just super talented free handers? :)

    -Sally Lewis
    (Fellow cookie enthusiast now living in Zambia as a missionary.. Without my kitchenaid! My mother in law just sent be some decorating supplies- thank God! I have missed it for 7 months!)

  2. 32
    Alaina Mooney says:

    Hi! I love these cookies. Where do you find your patterns, like the one on the green cookie? Just googling? I am looking for something exactly like that.

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      Sweet Sugar Belle says:

      I actually combined three…I googled some floral patterns, then used two I likes and added dots to fill in blank spaces.

  3. 33
    Briana says:

    Hi! I love your tutorial and I am going to try these out. I was wondering though, what is 20 second icing?

  4. 34
    Angela says:

    Hi Callye,
    Love your tutorials. I just wanted to ask how you achieved that green color? It’s so gorgeous. My daughter wants the exact same set for her birthday :) thanks!


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