Polar Pals Decorated Cookies

With the recent blast of bitterly cold weather, it is almost impossible not to have winter cookies on the brain.  Polar pal cookies are the perfect way to keep warm and busy on a long winter day.

Polar Pal Cookie_SweetsugarbelleI used my trusty snowman cutter as the base for this sweet little snow girl.

Winter Girl Cookie SketchTo make these cookies you will need:

Begin by using a round cookie cutter and food safe marker to map out the face.  This is a great way to create uniform cookies without a projector.

Eskimo Cookie 1Next, flood each section of the face with 20-second icing.  Let partially dry.

Eskimo Cookie 2Once the face is set, outline and fill the parka.

Eskimo Cookie 3Wait a bit then add hair, hands {I used piping icing}, and boots.  At this point, let the cookie completely dry.

Eskimo Cookie 4Once the base is dry, add fur trim to the parka.  I went with Ateco grass tip #133 because it’s a little smaller in diameter {therefore more precise} than Wilton’s version, #233.  If you don’t have the Ateco version, you can pick them up here or here.

Eskimo Cookie 5It takes a little time to get used to using a grass tip, so you might do a practice run on paper before attempting this technique an actual cookie.

Holding the tip at a ninety degree angle just above the cookie, lightly squeeze, pull up, and release.

Eskimo Cookie 6For the best result, try not to dip the tip back into the wet icing.  I had a little trouble with this part, as you can see below but luckily fur isn’t perfect.  If necessary, use a clean wet cloth to clean the tip between cookies, or have a couple spare tips on hand.

Finish up with eyes and a nose.

Eskimo Cookie 7To complete the look I mixed my sweet little winter gal with trees, penguins, polar bears, seals, and LizyB inspired snow-fall cookies.

Polar Pals CookiesFor tips on making the other cookies in this collection, check out the following links:

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  1. 11

    So CUTE! Love that fur (and *another* use for that snowman cutter)!!

  2. 12
    Nice says:

    My comment in Russian is isn’t read. Repeat in Inglish: My God, what a beauty!!! You have a tremendous imagination. Bears are especially charming :) Sorry for my Inglish ^)

  3. 13

    These are so stinkin’ cute! I just love the creativity :)

  4. 14
    kim weeks says:

    how do you get your icing so perfect?!

  5. 15
    kim weeks says:

    oops…nevermind, 20 second icing, gotcha!

  6. 16

    Goodness gracious Callye – these little polar pals are so sweet! Perfect treat after a day in the frigid weather! Well, perfect treat after a day inside too! :)

  7. 17
    Christine Shen - Sugar Cravings says:

    Love this set, Callye! The girl is adorable but I REALLY love the snowflakes and the trees! :)

  8. 18
    Paula says:

    Adorable cookie set. I love those seals!

  9. 19

    Adorable! Those little noses get me every time! Thankfully our deep freeze has moved on…I have daffodils coming up. But I am still hopeful for one “real” snow day. You know, in the South, where they hype it for a week, and cancel everything, and then we just get flurries? I want a snowfall worthy of a snowball or 2!

  10. 20

    I love how you used the grass tip to create a fluffy texture for the trim on the parka, Callye!