Decorated Moose Cookies

Last week, when I shared my decorated bear cookies several of you wanted to know more about Mr. Moose.

You know that old saying, “Ask and you shall receive?”  I’m pretty sure it wasn’t referring to moose cookies, but we’ll overlook that today.

Decorated Moose CookieThe first time around I used an older Wilton bear cutter to make these cookies.  I liked the angle of the arms and the extra ear space the lower body allowed.

However, since this cutter is no longer available, I chose to use a simple gingerbread man.  Either one works well, but you’ll have to do a bit of trimming if using the bear…a small cut between the legs and cut the ears from the head.

Moose Cookie CutterTo make these cookies you will need:

Begin by using dark brown 20-second for the inside of the moose’s ears.

How to Make Moose Cookies 1Next, outline the head as shown below.  I’ve found it helps to start with the snout and work up.  If you look closely, you can see that the top portion of the head was actually outlined in sections.  Don’t be afraid to take this approach for a more symmetrical design.

How to Make Moose Cookies 2Once the face is outlined, flood the top section and use tweezers to quickly drop in “eyes”.

How to Make Moose Cookies 3Let the tan icing set, add antlers, then flood the snout.  Let dry.

How to Make Moose Cookies 4Add a few final details and you’ll have the most adorable moose cookies you’ve ever seen!

  1. Use a #18 tip and stiff brown icing to pipe hair
  2. Add eyebrows
  3. Pipe nostrils and a smile

If you’re feeling frisky {I obviously wasn’t} you can even use a little petal dust to blush the cheeks.

How to Make Moose Cookies 5I’m not quite sure what occasion calls for moose cookies, but if the need ever arises, you’ve come to the right place.

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  1. 1
    Jody -Coastal Cookie Shoppe says:

    This set of cookies are perfectly adorable C! Here in Canada any occasion would be good for Moose Cookies! :)

  2. 2
    Taryn Elise says:

    Ohhh man, these are just too cute! Your blog is pulling me closer and closer to a cookie addiction!

    - Taryn Elise xx

  3. 3
    Lia says:

    My guess was right…a gingerbread man under all that icing perfection!
    It’s adorable!! Gonna have to try this one.

  4. 4

    Before this moment I’ve never wanted to hug a moose. But this one is so darned cute!!!

  5. 5
    Cookied-oh says:

    Yep, definitely need to make some moose for my Canadian uncle. ;-).

  6. 6
    Heather says:

    But that flannel! How in the world did you pipe flannel that perfect?? Wow

  7. 7
    Janice says:

    Thanks so much! I love this set. Now all I need is the check stencil.

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    Libby says:

    Callye, they are precious!! Now I want to make moose cookies!! Thanks again as always for sharing your creativity with us!!
    I have been meaning to ask you forever–how does your flood icing not have air bubbles in it?? It’s just perfect! Mine always has air bubbles and it drives me crazy!!! :(

  9. 9

    You are the best!
    Big Hug

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    rita says:

    Great job Callye, I think I need to “fill in” my cookies a little more, mine seem to be flatter. Can you post which stencil you used for the red/black plaid cookies. Awesome job all around. Thanks for sharing.