Peeping Groundhog Cookies

I know it’s not as common for people to make a big deal out of Groundhog Day, but I’ve always thought it was a cute holiday so I thought I would share a fun little impromptu idea I had.  The best part is, it’s a one cutter wonder.

For the base cookie I used a bear cutter from this Wilton set, which you can pick up at Shop Baker’s Nook.

To make these cookies you will need:

  • brown piping and flood icing
  • green piping and flood icing
  • ivory 20-second icing
  • pink 20-second icing {or sprinkles}
  • black candy beads
  • white 20-second icing
  • black piping icing or food color marker

Begin by outlining the cookie.

Next flood the grass area, and use ivory 20 second icing to add a face.  Let dry for about 20 minutes.

You have to do the next three steps pretty quickly, so only work a few cookies ahead.  Flood the brown area, drop in black candy beads for eyes, and use pink icing to make the ear middles.  At this point let the cookie dry overnight.

The next day, add a face.  You can do this any way you like.  Use icing or even food color markers to keep it simple.  For the teeth I used white 20-second icing.  With a #1 tip, make one square, let dry for ten minutes or so, then add another.

Next use brown piping icing and a #1.5 tip to make the face furry.  This wasn’t the original plan, but as I began working I noticed that my groundhog looked a little “bear-ish” still, so I used a little icing to fix it.

When all of the facial details are dry, apply a little flood icing where the grass and groundhog meet.  If you need to, move it around a little with a toothpick to get it where you want it.

Quickly dust the wet icing with brown sanding sugar and remove the excess.

Use the brown piping icing to add a little dimension to the dirt detail and you have a perfectly cute, easy groundhog cookie.

You can make these even more fun by changing their expressions or adding a shadow.

I hope everyone is having a good Monday!  I’ll be back very soon with more cookie fun!