How to Make Giraffe Print Cookies

Over the past couple of years I’ve made more animal print cookies than I can count.  I don’t know if it’s a Texas thing, but people around here are just wild about it {pun intended}.  I’ve gone over how I make zebra and leopard print cookies but somehow I completely overlooked giraffe until today.

Believe it or not, giraffe print is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  I used a yellow/gold-ish icing as a base and a warm brown for the spots, but any color combo will work.  I think pink and blue giraffe print is especially pretty.

Begin making these cookies by outlining and flooding the base. When it’s completely dry use 20-second icing to add spots. Start in the center and work out to the edge.  The key to giraffe print is random blocky spots with the same amount of space between each one.

These are the cookies I made when I took the photographs {eons ago}…

but I recently used this technique to make actual giraffe cookies.  Same thing on smaller scale.

Anyone wondering about my cool giraffe cutter?  Good, because I am dying to tell you about it.  It was actually a gift from my cookie friends, Donna and Diane.  Believe it or not, this cutter {which is actually a reindeer} came all the way from AUSTRALIA!   This well-traveled little gem is my new fave.

Anywho, I know that tropical leaves are a little off-topic but I thought they looked good with the other cookies so…

If you would like to learn how to make other animal print cookies follow the links below:

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!