Decorated Bear Cookies

Are you planning a little mountain vacation?  Don’t leave home without cookies!  These decorated brown bear cookies are the perfect snack for your next cabin retreat.

Brown Bear Cookie Close-UpWhile the rest of the world is turning frogs into princes, I’m transforming them to bears.  All it takes is a little sketching…and this cutter, if it’s not already in your collection.

Brown Bear Cookie SketchTo make these cookies you will need:

Begin by outlining the cookie as pictured below.  If necessary, use a food safe marker to mark the cookie before piping.

Brown Bear Cookies 1Next, fill each section.  Give the ivory a bit of time to dry before moving on to the brown.  This will prevent bleeding.

Brown Bear Cookies 2While the brown icing is still wet, use tweezers to drop on sugar pearl eyes.  I do this to save time when I don’t want to mix another icing color.  If you don’t have sugar pearls, use regular black icing.

Let the base dry completely…this can take anywhere from four to twenty-four hours, depending on where you live.

Brown Bear Cookies 3To add interest, use a clean cotton swab to apply a tiny bit of color to the cheeks.

Brown Bear Cookies 4Finish up with the following details:

  1. Use flood icing to create ears
  2. Add eyebrows with a #1.5 tip
  3. Use black 20-second icing for the nose
  4. Pipe a “w”-shaped mouth with a small round tip

Brown Bear Cookies 5Since I don’t like lonely cookies, I threw in a few other designs.  I’m pretty sure my brown bear is right at home in his little cookie forest.

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