When I think of Christmas, I think about gray clouds, snowmen, dark evenings, sparkly snowflakes, and woodsy-smelling pine trees.
I also think about polar bears because they make for many cute cookie designs, including these polar bear buddies that got caught in a snowstorm.
They have scarves though so they don’t mind.
This cookie design rocks for two reasons.
1. You can use any cutter you like including a simple circle or scalloped cutter, which most folks have in the cupboard. Woo!
2. This cookie is 95% done in just one step. A little doodling before and after with edible markers and that’s it! More details to follow on that magic!
I’ve professed my love for Miss Cuit’s designs in the past and have been dying to try her technique for “coloring” on icing in just one step. She starts with edible marker and draws a rough sketch of her design directly on the cookie. Then, she uses 20 second icing to “color” with icing.
Here’s a shot of Miss Cuit in action!
For my silly chilly polar bear cookies, I “colored” in the icing and then added white nonpareils and snowflake sprinkles as well as black candy beads for eyes. All this in one step while the icing is still wet.
Once dry, I used an edible marker to draw on a mouth, add detail to the scarf, and outline the cheeks and ears for an extra pop of color and definition.
Limitless options for designs and a quick (well, quick-ish) way to make a colorful, fun cookie!
Thanks Miss Cuit for sharing your technique!
And for good measure, a 3D cookie version of these polar bear buddies…