These polar bear cookies are perfect not only for Christmas, but all winter season! Just bake your go-to sugar cookie recipe and mix together some royal icing, and you’ll be ready to decorate.
Polar Bear Sugar Cookies
What You Need
1. Flood the Cookie
1. Flood the Cookie
Fill a piping bag fitted with a #2 tip with piping-consistency white royal icing. Pipe an outline around the entire cookie.
With an icing bottle filled with flood-consistency white icing, flood the cookie. Let the icing dry completely before moving on.
Good to Know: It may take up to 24 hours for your cookie to dry completely. Drying time depends on the humidity of your environment.
2. Airbrush (Optional)
Use an airbrush to add a blue sheen to the outer edge of your cookie. This is an easy way to add dimension and depth so your creation has a real wow-factor.
Good to Know: If you don’t have an airbrush, you can create a shaded effect with pearl dust or aerosol spray colors. You can also simply skip this step.
3. Pipe the Scarf
Fill a piping bag fitted with a #1.5 tip with red piping-consistency royal icing. Use this to pipe a scarf outline around the bear’s neck.
With another bag filled with flood-consistency royal icing, flood the scarf outline.
Pro Tip: The quicker you flood the outline, the less visible the seams between the outline and filling will be.
4. Add Polka Dots
Immediately after flooding the scarf, use the piping bag filled with white icing to drop small white polka dots into the wet icing. It’s important to add the dots before the red icing sets, so the white dots will be flush with the rest of the scarf.
5. Give Him a Face
Use the black piping icing, in a bag fitted with a #1.5 piping tip, to pipe a small nose, eye and ear detail on the polar bear.
6. Make the Final Details
Add a few accent lines with the piping-consistency white icing to define the polar bear’s legs, top of the ear and any other part you like.
Once all are decorated, you’re ready to dig in — or gift ’em!
Love this color palette! Red, blue and green!