Simple Duck Cookies

This post may be really boring to some of you but, I had to do something simple! It was a request from my daughter-in-law’s best friend Lisa. She sent me a Facebook message asking me to make some simple duck cookies for Anne’s baby shower. I love Anne and want to do anything to make her happy! If she wants simple duck cookies, then simple duck cookies she will get!

Yellow 15 Second Icing
Orange 15 Second Icing
Black Outline Icing

First things first, I used 15 Second Icing because I decided to keep it simple. I mean, why mix twice as much icing if the idea is to be “Simple.” Simple Duck Cookies need simple icing, right?

With your orange icing, outline the ducks bill.

Immediately flood the bill with the same icing. I used a 1.5 PME tip but you can use whatever makes you feel comfortable. Let it dry for a few minutes.

Then, outline the duck with the yellow icing. I used a 2.5 PME tip. I like the 2.5 and use them whenever I can but, you can use what ever you want.

 Immediately flood Mr. Duck with the yellow icing.

With the black outline icing, make an eye while the yellow is still wet.. If you really want to, you can use a black sugar pearls like Sweet Sugar Belle used for these Pretty Little Bluebird Cookies. If I would have had then in my cookie supplies, I would have used them and saved a step making black icing.

There you have it! Simple Duck Cookies that only took a few minutes and I didn’t stress at all. It was acutally fun.

After I made these, I realized sometimes I make things really hard on myself by trying to create original cookies every time I decorate. Lets face it, there are so many amazing decorators out there and we all want to stand out in the crowd. I realized it is OK to do simple cookies and in fact, simple is sometimes the best choice. I could have added cute little wings, polka-dots, or a blue bow but, I didn’t need to. These are just what Lisa asked for.

I hope you have a nice shower Anne! Thanks Lisa for asking me to make these! You girls are so sweet and I love ya both!!

Happy Creating,



  1. Perfect. :)

    And yes….I agree. Sometimes we make things WAY TOO HARD on ourselves thinking we’ve got to outdo all these awesome decorators. Making nice clean simple cookies can be just as good as making that elaborate fancy cookie that took WAY TOO LONG to decorate! And think about all the stress you saved yourself from. lol
    ♥ you, girl!

  2. Agree! And many times simple is best!

  3. SIMPLY perfect! :)

  4. Your little cookies are just DUCKY!! They are so smooth, each one just perfect!!!

  5. Simple but beautiful and perfect!

  6. These are lovely! This is such a great tutorial, especially for new decorators.. Cookies don’t have to be super complicated to be beautiful! And thanks for reminding me to get those black sugar pearls! I keep forgetting!

  7. Sandy W says:

    Lisa, Thanks so much for making these for Anne’s shower. They were beautiful and a big hit with everyone. Just wish that you could have been there too, but the cookies had you there in spirit. I know you are looking forward to having Baby Snyder to spoil.

    • Awe! Thanks Sandy! I wish I could have been there with you all! I know with you and me as grandmothers, this baby is going to be loved and spoiled! Can’t wait to see you again.

  8. Hi! Can u please tell me How you make quick and easy icing ? Making these for my friends ‘s shower.. Her theme is ducks in a pond :)

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