Monkey Cookies with a Mickey Mouse Cutter

Simple Monkey Cookies via

When I was little I wanted a monkey. I wished for one every year on my birthday but, my wish never came true. Since my birthday was  yesterday, I made myself some monkey cookies. Now I can officially say my wish came true after all these years.Monkey Cookies by www.thebearfootbaker.comThese are simple to make and if you have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter, then you have the perfect cutter to make monkey cookies. Add let’s face it, monkeys faces are as cute as Mickey faces.

Monkey Cookies Supplies:

Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
Brown Icing- AmeriColor Chocolate Brown
#2 Tips
Flesh Color- Americolor Ivory and Chocolate Brown
Royal Icing Transfers- Heart, Eyes and Flower
AmeriColor Black Gel & Paintbrush for the smile

Before you begin making these cookies, you need to make a few royal icing transfers. You need a heart for the nose, 2 eyes and a flower for each monkey. You can also follow my “Template Tuesday” for more royal icing transfer patterns and templates. They are very handy for cookies like this.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comTo make the monkeys, cut out a Mickey Mouse cookie. Cut off one ear and move it to down to make it look like a monkey. In the picture, you will notice I cut off both ears but, after I made a few I realized I only need to move one.

I also got in a hurry and broke the mouse at the top of the photo but, I saved it by removing the broken ear and placed it with another ear I cut out of a small section of cookie dough. It worked perfectly.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comOnce your monkey cookies are baked, outline the mouth area with the flesh color with a #2 tip. To achieve this flesh color, I mixed a little AmeriColor Ivory then, added a tiny amount of Chocolate Brown until I got a color I liked.

Then, with the Chocolate Brown icing and a #2 tip, make the top of the head and outline the ears.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comNext, with the flesh color, outline and flood the face and ears. Let this dry for about 20 minutes or so before you move to the next step.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot Then, flood the mouth area with the flesh color and add the heart royal icing transfer for the nose.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comNext, flood the ears and head with the chocolate brown.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comTo add the royal transfer eyes, place a small drop of icing on the back of each transfer and place on the monkeys face. If you look at the first monkey cookie, you will not see any of the white icing used to glue them into place. If you look at the second monkey cookie, you will see a white edge around the eyes. You can make it either way.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comApply the flower by the ear the same way you applied the eyes and be careful not to use to much icing. The flower will not look good outlined by the flesh color.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot Next, with the paint brush and a tiny amount of black AmeriColor Gel, paint on the mouth. To see how to paint on a cookie, click here.

Monkey Cookies by the bearfoot baker.comI don’t know about you but, I’m bananas about these cookies! Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. Now, thanks to these little cookies, I finally got my childhood birthday wish.

Here are some more monkey cookies for you to go bananas over:
Klickitat Street: Wild About You
Sweet Sugar Belle- Santa Sock Monkey Cookies
Grin and Bake it- Going Bananas Over Sugar Cookies
Ali Bee’s Bakeshop- Baby Jacob
Sweet Sugar Belle- Sock Monkey Cookies

Happy Creating,



  1. Maria Sarmento says:

    Thanks for this and all other aid.
    They are so cute.
    Hugs from Portugal.

  2. These are adorable…I never would have thought of using this cutter for monkeys! TFS!!

  3. Happy belated birthday, Lisa!! I’m so sorry I missed it. I hope it was a wonderful day, filled with lots of love and monkey cookies! :)

  4. Cuteness is running WILD here! Love em’!

  5. Cute cute cute! I wanted a monkey too! Mom should have known not to let me watch BJ and the Bear!

    I love the use of all your transfers! Are the bananas from a pickle cutter? Brilliant!

    • Thanks Nikki! The bananas were made from a reshaped football cookie cutter! Hahah But a pickle would be perfect!

  6. Aw! Happy Belated Birthday Lisa and congrats on making your own childhood dreams come true! :) That monkey is precious and I love the RI transfer flower. The perfect bright touch! :)

    • Thanks Michelle! It was a great birthday/Mother’s Day combo! LOL I am glad you like the monkey cookies :)

  7. Happy Birthday, Lisa!! I wanted a monkey when I was a kid, too. I think I got that idea from watching Disney’s Aladdin. Great idea using the Mickey cutter!!

    • I must be way OLDER than you Mike! LOL I watched Aladdin with my kids. My love of monkeys came from Tarzan! Bahahahaha!!

  8. I’m so sorry for being a lackadaisical commentator lately but these are the cutest cookies ever! seriously great idea and having just got myself a mickey cutter, i can use it for other things! know that I love ya!

    • I have missed you Karen! I have been sliding on my commenting lately also:( I am working hard to be much better at it! I plan on doing a few more things with my Mickey cutter and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  9. SO cute! Love the bananas too:) In the photo which shows the ears moved, the cookie looks like it would also make a good koala bear:)

    • It would be an awesome koala bear Sue!! Great eye! I didn’t see it but, when I read your comment I looked and you are so right! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us 😉

  10. Lisa, we are birthday twins! :)
    Love these cute little monkeys. Never would have thought to use my Mickey cutter, what a genius idea!

    • Happy Birthday Carrie! I love that we are birthday twins!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day and if I would have known it was your birthday, I would have sent you a monkey cookie bouquet! LOL

  11. Look at you being all efficient with your royal icing transfers! The monkeys are adorable, Lisa. And the bananas kick the cuteness up a level!

  12. Happy belated birthday! These are adorable!

  13. Oh the monkeys have such cute faces. I love the bananas too!

  14. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    LISA!!! You make the cutest animals EVER. And this jerk forgot to text you about your birthday on your birthday!!!! Pooh!

  15. Adorable use of the Mickey cutter and the bananas are the perfect finishing touch!

    • Thanks Paula!! I miss you! I don’t think Facebook wants us to be friends but, they won’t stop me from hanging out with my cool cookie friend! Hahahaha

  16. Smart reuse of a cookie cutter! I love the ears 😉 Happy Belated Birthday … your monkey cookies really are better than real monkeys!

    • Awe thanks Brenda for the birthday wishes! You are so right about real monkeys! I do not want to clean up after them! Hahaha My mom was smart to avoid that wish! LOL

  17. Superb job!

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