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. These 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
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.
To 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.
Once 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.
To 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.
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.
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