Easter Cookies with a Twist

Want to make Easter cookies with a twist or maybe a simple little zebra stripe? if so, you are in the right place. Sometimes when decorating cookies you need to think outside of the box and an animal print is an easy way to do that. Animal print gives a simple unique look to ordinary cookies.

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Here is a simple little tip to help make your platter stand out. Make all of the zebra stripped cookies with the same color except for one design. Decorate that cookie with the same pattern but change the color. This cookie may not be the star of the platter but it will make your platter pop. Then, to pull it all together, add some accent flowers to the other cookies in that same color to give it a customized look. Easy huh?

Supplies for Easter Cookies with Twist:

Rabbit Cookie Cutter
Carrot Cookie Cutter
Circle Cookie Cutter- Trim off the top and bottom to make a plaque cutter.

15 second icing in the following colors:
White
Black Icing
Orange Icing
Green Icing

Royal Icing Flowers and Free Nail TemplateRoses & Apple Blossom (These should be made a few days before so they will be dry when you make the rabbits.)

Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing by thebearfootbaker.comBegin by outlining and flooding the rabbit with the white icing. Consistency is important when making zebra print cookies. If the icing is too thick it will be hard to add the black icing to it. If it is too thin, the chance of the colors bleeding increase tremendously and your icing will be more likely to fall off the edge of the cookie.

Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing by www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, work fast so the white icing does not crust over before you can add the zebra print. Add some wonky skinny triangles on the cookie to represent the zebra pattern. Make them random while going horizontally from one side of the cookie to the other side.

Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing with www.thebearfootbaker.comContinue to work down the cookie and go back and fill in the wonky triangles with the black icing.

Simple Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via thebearfootbaker.comIf the black icing needs to be smoothed out, you can use a turkey lacer or a toothpick to help spread it out and make it pretty. Let the cookie dry completely.

Simple Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, outline the cookie with the black icing to give the edge a nice finished look.

Simple Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing www.thebearfootbaker.comSee. Isn’t that a cute bunny? Would you like to watch a video of to see him get decorated in action?

Here you go!Easy Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via thebearfootbaker.comNow add the accent to make it look even better.
With the orange icing, make a a necklace by adding a line across the neck and two strings hanging down with dots on the end.

Easy Easter Cookies with a Twist-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing www.thebearfootbaker.comAdd a royal icing flower transfer of your choice and let everything dry before you stack them or package them.

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Once you know how to do the zebra stripe, it is an easy pattern to repeat on the remaining cookies. See the rectangle cookies with the rounded edges? Those started off as circles and I cut the top and bottom off to make a plaque cookie. It is a simple way to make different sized plaques by using cutters you already own.

Simple Easter Cookies with a Twist or a Zebra Stripe-Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing | The Bearfoot Baker
Now stay tuned for more Easter cookies with a twist. I will be using these same cookie cutters to make different patterns with a unique twist. I think you will like what I have planned for you.

Do you want to see more Easter Cookie Tutorials? Follow the links below for some Easter eye candy.
Woodland Easter Cookies
Bunny Track Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
Easter Cookie Tree by Sweetoipa
How to Create Realistic Moss Cookies
Easter Cookie Cards
Baby Bunnies
Speckled Eggs
Airbrush with Stencils

Bear hugs,

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Lisa