Decorated Polar Bear Cookies

Incase you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of bears on this blog because I am a bit obsessed with them. I love turning my favorite animals into treats, but the problem I have been having is trying to finding the perfect cookie cutter to make them. Until now I have been using a baby cookie cutter and hand cutting little pieces of cookie dough to use as ears. Well, all of that is in the past because The Cookie Cutter Kingdom has made the cutter I have been waiting for. I used it to make these decorated polar bear cookies and I couldn’t be happier. Learn How to Make These Cute Little Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Look at the shape of this bear. There are so many different animals you could make with this shape. I see at least four others but my favorite is a koala bear. Do you see it? Turn the cutter upside down.Decorated-Polar-Bear-Cutter-to-Make-A-Koala-Bear-Cookie-The-Bearfoot-BakerNow do you see it? Do you see a bunny with floppy ears? This is a perfect example of how you can take one cutter and make many different cookie designs out of one simple shape.

Okay, enough of twisting cutters. It is time to make some cute decorated polar bear cookies.

Supplies for Decorated Polar Bear Cookies:

Cookie Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe, Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, or a Chocolate Roll Out Cookie Recipe

Icing:
Royal Icing Recipe-Half a Batch of Royal Icing Recipe or Full Batch of Royal Icing
Decorating Bags or Bottles
Couplers
#2 PME Decorating Tips, #2.5 PME Decorating Tip or #3 PME Decorating Tips – you can use Wilton or Ateco tips, I prefer PME Decorating Tip

Icing Colors:
White 15 Second Icing
Yellow for the Stars
Red or Pink Food Gel Colors and a Paint Brush for the Ears

Cutter:
Cute Polar Bear Cookie Cutter – I used the 3″
Star Cookie Cutter
Fish Cookie Cutter

Decorating Supplies:
Black Jelly Beans
4 mm Black Pearl Dragees
Paint Brush
Tooth pick Learn How to Make These Decorated Polar Bear Cookies with this Easy to Follow Tutorial | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by outlining and flooding the polar bear cookie with the white icing.
  • Let it dry overnight.
  • Next, paint inside of the ears pink. More photos on that in a second.
  • Pipe a little white icing onto the tummy of the bear cookie and use a paint brush to tap the icing around so it will look like fur.
  • Next, outline and flood the head and feet with the white icing.
  • Let it dry for about 10-20 minutes.
  • Next, outline and flood the arms.
  • Let the cookies dry completely before you add the fur.

Lets take a closer look at how to add the pink to the inside of the ears. Follow this Step by Step Tutorial to Learn How to Make These Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerPainting on a cookie is a lot like painting with watercolors. It’s simple.

Here are a few tips that will help you.

  1. Dry food gel colors work really well. Arty McGoo has taught us this and she is so right. She suggests using Wilton and I totally agree. It seems to work a little better.
  2. Don’t use a lot of water or it can cause the base coat of royal icing to dissolve.
  3. Make sure the base coat of the icing is completely dry before begin painting.

Time to paint:

  • Dip your paint brush into some water.
  • Place it on a paper towel to remove most of the water.
  • Dip the brush into some dried food gel color and paint the inside of the ears.
  • See! Simple.

Simple Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Adding the fur takes a little more time than just flooding and outlining a cookie. It is another step but totally worth it when making cute little decorated polar bear cookies.
  • Pipe a little icing onto the area you want to cover with fur.
  • Use a dry paintbrush to gently tap the icing.
  • Continue until the area is covered

How to Make Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • While the icing is wet, add the Jelly Bean nose.

How to Easy Make Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Wile the icing is wet, add the 4mm black dragees for the eyes.

Decorated Polar Bear Cookies with a Step by Step Tutorial | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Use a toothpick, scribe tool or turkey lacer to remove the fur from the different sections of the bear. This will help give your little decorated polar bear cookies some definition.

Fun Decorated Polar Bear Cookie | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Repeat the process for the feet.
  • Add one Jelly Bean and 4 4mm dragees for the toes.

Cute Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerAll done!

Learn How to Make These Decorated Polar Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerRemember the simple penguin cookies from the other day? I told you I would have to use the fish cookies in another set of cookies. I promise I won’t use them in every set but once you make them, you will want to make them again and again.

I hope you grab some of your cookie cutters and flip them around trace them onto some paper to see how many different designs you can make. I bet you will be surprised how many designs you can get from one cutter.

More Polar Bear Treats:
Celebrate the Snow With Polar Bear Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
Polar Teddy Bear Cookies by Make Me Cake Me
Easy Polar Bear Cookies by Sweet Sugar Belle
Polar Bear Cookies
Simple Polar Bear Cookies
Easy Polar Bear Cookies

Bear hugs,

Lisa