Polar Bear Cookies with a Baby Cutter

It was in the 70’s here this week! What in the world is going on with our weather? I want to go throw snowballs, make snowmen and snow angels. I even have a plan for a polar bear snowman! I am going to give him big feet and funny hair! All I need is snow to put my plan in action! Hehe I guess I will have to settle for these polar bear cookies instead.

Polar Bear Cookies Decorated Christmas Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comOh well, until then, I will make a cookie version of my cold little friend! I have all my fingers and toes crossed hoping it will get cold enough to snow.  Cross your fingers for me!

Supplies for Polar Bear Cookies:

This Cookie Cutter
Red 15 Second Icing
White 15 second Icing
4 mm Black Beads
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Polar Bear Cookie You might recognize this cutter. It is Karen’s Baby Cutter but, I adjusted it a little. I cut off the ears and moved them to the top of the head so it would look more like a bear instead of a baby. If you chill the dough before you cut it, it is super easy and you won’t misshape the dough. It makes a perfect polar bear cookie.

Polar Bear CookiesFirst, outline the bear body and feet with the white icing. Have fun with the outline. I wanted a furry look so I made the edges a little jagged but, I think it would be really cute if he had smooth edges also.

Polar Bear CookiesThen, outline the arms and the top of the feet.
Next, with a food safe marker, draw the top of the heart.

Polar BearWith the white icing, flood the face (not the nose) and feet. While the face is wet, add the 4mm beads for the eyes. If you don’t  have the beads, you can use black icing. Let this dry for about 20 minutes.

Polar Bear CookiesI accidentally flooded the nose on this one! You can flood his face all white and then add the nose on top or leave a spot for the nose and just use black.

Then, flood the arms and let it dry for a few minutes before flooding the rest of the body. Once your polar bear cookie is flooded, let it dry overnight and then add the heart and nose. I forgot to take a picture of that part so please forgive me. I think I was designing a snow lady polar bear for this guy. *Sigh! If it would only snow!

Simple Polar Bear  CookiesSince there isn’t any snow to play in, I will bake more polar bear cookies tomorrow! That will make me feel better!

If you are looking for a furry version of a polar bear, click here!

Happy Creating,

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