How to Make These Simple Polar Bear Cookies-Video
I love bears. It doesn’t matter if it is a polar bear, black bear, koala bear or a panda bear because they all make me jump up and down with joy. I have seen black bears face to face in my own back yard and I have been amazed at how an extremely large animal can move around without making a single sound. That kind of encounter also made me ‘jump’ but at that moment it wasn’t for joy!
Another way a bear can give you a little joy is to make these simple polar bear cookies to add to your Christmas platters. If you make a few royal icing transfers ahead of time you can make this cookie in a matter of minutes.
Can you tell what cutter these simple polar bear cookies are made with? I will give you a hint. It is made with a Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter. Who knew Hello Kitty and one color of icing would make such a cute little bear to add to your Christmas platter. Let’s get started.
Supplies for Simple Polar Bear Cookies:
Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter
White 15 Second Icing
Black Royal Icing Eyes or Edible Black Candy Beads
Royal Icing Medium Nose-Large Nose, Medium Nose, Small Nose (I used the large nose pattern)
Royal Icing Ribbon Rose
Airbrush Gun with Pink Airbrush Color or Pink Petal Dust
Begin begin by outlining the ears with a zig zag line that looks like crazy fur.
Then, outline the head with the same zig zag line.
Next, flood the ears and let them dry for about 10 minutes. Long enough for the top of the icing to crust over.
Then, flood the head with the white icing and add the eyes.Let it dry for 10 minutes.
Once the icing on the face has had a chance to crust over, flood the muzzle and add the nose immediately. You can find the pattern for the nose here. If you wan ta smaller nose, I have included the small and medium patterns under the supply list. Also, black icing tends to fade a little over time so you can see here how I keep mine nice and shiny.
Now it is time to make our simple little polar bear cookies pretty. I added ribbon roses to all of these bears but you can make some of then boy bears by leaving off the rose.
You can add the ribbon roses two different ways. You can place the rose on when the icing is wet or you can wait until the icing on the cookie is dry and add a drop of icing to the back of the ribbon rose and place it on the bear.Next, use your airbrush gun to add a little pink color to the cheeks and ears. If you don’t have an airbrush gun, don’t worry. Just use a little pink petal dust and apply it with a dry paintbrush or cotton swab.
If you want to see these simple polar bear cookies decorated in action you can. Just watch this quick little video.I am going to be 100% honest with you. I made these cookies yesterday in about 20 minutes. They are among my favorite “fast cookies” to make when I am in a rush. The reason I made these is because I had another post planned but it didn’t turn out due to the awful rain and gray clouds that parked themselves over my house. That is why these pictures look a little ‘blue’ and dull. I plan on retaking(update-I actually did redo) the main photo wne the sun came back to visit me. Sometimes summer weather isn’t very nice! LOL
This is why I like simple cookie designs. Sometimes we can’t control things like the weather and schedules, or we need cookies fast or we just don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen decorating cookies and making 100 different colors of icing. It is good to plan ahead and have a few simple designs in your pocket that will make you jump up and down with joy.