Decorated Koala Cookies
When I was a little girl I wanted to grow a tree in my room so I could get a pet koala bear to live in it. The way I saw things when I was six years old, I could get two pets in one if I got a koala bear because almost every picture of a cute koala bear I saw had a cute little baby koala on it’s back. My plan was perfect. I wouldn’t just get one pet, I would get two! I don’t understand why my parents never got me a koala bear or even a cute little baby koala bear. I would have taken care of it and fed it the leaves that grew on the tree in my room. It wasn’t hyper like a puppy that would have chewed up all of our shoes. It would have just hung out in the tree and played with me all day.
Now that I am older, I know why I didn’t get a cute koala pet. It doesn’t stop me from wanting one but I do understand. Since I am an adult, I will just make myself some cute koala cookies to help get me over the hole in my hart from the void of never holding, petting or cuddling a koala.
I think I need a zoo pass! Maybe they will let me pet a koala and to show my thanks, I will give them a plate full of koala cookies. I think that is a good trade don’t you!
Supplies for Decorated Koala Cookies:
AmeriColor Icing Colors:
Gray-White Icing with a drop of Super Black AmeriColor Soft Gel Food Paste Color
Black- Super Black
Red-Super Red for the hearts
Brown-Chocolate Brown for the sticks
Green-Mixture of Avocado, Electric Green, Leaf Green
All icing was placed in piping bags fitted with couplers and #2 decorating tips.
4mm Black Edible Pearls
Silpat or Parchment Paper
Turkey lacer or Toothpick to pop icing air bubbles and help spread the icing onto the cookies.
Begin by making a batch of cookie dough and cutting the koala bear cookie shapes. Place the shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat and bake them. Let them cool before you begin to decorate.
- Begin by outlining the koala cookies with the gray icing.
- Flood the body area with the gray icing.
- While the icing is wet, pipe a white area for the tummy.
- Flood the ears with the gray icing.
- While the icing is wet, pipe the inside of the ears with the white icing.
- Let the cookie dry for about 20 minutes.
- Pipe the arms and add a candy heart to the wet icing hands.
- Let it dry for an additional 20 minutes.
- Flood the feet with the gray icing. While the icing is wet, pipe the circles for the paws.
- Flood the head of the koala cookie and add two 4 mm black edible eyes. If you don’t have 4 mm beads you can use black icing.
- Let the cookie dry for about 20-30 minutes.
- Pipe the nose with the black icing.
- Let the cookies dry overnight.
- To make the koala cookie with the koala cutter, repeat the instructions above.
- The only thing that changed was the feet. You can make them any way you want to make then. I kinda liked having them both ways.
- Pretend I added the nose here. I forgot to take a picture but it is exactly like the one on the other koala cookies.
I didn’t do a tutorial for the leaves, hearts or sticks but they were all outlined and flooded. I wanted to keep it simple and I like the way it turned out. I can’t wait to get a zoo pass and see if they will let me trade cookies for koala hugs! I hope it works!