Decorated Koala Cookies

How to Make Simple Little Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

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.
Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerI 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:

Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Cute Polar Bear Cookie Cutter
Koala Bear Cookie Cutter
Heart-I used the 2″ x 1 7/8″
Stick
Leaf

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AmeriColor Icing Colors:
Gray-White Icing with a drop of Super Black AmeriColor Soft Gel Food Paste Color
White
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.

Sprinkles:
4mm Black Edible Pearls
Candy Hearts

Tools:
Baking Sheet
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. How to Make Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • 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.

Cute Little Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • 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.

Simple Little Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • 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.

Cute Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Pretend I added the nose here. I forgot to take a picture but it is exactly like the one on the other koala cookies.

Simple Decorated Koala Cookies | The Bearfoot BakerI 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!

More Bear Cookies and Treats:
Polar Bear Cookies
Simple Polar Bear Cookies
Polar Bear Cookies with a Baby Cutter
Bear Cupcakes

Bear hugs,

Lisa