How to Make Simple Sheep Cookies with Video
I love animals. As a kid, I constantly looked for some kind of animal to see even if we were in the car. I would look out the window hoping to see some sort of wildlife. There were always cows, horses, dogs and cats no matter what direction we drove, but sometimes I would get excited because I would see sheep. Cute little fluffy sheep. I never got to pet one or feed it grain from my hand like I wanted and that was okay. The simple fact that I saw them made me happy. It still makes me happy! If seeing a sheep can make me happy I wondered how making sheep cookies would make me feel.
Somehow making the sheep cookies makes me as happy as seeing the live version. Don’t they make you happy?
Supplies for Simple Sheep Cookies:
4″ Flower Cookie Cutter
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter-You need one that will fit the size of the flower cookie cutter you use. Mine is 2″ from the tip of one hand to the other. You will see how to use it in just a second.
Royal Icing Colors:
- Begin by making a batch of cookie dough. Cut out the flower cookies and the gingerbread cookies. Before you bake them, trim the gingerbread cookies below the arms. Use your finger to round off the dough before you bake them.
- Bake according to the recipe directions and let them cool before you begin to decorate.
Who knew a gingerbread man cookie cutter would make a great sheep head!
- Next, make a batch of royal icing and tint some black and white. To get the icing really white you can add a few drops of AmeriColor White Food Gel Color. It really makes the icing look super white.
- Place the icing in decorating bags or bottles with couplers and decorating tips. A number 2 tip will work well but feel free to use any size you like.
- Outline and flood 2 of the flower petals black. You can decide if the legs touch or if they are separate like in the picture above. I decided to make most of them touch so I didn’t have to worry about sprinkling that little space between them with the white nonpareils.
- Outline and flood the sheep’s head with the black icing.
- Add 2 candy eyes while the icing is wet.
- Let them dry completely. Depending on where you live will determine how long it will take for the icing to dry. If you live in a dry area, it may only take an hour or so. If you live in a humid area, it could take up to 8 hours or more. It’s important for the black to dry before you add the white icing so it will reduce the chances of the colors bleeding together.
- Next, outline the rest of the flower cookie with the white icing.
- Add some icing onto the cookie where you want to place the sheep’s head.
- Add the sheep’s head and gently press it into place.
- Flood the sheep’s body with the white icing.
- While the icing is wet add the candy heart.
- Sprinkle the white icing with the white nonpareils while the icing is wet. You will need to work quickly so the nonpareils will stick to the icing. Once it is dry, they won’t stick.
- Lift the sheep cookies and gently shake off the excess nonpareils. Watch out because those little suckers can really bounce!
- Let the cookies dry completely before you package them.
But wait! We aren’t finished yet! You need to see the sheep cookies video before you go. It won’t take long I promise!
See! That didn’t take long did it!
If you want to inspire someone you can make them a platter of sheep cookies with one black sheep and include a note that says, “Dare to be different!” Don’t follow the crowd. Choose your own path and go your own way because I know you have the courage to make the world a better place!
The next time you see a field full of sheep, look for the one that stands out. Then, make some cookies to inspire someone!