How to Make Fun Furry Bear Cookies

How to Make Fun Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Way back in December I made some Adorable Little Christmas Tree Cookies and I mentioned a cookie project I was going to share with you. Well, the time is finally here, but I bet you already know what it is if you saw my post on Monday. It’s the bear cookies in the Animal Cookie Cutter Set for Charity. Autumn Carpenter organized a group of talented cookie decorators and asked them to design an animal cookie cutter to donate to Tender Hands, Inc.

Have you seen all of the amazing cookie cutters in The Animal Cookie Cutter Set for Charity? If not, you need to take a look at it because the cutters were designed by a lot of your favorite cookie artists and they’re fun, creative and unique. I know when you get your hands on this set you’ll make some really cute and fun animal cookies. I’ll have a list where you can purchase them at the end of this tutorial. Until then, let’s look at some bear cookies.

Bear Cookie Cutter by The Bearfoot Baker

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You can find out more about Tender Hands Inc. and how they help women in India. Their story is one I want to tell the world because they not only teach women how to bake and run a business, they teach women skills and grow their confidence so they can earn money for themselves and their families. If you want to hear Bernie David tell you about the charity, you can listen to Baking a Difference with Bernie David on Episode #5 The Power of a Cookie. It’s a great charity for women and I hope you can help it out.

Supplies for Bear Cookies:
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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipes

Cookie Cutters:
Animal Cookie Cutters for Charity

Royal Icing Colors:
Chocolate Brown Soft Paste Food Gel Color
Ivory

Tools:
Roxy & Rich Hybrid Luster Dust in Amethyst Pink
Paintbrush for the brown fur and one dry brush for the pearl dust
4mm Black Pearl Dragees
Tipless Decorating Bags

How to Make Cute Fun Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Begin by making a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough.
  • Cut out the bear shapes and bake according to the recipe directions.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before you begin decorating.

How to Make Fun Furry Bear Cookie - Tutorial | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Once the cookies have cooled, outline the bear cookies with the brown royal icing.

Make Fun Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Flood the bear cookies with the brown royal icing.

Make Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Add the 4mm eyes and let the bears dry completely.

Make Fun Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Randomly pipe some brown royal icing on top of the bear. Don’t cover it completely because this is how we are going to make the fur.

Fun Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Use a paintbrush to make the icing look like fur. Okay. Here’s the deal on the sponge. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I used a sponge and didn’t check to see if it’s food safe. I suggest you use something that is food safe like a paintbrush. That is what I normally do, but on this day, I wasn’t thinking. When I make the bears in the future the brush will be food safe and all will be well with the world again. 😉

How to Make Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • I wish this sponge on a stick was food safe because look at the swirly fur it’s making. Sigh. Maybe someday cookiers will have a sponge on a stick that is food safe.

How to Make Furry Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • After you make the bear as furry as you want it, add two 4mm black pearl dragees for the eyes.
  • Let the icing on the bear dry for about on hour before you add the muzzle.

How to Make Fun Bear Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Pipe two tan royal icing dots to the ears.
  • Pipe one dot to use as the muzzle and add a 4mm black pearl dragee or you can use a little black icing.

All done! I have more plans for this guy so come back soon and see what kind of cookies we can make with this bear cutter. Also, when you get your set of Animal Cookie Cutters for Charity (I know you want to help charity and decorate cute animal cookies) tag me to show me what you’re creating! We all want to see your cookies!

How to Make Fun Furry Bear Cookies

 

Bear Cookie Cutter by The Bearfoot Baker

I don’t have a picture of this but you can add Roxy & Rich Hybrid Luster Dust to the cheeks. You can add it with a dry brush and the color was Amethyst Pink.

I bet you’re asking yourself where you can find the Animal Cookie Cutter Set for Charity.

We have a list of the artists and where you can purchase them!
Arty McGooAutumn CarpenterThe Bearfoot BakerBlyss CookiesButterWinksChapix CookiesCookie CowgirlCookieCrazieFlour Box BakeryJill FCS – Funky Cookie Studio, The Hungry HippopotamusLilaLoaMy little bakerySweet SugarbelleThe Cake CottageTunde’s Creations, and You Can Call Me Sweetie.

Where can you find the Animal Cookie Cutters for Charity? Check out these stores:
Bees Baked Art
Cake Connection
Cookie Countess 
Country Kitchen SweetArt
Flour Box Bakery
Steel Penny Cakes
Sweet Elite

Bear hugs,

Lisa