I’d Snap at the Chance to be Your Valentine!
My daughter found this card on Pinterest. She thought it was funny. Then, she asked me to make some alligator cookies for her. I thought about it for about 2 seconds and told her I loved the idea! This is what we came up with:
Can you guess which cookie cutters I used to make him? I’ll give you a hint, it is not circles!
Black Outline Icing
Dark Green Outline Icing
Dark Green Flood Icing
Light Green Flood Icing
White Flood Icing
Blue Flood Icing
Did you figure out what cutters I used?
He was made with 2 hearts and a knife. That sounds like the name of a rock band. I am not cool enough to have a band but I do have a cool heart cutter my mom got me though. It is the big copper one in the picture above and it is one of my favorites. You don’t have to have that cutter to make these cookies. You can use any 2 hearts you want as long as one is a little bigger than the other one.
First, push the big one into the dough.
Next, cut the small heart on the larger heart by using the picture above for placement. When I did this step, I made sure there was room for a cheek on the left and a nose on the right.
Next, cut the larger heart in half but don’t cut the smaller heart. This will instantly give him a handsome gator face. I also wanted him to have a square nose so I cut off the tip of the larger heart.
Remove the excess dough and bake that bad boy!
The first thing you need to do before you decorate is, outline your gator with a food safe marker. It is easy! I promise! Just follow the instructions above one step at a time. If you break it down it is very east to do!
Next, with the dark green outline icing, outline your alligator. While the icing is wet, use the light green flood icing to flood the bottom of the mouth and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, with the dark green flood icing, flood the rest of the gator except for the eyes. Now this this dry for a few hours.
Now don’t kill me but, I only took one picture of the eyes! Sorry I got excited!
I did the eyes 2 different ways. You decide which one you like best.
First, with the white flood icing, flood the top part of the eye like in the picture above or in the picture below and let it dry for a few more hours.
Then, with the blue flood icing, add the dot of blue to the eyes. While the blue is wet, add the black part of the eye.
Now for the final touches. With the black outline icing, outline the gator and make a wonky “c” on his nose and fill part of it in.
Next, add a white dot to the eyes.
You are all done!
If you are in a really big hurry you can make these instead:
These little guys would be great for a party.
First, with your green outline icing, outline the gator.
Then, with your green flood icing, flood the gator.
Let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Next, with the black outline icing, make an eye. Using a toothpick, put a small dot of white on the in the black dot.
Now, outline the body with the black outline icing.
Last but not least, give the guy some teeth! All I did was add a few white dots and he looks ready to snap!
Come back tomorrow for a free cookie bag topper to put these guys in!
What a super fun valentine idea!!! I’d snap at a chance to make these!
Lisa, you have such great tutorials!!! This little guy is so adorable and I love the way you break it down! Thanks so much!!!
You are a genius, I absolutely love how you created the head, so so clever,I would have never thought of it!
I’m making some unusual valentine’s day cookies next week.
These are really fantastic!
You are good at combining cutters, Lisa! Love this guy! Please say Hi! to Madison…
I love these… soooooo cute!
Absolutely LOVE these alligators and the eyes are amazing! Super creative Lisa! Fantastic job!
You’re so smart! Adorable!
WOW – he is sooo cute. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step…you make it look so easy (when I know it isn’t)!
cute, cute, cute, Lisa. Great idea! 🙂
Great Gator! This will come in handy for my daughter-in-law’s school mascot!
I am just loving this original idea – my daughter LOVES gators..how neat!
Ya’ fooled me. I thought for sure it was a heart and a carrot cutter with the carrot top cut off. Very cute. What a great face you gave him.
Best idea EVER!!!!! Cute cute cute!!!
yes oh yes…I am doing this! (the little one, HA!)
I live in Fl, I better learn how to make these. I cannot believe I am saying this about a gator but yours looks adorable!!!
LOL!! Your secret is safe with me!
What edible pens do you use?
I really like looking at the cookies I bake but not that good. Do you bake them and sell them please let me no I am very interested if you will sell them
I don’t sell cookies. I enjoy teaching others how to make them. 😉
I always knew your were a genius! But how in the world you came up with that alligator head blew me away! That was totally awsome!!!