How to Make Simple Crab Cookies

Have you seen Sugarbelle’s Animal Shape Shifters Set yet? If not, you need to go check it out because it has some really great cookie cutters. It also comes with templates and cards that tell you how to decorate them. I followed the directions so I could make the crab cookies look just like hers and man oh man was it easy! Add a few starfish cookies and you’ve got yourself a fun easy set of cookies that you and you’re family will love.

How t Make Simple Crab Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Animal Shape Shifters Cookie Cutter Set | The Bearfoot Baker

Look at all those amazing shapes! I can’t wait to shift them into something else. I’ve seen so many great tutorials and ideas on Facebook and Instagram. You all are so creative and I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for the inspiration!

Supply List for Crab Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipes
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Crab Cookie Cutter- Sugarbelle’s Animal Shape Shifters Cookie Cutter from this set Flour Box Bakery or Craft Direct.
Starfish Cookie Cutter – Here is one at Ann Clark, but it’s not identical to the one used in this tutorial. The one I used in this tutorial came from Karen’s Cookies but they’re closed now. If anyone knows where to buy one like it please let me know and I’ll add it to the link. Thanks!

Royal Icing
Goldish Brown – AmeriColor Lemon Yellow, Gold and a small amount of Chocolate Brown

Food Safe Marker-I like Sugarbelle’s
Tipless Decorating Bags
Candy Eyes- Large Template, Small Template, and the Mini Small ones on the crab came from Wilton. 

I made my own and I had fun doing it. I just grabbed some sprinkles that looked like I thought would be the color of a crab and mixed them together because once you get the starfish flooded you’ll be ready to add the sprinkles. It’s a cute and easy way to decorate these guys. 

How to Make Fun Simple Crab Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Use a food-safe marker to trace the pattern on the cookie.
  • Outline the claws with the red royal icing.
  • Outline the shell with white royal icing. 
  • Flood the claws with the red royal icing.
  • Flood the shell with the white royal icing.
  • While the white icing is wet, add the goldish brown and let the cookies dry completely. 
  • Next, pipe the head on the crab and let it dry.
  • Add the small candy eyes.

How to Make Cute Simple Crab Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

  • Outline the starfish with the goldish brown royal icing and let the outline dry for a few minutes. Once it has dried for a few minutes flood it and add the royal icing candy eyes. 
  • Immediately sprinkle them with the sprinkles. You can purchase custom sprinkles or you can make your own. I personally enjoyed making these but I also have some I’ve bought. It’s up to you so do what makes you happy. 
  • Let the starfish dry and enjoy!

How to Make Crab Cookies Video:

This video has the crab and the starfish tutorials so I hope you enjoy them both!

How t Make Simple Crab Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

Sugarbelle’s Animal Shape Shifters Set is wonderful! You can shift the shape of the cutters into different cookie designs. It’ll make your head spin so be careful and have a notebook and a pencil ready so you won’t forget the creative things you come up with. 

Bear hugs,