How to Make Cute Simple Llama Cookies
Have you ever seen a baby llama? They’re just about the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I love the little furry face, the heart-shaped nose, those big eyelashes and the bottom teeth! They don’t have a full set of top teeth so it makes the bottom teeth look that much cuter. So if you’d like to make llama cookies, grab a cute llama cookie cutter and let’s get started.
Supplies for Cute Simple Llama Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Cute Llama Cookie Cutter by Ann Clark
15-Second Icing Colors in Tipless Decorating Bags:
Food Tongs (tweezers)
Black icing or beads for the eyes
White Nonpareil Sprinkles
- Begin by baking some llama shaped cookies and let them cool off before you begin to decorate them. It’s never a good idea to add royal icing to a warm cookie.
- While the llama cookies cool off it’s a good time to make your royal icing and mix the colors. The good thing about making these cookies is you only have to make three colors of royal icing, white, black and gray.
- Start decorating the llama by piping the ears with gray royal icing.
- Pipe a gray royal icing circle for the nose.
- Add a drop of white royal icing to the chest and add the heart candy.
- Pipe a black royal icing line on each foot.
- Let the royal icing dry completely.
- Next, we are going to cover the body with white royal icing and white nonpareils. I chose to do this step a little differently because my royal icing was acting crazy. It was drying as soon as I piped it so I decided to break things down into sections.
- When adding nonpareils to llama cookies, I like to place the cookie into a coffee filter so I can easily catch the extras and add them back into the container. It’s a simple step I learned from Bridget Bake at 350° and it makes using the excess sprinkles really easy.
- As you can see, adding the nonpareils in small sections work well, but you can see a little line where the icings meet. In the video below you can see how to use your finger to help push them together to become less visible. Or you can adjust your icing consistency to go it all in one section. Either way, your llama cookies will look cute.
- Once you finish the llama’s white sprinkles, add two black the eyes. You can add larger 4mm eyes or little tiny nonpareils.
- Make two dots of black icing on the nose and use the turkey lacer to pull the ends together to make a heart.
- Your llama cookies are done! Aren’t they cute!
How to Make Cute Simple Llama Cookies Video:
As you watch the video notice how I use my finger to help make the line in the nonpareils disappear? It’s not hard, but it does look better if you make the llama cookies look like they have a smooth coat. Don’t stress. Your icing might behave and you won’t have to smash a llama!
I hope you get a chance to pick up an Ann Clark Llama Cookie Cutter and make some cute little cookies. If you want to add a little fun to your platter, you can cut the head off of the larger llama and add it to the platter. Decorate it the same. I wish I would have added a few bows to some of their hair to make them look like girls. Seriously, llamas are cute. Really cute!
I hope you get a chance to make some.
these are way too cute Lisa!