Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies

Written by alice stewart | 13/05/2017
Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies
Sheep-shaped cookies are a fun alternative to round cookies. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Sheep cookies are a fun and tasty project to make with kids for a holiday celebration. You can either bake your own sheep cookies or purchase store-made base cookies which are ready for decoration. There are a number of options available for decorating your sheep cookies, including delicious chocolate chips, homemade icing and even marshmallows.


Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies
Large marshmallows can be cut into smaller pieces to create a sheep's coat for the cookie. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Marshmallow's fluffy texture makes it the perfect decoration for the 'wool' on your sheep cookies. You will need some mini marshmallows (the smaller the better), and some plain or butter icing. Place your sheep cookie onto a tray and have the icing in a nearby bowl. Dip each mini marshmallow into the icing and place it on top of the cookie. Repeat this process until the area is filled with mini-marshmallows.


Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies
Coloured frosting adds a fun and individual look to sheep cookies. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Icing provides a simple way to decorate your sheep cookies. To make a quick icing mix 1 cup of icing sugar with 2 tbsp of milk, and combine the ingredients until they form the icing. You may need to add more milk to get the correct consistency. Spoon the mixture into an icing piper, and squeeze it over the sheep cookies. You can also add food dye to the mixture to add writing or special features to the cookie.

Chocolate Chips

Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies
Chocolate chips not only look good, they taste great too. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Chocolate chips are a great way to add sheep eyes onto your cookies. Simply put a dab of icing onto the area where you would like the sheep's eye to be, and then press the chocolate chip onto that area. White chocolate chips can be used to create sheep's wool by using the same technique and repeating until the whole area is covered.


Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies
A thin layer of icing will make the sprinkles stick to the cookie. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

You can use your favourite candy to decorate your cookie. Chocolate buttons make great sheep eyes, while sprinkles will make a colourful wool coat.

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