Decorating Ideas for Sheep Cookies

Updated April 17, 2017

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.


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.


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

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.


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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