Animal Cookies

Animal Cookies
Servings: 16 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 8 mins to 10 mins


  • 1/2 package refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
Royal Icing
  • 2 tablespoons powdered egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 2 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar (about 4 cups if sifted)
  • Food paste colors

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Roll dough out with floured rolling pin on well-floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 3-3/4-inch sheep or other animal cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

3. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden around edges. Cool cookies on baking sheet on rack 5 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Royal Icing:

4. Use packaged meringue powder to prepare 1 recipe Royal Icing, following directions on package label. Or mix powdered egg whites with water. Beat in powdered sugar; beat about 6 minutes or until good spreading consistency.

To glaze cookies:

5. Reserve 1/2 cup icing. Thin remaining icing with water, adding drop at a time, until consistency of sour cream. Tint if desired. Using small fine-tipped paint-brush, start at one edge of cookie and brush thinned icing across to opposite edge. Add a little more water if icing does not flow smoothly. Let set several hours or overnight. Tint reserved unthinned icing. Frost and decorate cookies as desired.