Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial

It may still be cold outside but this cozy little polar bear cookie sure will warm your heart! 

To get started, you will need:

  • Baked and cooled polar bear sugar cookie shapes. 
  • Medium thick royal icing in white and dark blue
  • Thick royal icing in black

Step 1.   Outline and flood the polar bear with the medium thick white icing. Cover the whole cookie.

 

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 1

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 1

 

Step 2: Immediately sprinkle wet icing with tiny white non-pareils. Note: if you don’t get the edges of the icing covered with the  non-pareils, try gently dipping the edge of the cookie into the bowl of non-pareils.  Use a spoon to help attached them to the wet icing. Let cookie dry 2 hours. 

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 2

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 2

 

 

Step 3: Add the ‘ear and eyes and nose” with black icing to the cookie.  Add the rear leg in black icing.  Let dry 2 hours. 

 

 

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 4

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 4

 

Step 4: Add “fuzzy scarf” by piping blue medium thick icing on the bears neck.  Immediately sprinkle with white sanding sugar.  Shake off excess sugar.  Let cookie dry 2 hours or overnight. You’re done!

 

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 4

Cozy Polar Bear Cookie Decorating Tutorial - Step 4

Tips: Package cookie in clear cellophane bags tied with raffia.  This is a nice cookie to include with a coffee mug and a pack of hot coca mix.  Yumm! 

Happy Baking!

Cathy