Animal Cookies

Makes 16
Prep 10 m
Bake 8 - 10 m


Royal Icing


  1. 1 of 3 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2 of 3 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. 3 of 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:

  1. 1 of 1 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:

  1. 1 of 1 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.
Nutrition Information for Animal Cookies
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Per Serving: