How to Decorate a Santa Penguin Cookie

Cute Penguin Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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Cookie Yield

This is a large cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).

This cookie has 8 icing colors, but you won't need a piping and flooding consistency for all of them. You'll need piping and flooding for the Christmas Red, White, Diamond Black. You'll need just pipe for gray (dot of black), Orange (thinned a big to do the feet), Leaf Green, Sky Blue, Orange, and Lemon Yellow (thinned a big to do the beak). I don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.