Best Penguin Cookies Ever!

by Lisa Douglas

These adorable and easy to decorate Penguin Cookies are sure to be a hit at your next party or get together!

Penguin Cookies
How to Make Penguin Cookies

Best Penguin Cookies Ever!

I am so excited to share this Penguin Cookies recipe with you! I’m in absolute fondant heaven with this holiday cookie recipe! I’m not the best at making my own fondant, I will readily admit, so I’m all about purchasing ready made fondant to use for my recipes. And that’s okay! The easier the better, especially during the holidays, you know?

Adorable Penguin Cookies

Penguin Cookies Recipe

These holiday cookies are really special because you use cookie cutters to get the shapes looking absolutely perfect. Kids love helping to make these penguin cookies! They have the most adorable faces, don’t they? Because this recipe is just so simple to create these perfect holiday cookies, they can totally “be in charge” and help make them with you!

Perfect Penguin Cookies

Easy Penguin Cookies

Baking with my kids is one of my most favorite things to do. It reminds me of being a kid and helping my mom bake delicious treats in the kitchen. Something about the smell of sugar, butter, and flour all over my hands. My mom had a wooden rolling pin, and even though I’d make a huge mess, she never fretted. And the funny thing is, I never do when my kids make their messes either.

Penguin Cookies

How to Decorate Penguin Cookies

Many years ago, I bought matching aprons for Baby Sis and I. I’ve since bought more, handing the small apron down to Baby V so she can bake with us. There’s something about tying those aprons and readying the baking ingredients, you know? Whether it’s Christmas cookies, holiday recipes, or more of the everyday cakes or muffins, baking with my babies is an important tradition I wanted to continue doing with my children.

Penguin Cookies Recipe

Penguin Cookies for the Holidays

One of the fun things about making these penguin cookies is the materials used – the heart-shaped cookie cutter is the cookie cutter we use when making our Valentine’s cookies! And the round cookie cutter makes perfect sized cookies, just as we did here, but it’s also a fantastic biscuit cutter as well! I love using multi-purposed items, don’t you?

Simple Penguin Cookies

Perfect Penguin Cookies

You are absolutely going to love making these cookies whether you make them with your children or not. They’re so fun, easy to decorate and make, and they are easy to double or triple to give to loved ones! Or, should you have a cookie swap, party, get together, holiday celebration or more! Go ahead and have fun! Also, be sure to check out my friend Julie’s post on how to package and ship cookies should you decide you want to mail these awesome cookies to someone special! Very helpful information!

Easy Penguin Cookies

How to Make Penguin Cookies

To make these adorably perfect Penguin Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingredients to Make Penguin Cookies

Before starting the decorating process, ensure that your cookies are completely cool. Sprinkle your working surface with cornstarch as well as your rolling pin.

Cool Cookies for Penguin Cookies

Roll out your black fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the circular cookie cutter that you used for the cookies, cut out 12 black circles.

Cut Out Black Fondant for Penguin Cookies

Press the black fondant onto each cookie. Roll out the white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out 12 heart shapes.

Cut Out Hearts for Penguin Cookies

Then, with your circular cookie cutter, trim the heart-shaped fondant. You’ll want to remove about half an inch off the bottom of the white heart. Trimming it with the circular cookie cutter will ensure that it fits perfectly on the cookie.

Circle Cutouts for Penguin Cookies

Press the white fondant shapes on top of the black fondant.

Add Fondant to Penguin Cookies

Roll out small spheres with your orange fondant, you will need 12 of them. Shape them into triangles and place on the bottom of each fondant-covered cookie. These will act as the penguins beaks. With your black decorating frosting, draw two eyes on each cookie. Enjoy!

Best Penguin Cookies Recipe
Penguin Cookies

Penguin Cookies

These adorable and easy to decorate Penguin Cookies are sure to be a hit at your next party or get together!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Before starting the decorating process, ensure that your cookies are completely cool. Sprinkle your working surface with cornstarch as well as your rolling pin.
  • Roll out your black fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the circular cookie cutter that you used for the cookies, cut out 12 black circles.
  • Press the black fondant onto each cookie.
  • Roll out the white fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out 12 heart shapes with the heart-shaped cookie cutter. Then, with your circular cookie cutter, trim the heart-shaped fondant. You’ll want to remove about half an inch off the bottom of the white heart. Trimming it with the circular cookie cutter will ensure that it fits perfectly on the cookie.
  • Press the white fondant shapes on top of the black fondant.
  • Roll out small spheres with your orange fondant, you will need 12 of them. Shape them into triangles and place on the bottom of each fondant-covered cookie. These will act as the penguins beaks.
  • With your black decorating frosting, draw two eyes on each cookie. Enjoy!
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What do you think of these adorable penguin cookies? Are you ordering the ingredients to make them online yet, or are you lucky enough to have them sold in a store nearby so you can start immediately? While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my awesome holiday recipes, other dessert recipes, or my full recipe index for my entire collection of recipes I’ve shared! Happy holidays to you and yours!

Easy Penguin Cookies Recipe

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