Cookie Decorating: Woolly Sheep

Dani's Royal Icing - makes 5 cups


  • ½ cup meringue powder
  • 2 lbs confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup cold water


  • favorite chocolate cookie recipe, cut into sheep shapes, baked & cooled


  • food coloring
  • dragĂ©e candy for eyes
  • mini marshmallows for wool

Special Equipment

  • hand mixer
  • squeeze bottles
  • tweezers
  • toothpicks


Prepare Royal Icing

  1. Using a hand mixer, beat together meringue powder and water
  2. Slowly beat in sugar, until combined
  3. Set aside some of the white icing; tint remaining icing with brown food coloring

Decorate Cookies

  1. Bake and completely cool your favorite chocolate cookies
  2. Once cookies have cooled, outline the head, feet and tail in brown royal icing. Then fill in the areas by smoothing the icing with a toothpick
  3. Place a dragée candy eyeball, then let the icing dry for a couple of hours
  4. After icing has hardened, follow the outline of the cookie with white royal icing, then fill in with icing in a zigzag fashion. Use a toothpick to smooth out the icing and give the cookie a shake to further smooth out the icing
  5. Place mini marshmallows around the perimeter of the white icing and then fill in with more marshmallows for the wool
  6. Let dry overnight, then store in an air-tight container or wrap in plastic and tie with a ribbon for a great edible gift!