Monday, March 7, 2011

Baa, baa black SHEEP have you any COOKIES?

Posted by Lori:
Every year I try to make animal cookies for our county livestock show 4-H concession stand.  The 4-H and FFA members enjoy eating them, and many adults do, too.  This year I couldn't find some of my cookie cutters.  I couldn't find my sheep or goat.  I may have thrown the goat away, actually!  It had tiny legs that always broke when I used it. 

I looked online and couldn't find a sheep cookie idea that I liked.  I tried duplicating this sheep cupcake I posted last year, but it didn't look very good.  Finally a sheep cake I found gave me the inspiration for the sheep. They turned out really cute!

Roll out homemade or bought sugar cookie dough.  Cut with round cutter (I use a biscuit cutter).  Outline with thick white icing, if desired.  You could skip this step.  I use an icing made of powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add more powdered sugar to thicken and more milk to thin.  Don't skimp on the vanilla :).  If you want a true white icing, use clear vanilla.  I just don't think it tastes as good, so usually use the regular real stuff!

Form small balls of dough to make the sheep heads.  Flatten slightly and bake until done. Ice these with black icing.
Fill in cookie with white icing (don't thin it). Immediately go to next step so that white icing is still wet.
Place black iced cookie on top in the center.  Immediately go to next step while white icing is still wet.
Smash small marshmallows and place all around the black cookie using the wet white icing as glue.
This is a side track from the sheep, but wouldn't these be cute sunflowers???  Make the centers brown and use the colored marshmallows???  Or suns or other flowers???
Cut a large marshmallow in half (actually, I did a little shorter than half, then cut the other end shorter) hortizontally.  Cut the circle in half to form two half circles for the ears.  Use another half circle piece for the wooly top of the head.  To do this, I took a half circle and cut with scissors several places, but not all of the way through.  Use icing for glue to attach.  For some wooly tops of the heads, I tore mini marshmallows in half and "glued" them in a mound.
Pipe on black ear outlines, white eyes with black pupils, and pink nose/mouths.

You're done!  BAA!  BAA!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
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Erika said...

These were sooo cute, Lori!!!
We appreciate all you do for us at the shows!! Thanks so much!!

Lori said...

Thank you, Erika!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Lori,
Your cupcakes look delicious, they are just adorable. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

Lori said...

I've made a note to remember to do that Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa said...

Those cookies are just cute as a button. You are so talented. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.

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