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little lamb cookies. that stand. by themselves.

In like a lion, out like a lamb. Spring. Easter. I figure this mini sheep would be useful this time of year. I’ve been wanting to play around with 3-D cookies, too, so here’s my first attempt.

how to make standing little lamb cookies

you will need:
chocolate dough
sheep cookie cutter
white food coloring (I use Americolor soft gel paste)
sharp knife

1 disposable decorating bag
1 coupler
1 size “4” decorating tip
1 rubber band

step one: bake your cookies
Roll out your chilled cookie dough according to the recipe. For each sheep cut out one sheep and two stands. Your sizing will depend on your cutter (my sheep was about 3 inches), but use the diagram as a guide. I rolled the dough about 1/4 inch thick. I cut off the sheep’s legs–oh how awful that sounds–and made tab openings at the bottom about 1/2 inch tall and 1/2 inch wide. Then for the stands, I cut rectangles (1 1/2 inches wide by 1 inch tall) and made the tab openings slightly larger than 1/2 inch wide and 1/2 inch tall. Bake your cookies and let cool completely.

step two: decorate your sheep
Prepare frosting and tint about a cup with white coloring. Fill a frosting bag fitted with a size “4” tip. Outline sheep body as shown. Be careful not to put frosting where the stand tabs will go! Your sheep will look sort of odd at this point, and that’s OK. Let outline set about 15 minutes, and pipe to fill. To pipe, I just made little swirly designs, but my frosting wasn’t too thick, so it all sort of blended together.
step three: assemble your sheep
Slide the sheep onto the two stands where the tab openings meet. That’s it!

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  1. Brisbane Baker
    Posted March 23, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    How adorable! And very creative!!

  2. Marti
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Mondo CUTE!

  3. cookies and cups
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    very cute! I have a set of these that I bought from William Sonoma a bunch of years ago. It is actaully an Easter set and they are so much fun!

  4. AmberLee
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    oh they're so sweet. i'm totally going to make a whole pasture full!

  5. Chic Cookies
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    aw, thank you! I'd love to see a whole flock… Wait, WS has the cutters? Arrgh! Totally should've checked there first before doing all the math :)

  6. Amanda
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow you are creative!!! Love these!!


  7. Allison
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Ohmigosh those are so cute! How creative and adorable! I never would have thought of something like that!

  8. Natalie...
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    aww these are too cute!! perfect for easter 😀

  9. Jenny
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    these are so cute and creative. i've seen hello kitty cookies like this too.

  10. Domestic Sugar
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    HAHAH, that is sweet. I love sheep!

  11. Posted June 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Adorable! I have to admit that I first thought that these were “back views” of a sheep. As in a sheep’s behind :-)
    But that’s probably just me.

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