Simple Shark Cookies
Do you want to make cute and Simple Shark Cookies? You are in the right place. These easy decorated shark cookies are perfect for last minute cookie decorating projects. Use my delicious Sugar Cookie Recipe and Royal Icing. You don’t need any special cutters. And they are sure to make your Shark Week celebrations a lot sweeter.
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HOW TO DECORATE EASY SHARK AND LIFE RING BUOY COOKIES
WHAT IS SHARK WEEK?
Shark Week, first aired in 1988. That’s a whole lot of sharks! Today I will show how to make super easy shark cookies using a round or oval-shaped cookie cutter.
SIMPLE SHARK COOKIES
Start with making the mouth with 15-second consistency red royal icing. Pipe a crescent shape and flood it with red icing. Then immediately with 15-second consistency gray icing pipe the triangle shape. Pipe the outlines so they touch the sides of the red mouth. Flood with gray icing and let dry fully.
Then make the teeth. With 20-second consistency, white royal icing outline the mouth. Next, pipe the teeth, triangle shapes on the bottom. And repeat on the top of the mouth. Pipe the eyes with 20-second second black royal icing.
Lastly, make the the gills. Draw the gills line with a black edible marker. Let dry.
LIFE RING BUOY COOKIES
Cut-out donut shape cookies. If you don’t have a donut cutter use a round cutter (round glass is great, too) and then use a small round cutter (round shot glass works, too) to cut out center.
To make shark bites trim one side of the donut-shaped cookie with a scalloped edge cookie cutter. Alternatively, use a round cutter or a glass to make the bite marks. Or use a fork to break off a small piece of an unbaked cookie. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Bake cookies as directed in the recipe.
Ice the cookie with 15- second consistency white icing, smooth the icing with a needle tool. Let the icing crust. Then with 20-second consistency red royal icing pipe red sections. Smooth the icing with a needle tool. Let dry.
FUN SUMMER COOKIES
- Shark Cake Roll
- Christmas in July Cookies
- Ice Cream Wafer Sandwiches
- Amazing Shark Cakes via Sugar Geek Show
- Watermelon Pinata Cookies
TO MAKE DECORATED SHARK AND LIFE RING BUOY COOKIES YOU NEED
- Cut-Out Cookie Recipes : Cut-Out Sugar Cookies, Vegan Cookies, Gluten Free Cookies, Soft Sugar Cookies
- Royal Icing : Fresh Lemon Royal Icing, Vegan Royal Icing, Small Batch Royal Icing
- Round Cookie Cutters (or use a round glass)
- Fluted Edge Round Cutters
- Oval Shape Cutters
- Piping Bags
- Food Colors – black, red
- Needle Tool
- Black Edible Marker
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This post was originally published in 2014. In 2019 I updated this tutorial with step-by-step photos, written text, and a video tutorial.
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I am making these today for my nephew’s 5th birthday – he is obsessed with sharks and I can’t wait to surprise him. Thanks for a great tutorial! I am bummed I forgot to take the shark bites out of some of my cookies, oh well ha!
Hi Lora, I’m sure they will look wonderful.