Cow Cookies Tutorial: How to make Cow Sugar Cookies

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This super easy cow cookie tutorial is such a blast to make. Perfect for a farm themed party or just because. Best of all you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to make!

Super Easy Cow cookie tutorial

Cow Cookies Tutorial: How to make Cow Sugar Cookies

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These are definitley one of the cutest cow cookie recipes around. They are so cute and easy to make you’ll fall in love with this cute little bovine friend. These are perfect for a cow themed party or a farm themed activity. There are so many ways to incorporate these little friends. Best of all they are crazy easy to make. Just follow the easy instructions and tutorial below to make these beautiful cookies! 

How to make a cow cookies

They will be an amooozing treat for anyone who tries them. Just add a nice glass of milk and you have an amazing treat! 

How to make a cow cookies

So read on to learn how easy they are to make! 

This recipe makes 25-30 cookies

How to make the Cookie dough

First we start with the sugar cookie base.

What you’ll need for the cookie dough

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 1/2 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla 
1 tsp almond extract
1 large egg 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter 
3 1/2 C flour

Cookie cutter: 3 inch circle

How to make Cow cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and egg and mix until combined

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Mix until combined

Gradually mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined

Lightly flour a cutting board and begin to knead the dough until the dough is smooth

Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick

Using the cookie cutter, cut out the shapes and place onto the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart

Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until slightly golden brown

Pull out of the oven and cool completely

How to make the Royal Icing for the Cookies

3 egg whites

2 C powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp vanilla

three piping bags fitted with the number 2 tip

Black and Pink gel food coloring

2 bowls to mix the colors in

1 Squeeze bottles for the thinned icing

1 black edible marker


Using the standing mixer, combine the powdered sugar, egg whites, cream of tarter and vanilla and mix on medium speed

If the royal icing is still a yellow soup, add in 1/2 C powder sugar

Continue to mix until you get stiff peaks

Scoop 1/2 C of icing into a bowl and add few drops of black food coloring and mix until combined

Scoop 1/4 C of icing into the second bowl and mix in a few drops of the pink food coloring

Scoop 1/4 C of each icing into the piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip

Add a tbsp of water into the remaining white icing and mix until combined

Lift spoon from icing and if the icing doesn’t flow like lava mix in 1 more tbsp of water

Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottle

Using the white piping bag, pipe an outline around the edge of the cookies

How to make a cow cookies


Fill in the outline with the thinned icing

Allow cookies to dry completely overnight

Using the pink piping bag, pipe the cows nose

Fill in the nose with the pink icing

Using the black icing, pipe two dots

How to make a cow cookies

Using the black icing, pipe the cows spots and fill in with the black icing

How to make a cow cookies

Using the white icing, pipe the ears

How to make a cow cookies


Allow to dry completely for 4 hours  Use the cookie marker to draw in a mouth if you like after the 4 hours.

And Voila! 

Aren’t these the cutest cookies around? These are perfect for a party or just because.

How to make a cow cookies

These cookies are so unique and crazy easy to make. 

How long in advance can I make them?

You can make them up to a week in advance but they need to be stored in an airtight container. 

How to make a cow cookies

Looking for another fun themed cookie idea? Check out these cute chick cookies.


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