Posted on October 18, 2014
Hey Everyone! I hope you’re having a good weekend! I wanted to stop by and share a cute and super simple sugar cookie idea with you today! I feel like this is the best time of year for all kinds of cookie baking… you can package them nicely and give away as little gifts, make them for holiday parties or enjoy them with some hot chocolate on a cold night like this! I have so many cookie cutters; I have many that my mom has given me over the years, some that belonged to my grandma, and some that I’ve added to my collection every holiday season. I have a cute set of woodland animal cookie cutters which is where this squirrel one is from, and I thought they would make for fun fall sugar cookies, especially decorated with chocolate sprinkles to make the squirrel’s fluffy tail! They are super easy to make (you only need one color of royal icing!) and are so delicious too! Here’s how I made them…
Sugar cookie recipe (like THIS one)
Royal icing recipe (like THIS one)
Chocolate sprinkles
First, make your sugar cookies, either following your favorite sugar cookie recipe or you can use my favorite sugar cookie recipe which you can find here! Let the cookies cool completely, then prepare your royal icing (recipe here). To make brown royal icing, I added a couple drops of red gel food coloring and about twice as many green drops of green gel food coloring to the royal icing, but you can experiment with the proportions of the food coloring to make it the exact brown color you want! Once you have the right consistency and color of icing, fill a clear piping bag with it and cut off the tip. Then, first decorate the tail; outline and flood the tail with icing, then immediately sprinkle it with chocolate sprinkles. Let sit for a couple seconds, then shake off the excess sprinkles, and using a toothpick, make sure the sprinkles adhere to the icing well and reposition any if you need to. Then, outline and flood the rest of the squirrel’s body with icing and use one sprinkle for its eye. Let the icing dry completely before eating.
For more of my sugar cookies, check these out!

Left: Snowy Tree Sugar Cookies (recipe HERE) Middle: Simple Iced Gingerbread Man Cookies (recipe HERE) Right: Plaid Sugar Cookies (recipe HERE)

 Left: Pumpkin Sugar Cookies (recipe HERE) Right: Daisy Sugar Cookies (recipe HERE)

Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Liv October 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    These are adorable!!!

    • Maria October 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Thanks so much, Liv! I love decorating sugar cookies 🙂 Hope your week has started off well!

  • Crystelle Boutique October 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Aren’t these the cutest cookies ever??? Thanks for this fabulous party! have a great week…. 🙂
    xox, Crystelle

    • Maria October 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Thanks so much, Crystelle!

  • My thrift store addiction October 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    These are just adorable! I hopped over from Creative Inspirations 🙂 Blessings, Cecilia

    • Maria October 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Cecilia!

  • Sarah October 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    How cute! I love to make cut out cookies. Thanks for sharing your fun ideas.

    • Maria October 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I love making cut out cookies too, it’s one of my absolute favorite things to bake 🙂 I can’t wait for all the Christmas baking to begin 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Michelle McVeigh October 24, 2014 at 10:30 am

    These are so adorable!!

    • Maria October 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Michelle!

  • Michelle Nahom October 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    How cute are these?!! Thank you for linking them up with us at Foodie Fridays…they are so perfect for fall!

    • Maria October 25, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Michelle! Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂

  • Shirley Wood October 25, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Those are just the cutest cookies! Stopping by from Foodie Fridays. Pinning 🙂

    • Maria October 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Shirley, that’s so sweet of you to say! I love baking and decorating sugar cookies 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a good weekend 🙂

  • Blair Lonergan October 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Hi, Maria! I love these! They are so cute and they are absolutely perfect for Fall! Pinned. 🙂

    • Maria October 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Blair 🙂 I love baking & decorating sugar cookies! And can’t wait for all the Christmas baking to begin soon! Hope you are having a good weekend!

  • Debi @ Adorned From Above October 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Maria,
    These are the cutest cookies. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight’s party.

  • Miz Helen October 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Your little Squirrel Cookies are just adorable, great for the fall season. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your great post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Debi @ Adorned From Above October 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    We are featuring this post at tonight’s Adorned From Above Link Party. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    Debi and Charly

  • Mila Furman October 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    OMG these are so adorable for fall! Loving and pinning! Thanks for linking up with us at #foodie Fridays!!! Great to see you on there!

  • Christie Campbell October 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Adorbs!! Where on earth did you find the squirrel cutter? Love it! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays!

  • Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Hi there, I don’t know if you will see this right away.
    I found a lady on Facebook claiming your pictures on her page and not giving credit to this post. She didn’t even mention you. I took screenshots of her page. It seems all of her pictures are from someone else. Maybe you would like to send her a message to let her know she did it without permission.
    I’m not sure how to send you the pictures.

    • ahomemadeliving October 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Hi! Thanks so much for letting me know that… I’m not sure how to reach her as I don’t know her name. Unfortunately things like that happen all too often online, I’m always sad to see people claiming others’ work as their own… thanks so much for letting me know.

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