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Sheep Sugar Cookie

Arrange these sheep from cookie decorator Dani Fiore as part of a Christmas cookie Nativity scene, or serve them as a sweet baby-shower treat. Also try: Donkey Sugar Cookie, Gingerbread Nativity Creche

  • Yield: Makes 1 cookie
Sheep Sugar Cookie

Photography: Rob Tannenbaum

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011

Ingredients

  • Royal Icing
  • Black gel-paste food coloring
  • Brown gel-paste food coloring
  • 1 (3 1/2-to 4-inch) sheep-shaped Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • 2 small dragees
  • White gel-paste food coloring (optional)
  • Marshmallows or brown-coated chocolate candies

Directions

  1. Mix together some royal icing with black and brown gel paste until desired dark-brown shade is reached. Transfer to a small squirt bottle with a wide tip. Leaving 1/4-inch border, outline the face and legs of the sheep. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of the outlined area. If necessary, use a toothpick to spread evenly. Place dragees on face to form eyes. Let dry completely.

  2. Mix together some royal icing with white or black coloring until desired shade is reached. Leaving a 1/4-inch border, outline body of sheep. Draw several zigzags across entire surface of outlined area. Cover with marshmallows or coated chocolate candies. Let dry completely.

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