Decorate a Mama Hen Cookie Set for Mother's Day

Written by Mike Tamplin • Apr 11, 2024

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Decorate a Mama Hen Cookie Set for Mother's Day
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We have the cutest cookie-decorating tutorial just in time for Mother's Day! In this post, I'm excited to share with you a cookie set featuring a sweet mama hen alongside her adorable chick. With cookie cutters and stencils available in our shop, you'll learn how to create these charming cookies that are perfect for celebrating the special moms out there. Let's get started!

Mama Chicken Hen Cookie Cutter

For this pair of cookies, I used the Mama Chicken Hen cookie cutter (the LARGE size) and the wheat oval plaque cookie cutter (the REGULAR size) that were just added to our shop.

When assembled, this Mother's Day set would fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

mama hen chicken cookie cutter

Template for the Mama Hen Cookie Set

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of this year's Mother's Day cookie collection, including this Mama Hen cookie set design.

Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.

This file is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

For these Mother's Day cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

For the airbrush color I mixed 20 drops of Amerimist Ivory with the tiniest drop of Amerimist Warm Brown.

Step 1

For the hen cookie, begin by fill in the main body with tan icing and the top of the head detail with brick red icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.

Then fill in the head section with white icing and the chick section with yellow icing. (I added a lower base layer to the chick so it will stand out on top of the hen's icing.)

mama hen chicken decorate cookies

Step 2

Once the base layers had time to set, add the beak of the hen's face and fill in the whole chick's body.

Then add the red beak detail and the chick's beak, as shown.

Step 3

Add the eyes and the body outlines, as shown.

Step 4

For the Mama Hen plaque cookie, I airbrushed ivory gingham using this stripes cookie stencil. For the airbrush color I mixed 20 drops of Amerimist Ivory with the tiniest drop of Amerimist Warm Brown. I also mixed a few drops of water to make the color less concentrated.

airbrushing gingham on cookies

Step 5

For the details, I used a projector to pipe "Mama Hen" and the wheat detail on the plaque.

using a cookie projector for decorating

And here's the final cookie.

Mama Hen Cookie Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Below is the completed set of the mama hen and the wheat plaque cookies.

They both fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

mama hen cookies for Mother's Day

I just love the rustic, farmhouse-y vibes of this set.

As we conclude this Mother's Day cookie-decorating tutorial, we hope you've enjoyed learning to make these adorable mama hen and chick cookies. Whether it's for your own mom, grandmother, or any special maternal figure, these treats are sure to bring joy. Don't forget to check out our shop for more Mother's Day cookie cutters to keep spreading love through baking. Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible moms out there!

For more Mother's Day cookie tutorials, be sure to visit the links below:

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