Decorate a Polar Bear Cookie Set for Christmas
If you're looking for a winter-themed cookie set this Christmas, I've got just the cookies for you! In this post, I'll show you how to turn plain cookies into cute scarf-wearing polar bears and mittens with a special saying using royal icing. It's super easy—minimal details for the polar bear and a handy stencil for the mittens. You can find the cookie cutters and stencil in our shop, making holiday decorating a breeze. Grab your rolling pin and turn on your oven, as we create these cute winter treats for your next holiday table.
Polar Bear & Mitten Cutter Set
When assembled, this polar bear and mitten cookie set would fit nicely in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").
Template for the Polar Bear Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this new Christmas designs, including this polar bear and mitten cookie set design.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
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
To decorate these polar bear cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- White royal icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Light Blue flood icing (I mixed Americolor Wedgewood with a touch of Super Black.)
- Darker Blue flood icing (I used more food gel concentration of the Light Blue icing color above.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Light Grey icing (I used a little drop of Americolor Taupe.)
For the polar bear cookie, begin by filling in the scarf section with light blue icing. Then paint on a thin layer of light grey icing over the ear sections, as shown.
Once that icing had time to set, fill in the main head section around the eye holes with white icing. Let this icing dry for about an hour.
Next, add the gray snout, fill in the eye holes with black icing, and fill in around the edges of the ears.
Then add the black nose, add the eyebrows, outline the scarf, and draw on the smile with a black food pen.
For the mitten cookie, begin by filling in the main mitt area with light blue icing. Let that icing set. Then fill in the cuff section with dark blue icing. Let the entire cookie dry at least 8 hours before moving on.
For the lettering, I made sure the base layer of icing dried completely.
In the shop is this cozy winter wishes cookie stencil you can use for the lettering. Just swipe thick white royal icing over it to apply it to the cookie. The video below better illustrates how I did this.
For the final details, I outlined the mitten and cuff for added dimension.
Polar Bear Cookie Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
Here are the cute cookie sets all boxed up and ready for the winter season!
I decorated the large size, but the regular size should also fit in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").
As you wrap up your adorable polar bear cookies, we hope this guide brought festive winter fun to your kitchen. For more cookie decorating ideas, check out our cookie cutter shop. It's filled with tools and inspiration to make your cookies stand out for any occasion. Happy baking and Merry Christmas!