Pink and Purple Penguin Cookies

In preparation for my recent Pink and Purple Penguin Party, I spent a day making some cute penguin cookies.  I wanted them to be simple, playful and girly, and I love how they came together!  Once I had the base design I had lots of fun adding hats, scarfs and ear muffs to give each penguin a little personality.  This general design could be done in any number of color schemes to create cookies for boys or girls.  Swapping the purple or pink background for light blue, then adding details in red and green would make adorable traditional Christmas cookies!

Let’s decorate cookies!

First, bake a batch of cookies using my Sugar Cookie recipe (this can be done 1-3 days before you decorate them).

Then, the day you plan to decorate, prepare one (or more) batches of Royal Icing.

For the cookies below I made icing in…

black (1 bag of medium consistency)

white (1 bag of medium consistency, one thick/detail consistency)

purple (1 bag of medium/flood, one thick/detail)

pink (1 bag of medium/flood, one thick/detail)

orange (1 small bag- thick/detail)

~How to decorate simple penguin cookies ~

1. Outline and fill in your cookie with the background color (in this case purple), allow to set a minimum of 2 hours, longer in humid climates.

2.  When the base layer is set, use black icing to create the outline of the penguin, as shown.  Allow to set 1-2 hours.

3.  Fill in the body of the penguin with white icing (as shown).  Allow to fully dry (6-8 hours).  When the body is dry, add eyes, and a beak.  If desired add a little “blush” to the cheeks (shown below), by lightly applying pink luster dust with a small, dry paint brush.

Now it’s time to dress your penguins!

You can have fun with any combination of bows, scarfs, hats or ear muffs, and I’m sure you can think of even more ideas!  Add white “snow” to the background by either adding simple dots, piping simple snowflakes, or adding snowflake shaped sprinkles.

Here are a few of my little penguin friends…

For beautiful winter assortment, add snowflake cookies, and some simple snowball cookies.

Happy penguin decorating!

For more penguin fun, be sure to check out the full Pink and Purple Penguin Party!

(Top photo by Gene Chutka, for Glorious Treats)


  1. Wow! They are ADORABLE!!!

  2. wow,i love your cookies,they are adorable.

  3. Oh my goodness these are SO cute!!! I will definitely be sharing on FB.


  4. You are so creative!! Love these!

  5. These cookies are just the cutest!

  6. Cutest cookies ever!

  7. These are soooo sooooo cute!!! Penguins are my favvv !!

  8. So cute! I love them all, but the girly penguin with the bow is my favorite, Glory!

  9. OMG, they are so cute. I absolutely love the cookies and the Pink & Purple Penguin theme. Nice! I have to try something like this. Of course, they won't as fabulous as yours but it's so worth a try. Thanks for sharing. Happy Baking! :-)

  10. these are on my top five list! LOVE! You hae such an amazing eye!

  11. So cute and adorable…I can't get over how cute!

  12. Between what you do and what Callye does, my brain can't keep up! The penguins are absolutely adorable!

  13. Super adorable cookies!

  14. These are just gorgeous! I don't think I could eat them.

  15. these are great! i want to make them this weekend, but i'm never able to get a great shade of black like you did. any advice? thanks!

  16. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment – I'd never seen your blog and I love it! These are SO adorable. You're a great decorator (and photographer)!

  17. Oh, my god this is too cute and funny. Those cookies are match my Christmas wrapping paper this year.

  18. These are not only "cute," they are delicious! Thanks for sharing your precious little penguins with us…they were so yummy & it made me feel special that you would share them. LOVE!

  19. These are such adorable little cookies!

  20. amazing! goodness, you are so talented!

  21. Eeeeeaaaap! they are so cute. Just perfect, I love them

  22. These cookies look so adorable and remind me of Happy Feet. I love how you outlined each step of the decoration with pictures. It makes it really easy to follow. They look so hard to make. Thanks for sharing. I'll try my best :)

    Happy Holidays!

  23. These are really cute and very girly! Perfect for a festive party with little girls

  24. Pretty treats for a kid's party! Thanks for the step by step instructions. I will have a blast decorating with my little girl. Although I am pretty sure without the yellow beaks our version of a penguin will look like obese Monalisa paintings. LOL! Nevertheless, the beaks will transform them into penguins…Thanks for sharing!

  25. I have no words… These penguins are suuuupeeer cute!!!!
    LOVE THEM! :)

  26. Really, really sweet. Love these!

  27. Absolutely adorable. My daughter would go nuts for these little guys.

  28. The products I need the most would be the "quality ingredients" list! Although ANY would be great to have. Your cookies are little works of art and are so inspirational!! My grandson and I are going to try our hands at some of your Christmas cookie ideas! I have lots of cutters but am really in need of more tips and couplers for the detailed decorating! Maybe should add that to my Christmas list to Santa!

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  30. Ok then!! If you can make these cookies, you can certainly make a tag!! Try it and see, and thanks for visiting!!

  31. These are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial.

  32. I just finished making these for my daughters Winter One Derland birthday. Once you do 1 or 2 it's a breeze. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  33. You just gave me a great winter party idea! I LOVE this theme and what a BEAUTIFUL job you did!

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  34. Do you have recipes for the different icings? I'd love the links to them if you do.

  35. I just found these/this post and had to comment because I am IN LOVE with these!!! I <3 penguins anyway, but pink and purple penguins, on COOKIES?! Since winter doesn't seem to want to leave anytime soon, I'm still going to make them :) Or I might save them for a cheeky Christmas/winter in July party. Thank you for sharing-you've made my whole month :)

  36. These are so incredible! And what an awesome tutorial! This is really so generous of you…I can hardly wait to try them! thanks for sharing!

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  38. They look amazing….awesome job!!!

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  44. I have a question for you about your cookies if you could please e-mail me! Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

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