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Zebra Stripe Sugar Cookies

November 26, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday to my sweet daughter Brooke!!  I’m still in shock that she’s 8 years old already-I know parents tell you all the time that the time will just fly but it’s very real when you’re experiencing it!  She requested a hot pink, black and white zebra stripe birthday party so I obliged 🙂


She kept moving hence the blurry picture which unfortunately is probably the best I got of her!

I didn’t take any pictures of the process of making these cookies but these were probably one of the easiest designs I’ve done.

1. Outline the cookies in hot pink royal icing, and let them set for at least an hour to avoid bleeding.
2. Fill the cookies with white royal icing and let that set 12-24 hours.
3. Create zebra stripe by outlining and filling elongated deformed triangles rotating from one side to the next.  The point is to make them look as irregular as possible but still following a pattern for a more realistic look and it may help to look up some pictures of zebra print first to get a better idea 🙂  Let them dry for 12-24 hours before packaging.  Now I’m not an expert on sugar cookies by any means but I think they came out pretty good!

For recipes and further photos and instructions see Recipe for Sugar Cookies.

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2011 9:34 am

    Very cute. My granddaughter had the same theme for he birthday. I took the easy way out and used an edible image for her cake.

  2. Francesca permalink
    November 26, 2011 10:13 am

    Oh wow. These are beautiful. I bet Brooke and her friends loved these. I hope she had a lovely birthday.

  3. November 26, 2011 2:49 pm

    Holy cow! How did you get these to look so utterly perfect? I’d never guess they were home-made! 🙂

  4. November 26, 2011 2:50 pm

    What a beautiful birthday theme. Love the zebra/pink.

  5. November 26, 2011 9:38 pm

    wow..not what I expected when i saw the title…very impressive 🙂

  6. November 27, 2011 10:12 am

    WOW those cookies are cute!!! You are so talented. It fits right in the birthday theme. Congrats on your 8 year old! It looks like she had a great party!

  7. November 27, 2011 1:57 pm

    Oh, my gosh, these are incredible!! That frosting is just perfect…love these!!!

  8. alyssa permalink
    November 28, 2011 3:59 am

    Those are just too cute! What a lucky little girl you have to have such a talented momma!

  9. November 28, 2011 5:28 am

    Amazing! I must have these cookies. (Like, before breakfast.)

  10. November 28, 2011 7:23 am

    Congratulations on Today’s Top 9!

  11. November 28, 2011 9:06 am

    So cute!

  12. November 28, 2011 9:38 am

    Adorable cookies and birthday party theme! My daughter turns eight in a couple weeks…. I’d better get on it!! You are so clever!

  13. November 28, 2011 10:35 am

    Gorgeous! Congrats on making T9!

  14. November 28, 2011 1:01 pm

    These are SO amazing! You did a great job with them. Congrats on the Top 9!

  15. November 28, 2011 3:36 pm

    How stunning – what a great job! Congrats on making the Top 9 – you more than deserve it with these- and happy to have found you and your blog!

  16. November 28, 2011 3:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Brooke! What beautiful cookies. Definitely saving this for next girls night in! Congrats on Topping the Top 9!

  17. November 28, 2011 7:29 pm

    Happy Birthday to Brooke! These cookies look fabulous! Pink, zebra print, & hearts – so cute!!

  18. November 28, 2011 9:55 pm

    These are beautiful! Nice work 🙂

  19. November 28, 2011 11:21 pm

    Wow, those are some pretty cookies, I bet they loved them at the birthday party!

  20. November 29, 2011 10:06 am

    Those cookies look amazing! How did you get the icing to look so perfect?! Hope your daughter had a great birthday!

  21. November 30, 2011 1:08 pm

    Turned out “ok”? These are drop dead gorgeous!! Wow. Nice job!

  22. November 30, 2011 1:12 pm

    Thank you everyone for your sweet comments!! the trick to the icing for those who asked is the consistency-thin enough to spread but thick enough to hold its shape 🙂

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