Does anyone else look at those Pilsbury sliced cookies and wonder if you could make something cool like that? Maybe I’m just the weird one that is dreaming (literally dreaming, with my eyes closed in bed) of ways to make they come reality. I know that they should be possible and I do love a good puzzle. But I thought I would start my endeavors a little smaller.
So today, I bring you Polar Bear Slice’em Cookies.
These cookies are quite easy to make when you break it down step by step. And, surprise! That’s what I’m going to do for you today!
First thing you have to do is make the dough. You can use your favorite sugar cookie dough or you can use this simple recipe.
Sugar Cookie Dough
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt (omit if you are using salted butter)
- 2-3 Tbsp milk
- Cream the butter and the sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Then add it to the other ingredients.
- Add 2-3 tbsp of milk until the dough is smooth and soft.
Now that you have the dough it’s time to start making it into some cute little polar bears!
Step 1: Colour half of the dough blue (or your favorite other complimentary colour).
Step 3: Roll out some of the blue dough. Place the frozen skinny roll in the middle of the dough and then roll the blue dough around the log and then trim off any excess. Pop it back into the freezer.
Step 4: Once the small log is frozen again, slice the log in half.
Step 5: Brush the top of the larger roll with some milk and then place the two little strips on the top of the larger roll. These will be the ears. Then put the thing back into the freezer.
Step 6: Roll the blue dough. Make a point in the middle. This will be dough that fills the gap between the ears. Then place the frozen roll upside-down in the middle. Then roll it until it makes nice big blue roll. The, if you haven’t guessed by now, place it back into the freezer.
Step 7: Slice them into cookies. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 F for 10-13 minutes.
Step 8: Make some royal or buttercream frosting to finish the faces. Follow the pictures below to see how to do the facial features!