I only have eyes for ewe...

simple sheep decorated cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
I wooly hope you like these cookies. (Sorry.)

I made these cookies for a baby shower last week...they're based on a really simple illustration from the invitation. (The invitation actually had two sheep and read "Holy Sheep! We're having twins!" Haha!)

simple sheep decorated cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
You'd think someone with 500 cookie cutter would have a front-facing sheep cookie cutter. In all fairness, I have a SIDE-facing sheep cutter, but not front...and I was just sure I did. Of course, I realized that I didn't have one two days before the shower.

So, I started the process of dumping out cookies cutters and trying to see what could work for a sheep. My original thoughts were a cupcake or a seashell cookie cutter, but ended up going with a skull. ;)
skull cookie cutter used to make sheep cookies
I just lopped off the bottom of each cookie to make the legs shorter.

[Note: I think these cookies would be even cuter with a little green grass piped down by the legs...it would add a little color and texture. The invitation didn't have grass, so I left it off.]

simple sheep decorated cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
To make lamb cookies, you'll need:
simple sheep decorated cookies, made from a skull cookie cutter | bakeat350.blogspot.com
Use a #2 tip to outline the different section of the sheep. 

Reserve some white icing for piping details later. Thin the icing with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.

Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed. Pour into a squeeze bottle. Fill in the outlines with the thinned icing, using a toothpick to guide to the edges and to pop large air bubbles.

simple sheep decorated cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
Pour into squeeze bottles and fill in the outlines.

Let the icing dry for an hour, then switch the tip on the white icing bag to a #1, and add the eyes and nose.

Let the cookies dry uncovered, 6-8 hours, or overnight.

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simple sheep decorated cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
Alright. Let's hear your sheep puns in the comments. :)

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