Fluffy Sheep Sugar Cookies

Cute sheep sugar cookies are extra sweet and so easy to decorate. Nonpareils give them a ‘wooly’ appearance and add sugary crunch.

They say that inspiration has to find you working, and that’s how these cookies came about. I was asked to make an array of decorated dog breed cookies for a food styling gig last November, and during that endeavor I found that a simple sprinkle of nonpareils over royal icing made a fluffy, almost curly-looking dog coat. I bookmarked that idea in my brain for a different kind of cookie, and here they are. Cute, wooly sheep cookies for spring!
I’ve been longing for spring this week because we’ve had mostly dark, damp, and slushy days. These cookies cheered me right up, and made me look forward to more sunnier times. I noticed that Easter comes early this year, and I think these would look extra cute in an Easter basket.

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