Lion Face Cookies – Easy Animal Face Kid Food Snack Idea

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These Lion Face Cookies are such fun to make with your kids! They will love putting on the eyes and noses and ears 🙂 They’d also be great for a jungle or safari birthday party!

Start with a basic sugar cookie recipe. You can use your favorite cutout recipe or even use pre-made refrigerated sugar cookie dough. I used this Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs recipe from food.com.

While your cookies are cooling, prepare this simple Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbs. milk
  1. Beat butter and shortening with electric mixer until light and fluffy. 
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
  4. Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Color your frosting 1/2 yellow, 1/4 orange, 1/8 brown, and leave 1/8 white.

Lay out all the cookies and frost them all yellow.

Pipe two white dots on for the eyes.

Push an upside down chocolate chip into the white dots.

Place a mini Nutter Butter cookie half for the nose area. (I got these at Walmart in small cups near the checkout.)

Pipe a little dot of frosting on the nutter butter and “glue” the brown M&M nose on.

Using the brown frosting, pipe a little smile on.

Now put the yellow and orange frosting in a piping bag, yellow on one side, orange on the other. That will make the frosting come out swirly yellow and orange. Pipe the mane around the lion face. {OR – check out this snazzy dual color icing bag!}

Press two cheerios in for the ears.

And that’s it  – completed Lion Face Cookies!

Animal Face Cookies | Kid Snack Ideas | Animal Faces | Fun Food Idea | Lion Face | Kid Party Food | Six Clever Sisters

Animal Face Cookies | Kid Snack Ideas | Animal Faces | Fun Food Idea | Lion Face | Kid Party Food | Six Clever Sisters

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