Crawfish cookies don’t seem to be as popular as Christmas tree cookies or Teddy bear shaped ones, so finding a cookie cutter for these just did not happen. I was sad, but I had my paring knife on me and went to town.
I found a print out of a decent crawfish and generalized it for cutting purposes. I was going to pipe the details instead. :)
This took me about an hour to cut out 16 crawfish shaped cookies, but the overall shape looked good to me, so I baked them up.
Hilariously, these cookies are the two WORST colors to make on icing. Red and black are hard colors to get, and you have to use almost 1/3 of the bottle to attain the color. (Note: If you need to make red icing, buy no taste red or you’ll end up with bitter icing.) Just remember, let the icing sit a little after dying it. Lighter colors get richer when they sit!
At this point of piping and filling, the hubs pointed out that they look like ants. Great…
However, after the details were put in, they looked pretty much like cutesy crawfish! :) So, if you can’t find the cutter you are looking for, definitely consider getting a template and cutting from there!
In case you are wondering how to decorate cookies and what recipes I use, click here.