Anyone who knows us knows how big of fans we are of Duck Dynasty on A & E. Especially my boys who think it is hilarious. So both of them requested Duck Dynasty as the theme for their birthday parties. Now while I didn’t get time to do all the fancy decor as in past years I did manage to make some pretty adorable cookies for birthday treats. So here’s how I did them.
I used a Frankenstein head cutout I got from a Wilton Halloween set a few years ago. I turned it upside down because to me it looked like a face with ears and a beard. You can see my original plan sketch.
I used my Sugar Cookie recipe to bake the cookies. I started by doing the face part because it will need to be behind the beard.
After I filled in the face and let it dry I started outlining the beard.
Once it was outlined I filled it in. Then I waited til it had dried a bit and scratched it vertically with a butter knife. I wanted the beard to have some texture and this was the best way I could think of. It worked out well I think.
Because I was doing a representation of Phil Robertson and he wears a camo headband I next outlined the headband. When I filled in the headband I used two colors of green and a tan. I put spots of each of them within the outline and then swirled them with a toothpick to make them more camo-like. I forgot to take a picture of that but you can see it in the final pictures.
The final step was to add a face. My boys thought that my orignal sketch looked like the eyes were closed so I decided on dots instead. The nose was tricky and I didn’t get them to all be uniform but I am happy happy happy with how they turned out.
You can see the noses were all a bit different but it works!
Hopefully you will be inspired to create your own Duck Dynasty cookie.