Easy  Shark Cookies

Homemade soft sugar cookies with two-toned buttercream frosting and gummy sharks make the most delicious and easy Shark Cookies!


– flour – baking soda – baking powder – salt – unsalted butter  – granulated sugar – egg + egg yolk – vanilla extract

How to Make Shark Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract, and beat again.

Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing after each addition. If the dough gets too thick for your mixer, finish mixing the dough by hand.

Use a medium cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet, leaving two inches between each cookie.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting: In a large bowl with a hand mixer, or in the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy.

Gradually add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Continue beating for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Divide the frosting in half into two separate bowls. Use food coloring to tint one bowl light blue, and the other a light teal.

To combine the frostings, lay out two pieces of plastic wrap. Add the frosting to the wrap, and then roll it up into a tube shape, twisting the ends to seal. Snip off one of the twisted ends from each tube.

Add a star tip to a large piping bag, then add both colors of frosting, with the open end of the rolls pointing down toward the tip. Add a swirl of buttercream to each cookie, then top with a gummy shark.

These soft sugar cookies so are delicious and simple to make. Swipe up for the full recipe!