Teeny tiny googly eye cookies! It’s an idea I have had on my “cookie to-make” list for almost 10 years, and I’ve finally gotten around to making them.
These “Owl only have eyes for you” cookies are only about the size of a teaspoon and are definitely whimsical and fun for Valentine’s Day or any time. Without further ado, I’ll share how I made these in the notes and video below.
Video Tutorial – Googly Eye Valentine Cookies
If you can’t see the video, click HERE.
How to Make Googly Eye Cookies
I’ll share a basic how to, along with recipes, templates and links to the things you’ll need to make these cookies. The decorating steps can be seen in the video posted above.
Notes about the Googly Eyes
Important to note about the empty capsules, size 000, which I used to make the googly eyes: Make sure you tell your cookie recipients to remove before eating. Although they are safe to ingest and technically edible, they are crunchy to bite into and can have slightly sharp edges when broken.
You can find links to all the recipes, decorating items you’ll need, templates etc., a little further down in the blog post.
To make the googly eyes, I used the largest size, 000, empty gelatin capsules I could find. Trim or cut the capsules (can be seen in the video), and use a 10 mm hole punch to cut a matching size of edible frosting paper for each eye. Place a dry dot of black icing (template below), on the center of the frosting sheet circle, pipe a line of white icing around the perimeter, and place the trimmed capsule on top. Press down gently to adhere. Be careful not to move the googly eye around at this stage, as the black icing may stick to the white icing holding the capsule in place. Once the white icing has dried, your googly eye is ready!
Complete Guide to Royal Icing PDF
You can also find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
Cookie Decorating Basics
Here are some posts which take you through cookie decorating basics:
Cookie Designs Icing Consistency
All the icing consistencies are medium. You can find my Complete Guide to Royal Icing Consistency here.
What you’ll need (These are Amazon affiliate links):
- Piping Tips – PME #1.5, PME tip 2.5
- Piping Bags
- Tipless Piping Bags
- Food Gel Coloring
- empty capsules, size 000 *Make sure you tell your cookie recipients to remove before eating. Although they are safe to ingest and technically edible, they are crunchy to bite into.
- Edible Frosting Sheets
- 10 mm Whole Puncher
- Scribe Tool or Toothpicks
- Heart Shape Biscuit Cutters
- Exacto Knife
- Tweezers for Cookie Decorating
Owl Royal Icing Transfer Tracing Sheet
You can find a printable link HERE.
You can find an example on how to make royal icing transfers HERE.
If you prefer a royal icing transfer sheet of only the hearts and eyeballs, you can find a printable link HERE.