pirate cookies

Pirate Cookies

Use this step by step tutorial to make adorable pirate cookies. Easy to make and great for boys pirate themed birthday parties!

Father’s Day posts will have to be put on hold coz I REALLY want to share these cute PIRATE COOKIES!

Aren’t they just ADORABLE???

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It’s been a week since I made them and they are STILL sitting in a cookie jar coz hubby and I REFUSE to eat all that cuteness…hahaha.

Seriously, how CUTE would these cookies be for a pirate themed birthday bash?!

I used sugar cookies to make these pirates but you can use ANY type of cut-out cookie recipe. 

All the decorations are done in HOMEMADE marshmallow fondant.

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To make these pirate cookies, you will need the following supplies:

Sugar cookies
Brown marshmallow fondant
Red marshmallow fondant
Yellow marshmallow fondant
Black marshmallow fondant
Black edible marker
Corn syrup
Circle cutter (same size as your circle cookies)

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out brown fondant.
Use a circle cutter to cut out a piece.

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Step 2:
Brush a little corn syrup on your round sugar cookie.
Stick the brown fondant piece here.

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Step 3:
Roll out red fondant.
Use a circle cutter to cut out a piece.

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Step 4:
Cut this circular pice in half, using a sharp knife.

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Step 5:
Trim these semi- circles a little more, using your knife.

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Step 6:
Brush some corn syrup near the top of your cookie.
Stick the red semi-circle here.

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Step 7:
Roll out thin ropes, using red fondant.

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Step 8:
Fold those ropes into little loops and also roll out a tiny red ball.
Each pirate cookie will need 2 of these loops and 1 very small red ball.

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Step 9:
Use corn syrup to stick those loops on the left side of the red semi-circle.
Press the tiny red ball in the center of those loops.

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Step 10:
Roll out little yellow fondant balls.
Press them on the hat.

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Step 11:
Roll out 2 small balls of brown fondant.
Stick them on either sides of the cookie.
Use the back of your paintbrush to indent each ear.

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Step 12:
Cut out a thin strip of black fondant.
Stick it along the right side of your cookie.
Cut off excess with a knife.

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Step 13:
Roll out a small ball of black fondant and press it along the black strip.
Roll out a small ball of brown fondant and stick it in the center for the nose.

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Step 14:
Use a black edible marker to draw the eye and mouth.

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And you are done making pirate cookies!

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these cookies, you may also like some of these other fun cookies:

Acorn cookies

acorn cookies

Easy turkey cookies

easy turkey cookies

Sports ball cookies

sports ball cookies

Until next time, tata my lovelies!


  1. Manju @ Manju's Eating Delights

    June 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Aww…these are so darn cute Abeer. And I agree, even I would refuse to eat all that cuteness 🙂 Great work!

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