I had so much fun making these Disney Frozen cookies for my niece’s birthday party. They were a hit. This Olaf cookie just makes me happy! I also had success with a new icing recipe. It dried soft! No aching teeth like you sometimes get from rock hard royal icing. I would highly suggest giving royal glaze icing a try.
Keep reading for details on how to make Disney Frozen Cookies and How to make Olaf Cookies.
Step 1: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Gather supplies
For these cookies you will need the following:
- sugar cookie dough, recipe found here
- royal icing, recipe found here OR royal glaze icing, recipe found here
- 3 inch image of Olaf
- food safe cardstock for template
- americolor super black gel food dye
- americolor orange gel food dye
- americolor chocolate brown gel food dye
- size 2 round tip (or PME size 1.5) for outlining
- size 1 round tip (or PME size 1) for details
- plastic squeeze bottles for flooding sections
Step 2: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Prepare cookie dough
Use whatever sugar cookie dough recipe you prefer. I make my cookie dough as outlined in the following post. Lately, after mixing the dough I roll it into thin sheets between two layers of saran wrap and freeze until I am ready to use. I place the dough on the counter until it warms to room temperature before cutting shapes. After shapes are cut I chill the dough again so there is minimal spreading in the oven.
Step 3: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Cut shapes, chill, bake & cool cookies
1) Place the Olaf image on food safe cardstock and cut around the image.
2) Use the template and a sharp paring knife to cut out the Olaf cookie shapes on chilled sheets of cookie dough.
3) Place the cut shapes on a baking sheet and put in the freezer for at least fifteen minutes. Bake as directed in recipe.
4) Cool Olaf cookies.
Step 4: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Prepare Royal Icing or Royal Glaze icing
Follow directions for EITHER royal icing or royal glaze icing. If possible, dye the icing 1-2 days before making the cookies. I of course waited until the last minute to make my icing. You will need the following icing:
- White icing for outlining (thinned to soft peaks), white icing for flooding (thinned to corn syrup consistency)
- Black icing for eyes, buttons and mouth details (thinned to soft peaks) – use Americolor super black
- Brown icing for arms & hair details (thinned to soft peaks) – use Americolor chocolate brown
- Orange icing for carrot nose (keep icing stiff for this detail) – use Americolor orange.
Step 4: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Decorate cookies
I am decorating this cookies in stages to give the cookies a nice 3D effect. You do not have to follow the exact order that I did, just be sure to outline and flood alternative sections of the cookie. Wait about 30 minutes between each step. I made 2 dozen of these cookies so by the time I added the first layer of icing I was able to go back to the first and add additional icing. I also use a heated fan to help prevent craters in the icing and to speed drying time. Check out one of my favorite blogs, Sweet Sugarbelle’s for details on consistency, outlining, flooding, etc.
5) Using a PME 1.5 round tip or a Wilton 1 round tip add the arms and hair. I decided to do this first so it would look as though the sticks were coming out of our Olaf cookie. Let set for a moment before continuing.
6) Outline the feet with a fine round tip and flood the feet with the thinned white icing using the plastic squeeze bottle. This is done first because I wanted these to appear under the base of the body. Also add black icing for the inside of the mouth using a fine round tip. Allow these sections to set before proceeding.
7) Add the tooth using thick white icing and a fine round tip. Add the base of the Olaf cookie body by outlining with a fine round tip and flooding with the plastic squeeze bottle. Again, allow this layer to set.
8) Add the head on top of the tooth and the mouth. Outline and flood with white icing.
9) When the previous sections have set add the middle section of the snowman. Also use thick white and black royal icing for the Olaf cookie’s eyes. Use the black royal icing for the lower buttons.
10) Almost done! What time is it? For me… about 3 AM. The Disney Frozen cookie is almost done! Olaf is literally dancing off the cookie sheet! Add the final details – one last button with black icing, the carrot nose with the thick orange icing, and the eyebrows with the brown icing.
Step 5: How to Make Disney Frozen Cookies – How to Make Olaf Cookies – Dry cookies over night & package
My cookies are dry in about 8 hours because I live in a nice dry climate. I usually make a tester cookie when I finish decorating so I make sure it is dry through. The cookies are now ready!
These would be great paired with simple snowflakes! These made perfect party favors.