These cookies are whale cute!

Whale Cookies

Oh my gosh… I love how these cookies turned out. I’ve been wanting to make little whales for about a month now. It started with a cookie cutter that I bought on clearance after Christmas.

Santa Cookie Cutter

I saw a bunch of these little Santa cutters and decided I absolutely needed one more … you know for next year.

Whale Cookie Cutter

But, when I grabbed it, I must have picked it up sideways because I totally forgot all about Santa. I think I was imprinted or something. This was now my new whale cookie cutter and I haven’t been able to get making them out of my head. So, I decided to turn them into a super sweet packaged treat for Valentine’s Day.

And, also because I like to play.

Cookie Dough

Okay … here we go. It all starts with the cookie dough. And I love using this recipe from my friend Bridget at Bake at 350. It’s always a dream to use. No sticky dough. And if you need cookie decorating help, her book is awesome!

Whale Cutouts

Now my Santa/Whale cookie cutter wasn’t completely perfect. When turned sideways, I needed to cut off part of that little hump from the hat and move it to the right so it would be closer to where the whale’s spout should be for decorating. Not a must, but I thought it made a difference.

Royal Icing

I went light blue for these little guys.

Piping Whales

Outline the whale bodies first with royal icing.

Whale Decorating

Then fill them in with flood icing consistency and let dry. When all dry, you can define the fins with more of the outline icing.
Then, since my whales were blue, I used white icing for the steam from the whale’s spout.


But that’s not all. These whales have a lot of heart.


… and they needed to be decorated in pink royal icing of course.

Whale Cookies

…And topped off with sweet pink heart sprinkles for their mouths, too. Then you just need a black edible ink pen for their eyes and smiles. That makes these cookies pretty easy to decorate. They are basically one color cookies which is right up my alley

P.S. This is the first time I haven’t complained about my piping. I think I’m getting a little better each time I try decorated cookies. But my hearts sunk a bit. I need to work on that.

So that’s the cookie overview. But, that’s not all.

Whale You Be Mine

I made custom treat bags to so they’d be extra sweet. The bags I used are 3.75″ X 6″ and I just trimmed off some of the top. The tags are just folded over and attached on top of the bag.

I also made a downloadable pdf for the whale and treat bag tags so you can make them, too.

Oh, and I went ahead and fixed the whale shape if you want to use it as a template to cut out your cookies.

Or … here’s a cutter I found online that looks similar. And the heart cutters were similar to the one in this mini set.

Whale Cookie Valentines

See. Whale cute!

Whale Cookie Valentine Treats

Like whale, whale cute!

Whale Cookie Valentines

Hope they made you smile!

Whale Cookies

And hope you have a whale good day!

P.S. This version is included in the pdf also, so you can give them away any time of the year.


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118 comments on “These cookies are whale cute!”

  1. Do you have your recipe for the royal icing for piping/flooding? Thanks! These are so so cute!

  2. Just adorable! Love them :)

  3. ooo… they look’s so cute!!! I will one! :D

  4. Amazing!

    Do you have a good icing recipe?

  5. They are so cute and what a lovely idea to use a santa cookie cutter!

  6. OMG sooo cute :D

  7. fabulous cookies and a wonderful use of Father Christmas!

  8. Definitely brought a smile to my face. Way too cute!!

  9. How adorable, so cute!

  10. These are so stinkin’ cute!

  11. These are absolutely darling!!

  12. Totally awesome. Love the spout

  13. Wow this is so cute!!

  14. This is super cute! You even managed to add some humor with those tags and cookie bags. I wish I could pipe as good as you. I need more practice practice practice!

  15. These cookies are amazing! very creative!!!

  16. Pitter patter goes my heart – I LOVE these Angie!! Thank you for the creative cutter idea, these sweet whales, and the printable! xo

  17. I am COMPLETELY in love with these — and this color combo is ADORABLE!!

  18. I just bust out in the biggest smile, these are so cute! And I think I might actually try to make these because they seem to be so simple! I just love your creativity, I have about as much as a shoe, but I can copy! Thanks for the PDF that will help a lot!

  19. These are so cute! Your piping skills are amazing!

  20. Angie, I have the same cutter and I always think ‘Oh no why can’t I use this during the year?” And now I can! Yaaaaays! Plus, these whales are adorable!! What a great post! Thanks for sharing, you are my baking inspiration! Always fun and lighthearted! :)

  21. Adorable! They will certainly make a “big splash” on Valentine’s Day!

  22. These are amazing! I would never be able to tell these came from santa cookie cutters. You’re genius!

  23. How very creative and absolutely adorable :D

  24. Too cute!!!

  25. These are adorable! And it looks like a good recipe for cookie cutters, which I’m always trying to find!

  26. OMG! I am going home to look through my cookie cutters. These are SO cute! Fingers crossed!

  27. These are so cute I might die.

  28. So cute! Love them. Nice to see from what you did them.

  29. Angie are you kidding me?! Seriously you need to open your own bakery. Not kidding girl! You are so amazing! Miss you!!

  30. Oh my goodness!! So incredibly cute! I doubt I’d be able to eat one. Well, maybe just for a few seconds. ;) Because they look delicious, too.

  31. Angie, You are whaley creative and whaley talented … absolutely adorable!

  32. This is definitely the cutest thing I have ever seen. Love this idea. Thank you!


  33. OMG!!, I never imagine how so cute could be a whale, these cookies looks amazing!!

    Cupcakes AMOR-diditas

  34. So cute! Great job

  35. These are absolutely adorable!

  36. These are absolutely perfect for any babyshower as well. Gender neutral, adorable and simply elegant!

  37. These are beyond cute!! I have been pinning tons of these type of royal icing sugar cookies but am afraid to try my hand at them. I’ve done royal icing flowers for cakes and those get rock hard. Does the icing on these get that hard?

  38. These are so perfect. What a genius idea to use that Santa cutter. Thanks for making all these beautiful things – just looking at them here makes my day a little sweeter. : )

  39. Love! Those are super cute. :)

  40. so cute!!

  41. Wow – beyond adorable…

  42. Oh my gosh!!!! How adorable!! What a great idea! Love them :)

  43. Too cute- I am always looking for something to give instead of a card. Thanks!!

  44. These are just SO cute, I can’t stand it!
    I’m going to get a whale cookie cutter just to make them this w/end w the kids!

    BTW It’s not too late to enter for the foodie gift box giveaway from Maille UK. Just leave a comment on my Maille Salmon post!

  45. Absolutely adorable!
    And a really great idea for Valentines Day. I will try to make them for my boyfriend.
    Thanks for sharing!

  46. These are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!!! You really brought a smile to my face with this cuties!! You are so talented!

  47. Uhhh…these are the best. I love the little heart smiles!

  48. I love these! They are so cute! Great idea.

  49. Could you be any cuter or more creative?!?!? Love!!

  50. I think I just died of cuteness… goodbye world.

  51. I really like the idea for valentines day. I am starting up a blog myself and yours is a great example. I think that i will try and make the cookies. Can’t wait for your next idea.

  52. Those whales are adorable, what a cute idea for a valentine. You got creative using a santa cookie cutter to make the whales…I like the way you think! :)

  53. Let’s see… is it possible to leave a comment on these without using the word “cute”? Nope, I don’t think so!! These are SUPER CUTE!!!

  54. These are adorable!!! I love them! Great tutorial!

  55. SO darling! You are too creative!

  56. These are absolutely adorable. You have such creative genes. Who would’ve thought to use a Santa for a whale.

  57. I think I just died of cute.

  58. These really couldn’t be any cuter!

  59. You are so creatived. They are so beautiful.

  60. I just love these cookies and I love the way you see things!
    You always amaze!

  61. These are so ridiculously cute, I can’t stand it! I love that you also included treat tags that we can also use anytime and not just for V-day!

  62. These are adorable! How do you make those tag things for the packaging? Can’t wait to try these and give them out :)

  63. So cute! How do you attach the tag to the bag? I don’t see staples. Do you glue them?

  64. Oh my gosh…those are just the cutest! Great vision!

  65. These are so cute! You made them so approachable I definitely might have to try them!

  66. Holy crap I just died from cute overload.

  67. They’re ridiculously cute!

  68. those are adorable.. when I first saw them I thought you went to Sur la Table cause they have so many cute cookie cutters (on sale too!)
    for some reason I’m thinking you’re around Atlanta, hope you’re doing okay!

  69. This is the cutest ever!

  70. OMG Why are these the cutest thing ever?!?!

  71. Whale too cute! Thanks for sharing this. You’re awesome as always, bakerella :)

  72. Brilliant! Great thinking “outside the box” – and too cute. Thanks for sharing!

  73. They are just too adorable!

  74. oh my goodness! those are so cute!
    well done :) way to repurpose something!

  75. the use of the santa cookie cutter reminds me how Carvel can turn their fudgie the whale ice cream cake into any shape to suit the occasion! adorable cookies!

  76. You make the cutest baking products I have ever seen but these are, by far, my most favorite. Whales are at the top of my favorite list as far as animals go so that’s probably why. These are ridiculously adorable!!! You make me want to head home & back right now.

  77. I just found my cookie cutter just like the one you used! I knew I had one but I couldn’t remember where it was. I found it in my girls’ playdough stuff! I can’t wait to try and make these cookies, now!

  78. Oh my goodness these are adorable!! Thank you for sharing your creativity, I admire you a great deal!

  79. You are a genius!

  80. Awesome!

  81. Oh my goodness! I whaley love them.

  82. Such a clever way to use the cutter. So cute!

  83. These could not be any cuter! I love that blue colour and the little pink hearts in the corner of their smiles is such a perfect touch. Love, love, love!

  84. Awww, these are absolutely precious! One of your best creations, I think. And such a nifty use for a Christmas cookie cutter. :)

  85. So freaking cute!!!

  86. These are just too cute! You are truly talented!!

    Sam xx

  87. Are you kidding?!?!?! These are soooooo cute!!

  88. I love these! Super cute.

  89. These look so cute, and delicious too! Definitely perfect for a treat bag :)

  90. OMG! These are so so cute! :D

  91. The cuteness you come up with never ceases to amaze me. Definitely made me smile! :)

  92. I am so excited; I bought the exact same cutter on clearance too! Now I can’t wait to make some whale-y cute cookies for my munchkins! THANK YOU!

  93. Thanks for the wonderful sugar cookie recipe. It was great and your little whales were so cute!

  94. Um, you are a genius. These are perfect! <3

  95. THIS IS SO ADORABLE! As much as I wished I was good at decorating cookies, I would definitely mess this up right away.

    I’m in love with how cute these cookies look!

    Susan | SusanLoves…

  96. Adorable!!!

  97. Now I know why I don’t have a speck of creativity. You literally have it all. So adorable.

  98. Whale cute :)! Do you have your recipe for the royal icing for piping/flooding?

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