Simple Baby Face cookies for the new mom in your life. These quick and easy cookies are the perfect bite-sized dessert for a baby shower.

mini cookies made to look like baby faces shown with hearts and baby chick cookies

Baby Face Cookies

One of my dear friends is having a baby girl this month and I am so excited for her! When I was asked to bring some goodies to her baby shower I knew that I wanted to make sweet little baby face cookies. The theme of the shower was “This Chick is About to Hatch.” I planned on making the baby faces and hearts, but the chicks were a last-minute decision…and I loved them. I used mini chocolate chip sprinkles for the beaks.

Close up of smiling face cookie to look like a happy baby face

The baby face cookie could not be simpler. I was inspired by Sue of Munchkin Munchies – I loved how she used edible food coloring markers to draw simple faces. It was fun to get creative and think of all of the little baby faces my little men used to make. I miss looking down into those beautiful blue eyes for hours every day (and night!).

Simple Baby Shower Cookies

  1. Make simple cut-out cookies in a circle shape. Cool completely.
  2. Make royal icing in any skin tone. (2022 update- need to address this!)
  3. Make royal icing in a pale pink color for rosy cheeks.
  4. While the skin tone is still wet, drop 2 dots of pink icing for the cheeks.
  5. Dry completely (overnight is probably best).
  6. Use an edible food marker or thin black icing to complete the baby face cookies.


Baby Face Cookies shown with various expressions

You can find my favorite sugar cookie recipe here. I used Callye’s 20 Second Royal Icing since I was only filling a simple circle and didn’t need an outline and a flood icing.

This would make a great present for a new mom too. I’m sure any new mommy would love something cute to munch on during those middle-of-the-night feedings.

**You can find edible food markers on Amazon or at most craft/cake supply stores with a 40% off coupon.