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What You'll Need:
First, you'll want to create the mask templates. You can do this by downloading the templates below and tracing onto a piece of parchment paper. (The bunny mask should measure 8x6 inches and the raccoon mask should measure 6x7 inches.) You will only need the outline of the mask to create the template from the rolled cookie dough.
After mixing your sugar cookie dough, place a piece of parchment paper on your surface. Lightly dust the parchment paper with flour and then roll out your dough. Place the mask templates.
Using a crafts knife, cut around both patterns. Place a wooden skewer on top of the cookies and press additional cookie dough on the top to help secure the skewer.
Flip the cookie masks to another piece of parchment (so that the extra dough bakes on the bottom of the cookie) and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven as the edges just start to slightly brown.
Prepare a batch of royal icing. Thin your icing with a spray bottle of water to help control the amount of liquid for thinning. You want the icing to a flood consistency, which means it takes about 15 seconds to spread.
Tip: To make it easier to switch icing colors and use only one decorating bag instead of one for each color, wrap the icing in plastic wrap and thread through the bag (pictured). This makes it easy to remove the decorating tip and switch to the next color.
You will need to mix gray, black, and pink royal icing colors, along with plain white royal icing. For the bunny mask, use the white royal icing to pipe the bunny outline as shown.
After the outlined icing sets a bit, flood the bunny cheeks, both ears, and one tooth (you want one tooth to set up before you pipe the second tooth so there are two distinct teeth instead of one giant tooth). Place white sugar pearls for the bunny whiskers while the icing is wet or come back after the icing sets and pipe three little dots of white icing.
Continue flooding the rest of the bunny face and the second tooth.
For the raccoon mask, pipe and fill the white portions of the raccoon mask. Continue with the gray sections. You can also fill the bunny nose with the gray icing now. Pipe and fill the black portion of the raccoon mask.
Let the black icing set up before piping the raccoon nose, so the nose does not spread into the raccoon's black mask. Fill the pink bunny ears and black raccoon nose.
The masks are ready for play after the royal icing dries.
Note About Royal Icing: If you're feeling intimidated by royal icing, you could also decorate the masks with frosting. Better yet, you could have the kids decorate their own animal cookie masks.
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