How To Make Easy Shark Cookies

These bright blue Shark Cookies are the perfect last-minute party dessert! Add them to your list of Shark Party Ideas that take almost no thought or effort.

You can throw an epic shark-themed party even if you’re too busy to plan or decorate. They also make a great Shark Week cookie! You just need the right recipe and decorations – and these cookies are super-simple.

All you need is a basic understanding of how to pipe frosting. Once you know how to do that, you are ready to make some fun shark cookies that everyone will enjoy.

Shark cookies on a white plate with blue icing and a gummy shark.

Desserts and party snacks don’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s the easiest desserts that often look and taste the best.

In fact, you can get most of the ingredients and supplies premade, saving you even more time.

Keep reading and learn how to make effortless shark cookies that you can decorate in 10 minutes or less.

Decorating Tips

To make the frosting look more like ocean waves, combine white, blue, and teal frosting to the same piping bag.

I have all of the exact steps, explaining how to do that, outlined in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Optionally, you could also just add one shade of blue frosting to the cookies. The marbling makes it look more like an ocean, but plain blue frosting can work too.

Shark Cookies Ingredients

The base of the cookies is a homemade sugar cookie. To make decorating easier, bake some crispy sugar cookies, not the soft or fluffy kind.

Then, I used a homemade buttercream frosting for the blue ocean-colored icing on top.

You can make it easier by buying and decorating store-bought sugar cookies and dying a tub of frosting blue.

Either way, these cookies are simple and fun to decorate.

Here is what you’ll need from the store if you want to bake the sugar cookies:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
Shark cookies on a baking cooling rack with blue icing and a gummy shark.

And this is what you’ll need in order to make the frosting:

How To Store Frosted Cookies

I normally store cookies at room temperature, but with the homemade buttercream frosting, they will need to be refrigerated.

Place the cookies in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Don’t freeze the frosted or decorated cookies. You can freeze the baked sugar cookies if you need to make them ahead.

Baked sugar cookies will stay fresh in the freezer for up to six months.

white bowls of ingredients to make shark sugar cookies

More Shark Party Ideas

Want more ideas of things to serve or have at your shark party? Here are some of my favorite shark themed party ideas!

Hosting the perfect shark week party can be so much fun – and doesn’t have to be stressful.

Stacked Shark cookies on a white background with blue icing and a gummy shark.

Here’s the recipe for both the sugar cookies and the homemade blue and white frosting. It might surprise you just how easy they are to make and decorate.

Shark cookies on a baking cooling rack with blue icing and a gummy shark.
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Shark Cookies

These bright blue Shark Cookies are the perfect last-minute party dessert! Homemade sugar cookies and buttercream frosting – YUM!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: shark cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 296kcal


  • Piping Bag
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Tray


Sugar Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Buttercream Frosting

  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Blue Gel Food Coloring
  • Teal Gel Food Coloring
  • 24 Gummy Sharks


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    sugar cookie dough mixed in a bowl
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    bowl of butter mixed in a mixing bowl
  • Add egg, egg yolk, and 2 tsp. vanilla, mix well.
  • Slowly add flour mixture, mixing as you go. If dough becomes too thick, use cookie dough beaters or fold the mixture together until everything is incorporated.
  • Use a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to scoop the cookies onto the lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
    raw sugar cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, until edges of cookies are golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly, then move them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
    cookies on a baking cooling rack
  • For the frosting, beat 1 cup of butter, until smooth.
  • Mix in salt, and 1 tsp. Vanilla.
  • Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing to combine.
    bowl of white icing
  • Divide the frosting mixture in half into two separate bowls.
  • To the first bowl, add 3-4 drops of blue food coloring. Mix well.
    bowl of light blue icing
  • To the second bowl, add 3-4 drops of teal food coloring and mix well.
    light green icing
  • To combine the frostings together, lay out two pieces of plastic wrap.
  • Add the blue frosting to one and the teal frosting to the other.
  • Wrap up the frostings inside the plastic wrap, twisting the ends.
    blue and light green icing wrapped individually in plastic wrap with the ends twisted shut.
  • Snip off one of the twisted ends of the wrap.
  • To a piping bag with a 4B star tip, add both colors, with the end you cut towards the bottom near the piping tip.
    blue and light green icing wrapped individually in plastic wrapped and placed in an icing bag with a star tip.
  • Gently squeeze the bag with even pressure so that the colors come out together.
  • Add frosting to your cookies, and top with a gummy shark.
    sugar cookie with swirled blue icing.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Shark cookies on a white plate and cookies on a cooling rack with blue icing and a gummy shark.

Enjoy these tasty shark cookies…don’t forget to make them before heading to pool parties or the beach!

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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