These adorable cookies are easy to make and one of my favorite horse party ideas!
If you’re planning a horse-themed party, you must make this adorable (and easy) horse cookie recipes. It’s one of my favorite horse party ideas! These cute cookies come together quickly and are super adorable. They’re perfect if you need Kentucky Derby party recipes, too.
Horse Party Ideas
Whether you’re looking for horse party ideas for a birthday or Kentucky Derby recipes, these easy cookies really fit the bill. You can easily make them with a few simple steps and some easy to find ingredients.
Recently, I spent the afternoon with my friends from WNEP’s Home & Backyard. We made some fun Kentucky Derby food, including this Horse Cookies recipe and a Kentucky Derby Mint Julep. As always, Jackie and I had a great time making these adorable treats.
How to Make Horse Cookie Recipes
Making these cookies are quite simple. Everything you need can be purchased – you don’t need to make anything from scratch if you don’t want to. But, if you prefer to make your own frosting, you may certainly do so.
These cookies start by sticking a mini Nilla Wafer to a Milano cookie using frosting.
Then, use the frosting to stick the candy eyes to the Milano cookie.
Next, add a tuft of the horse’s mane to the top of the cookie and an ear on each side of the mane.
Then comes the reigns.
Last, add the nostrils and mouth.
The finished cookies are absolutely adorable! And, they couldn’t be easier to assemble.
Tips for Making Horse Cookies
Following these tips will ensure you can easily make these cookies quickly and efficiently.
- Inspect the cookies for chips and flaws. Use the prettiest side of the Milano cookie for the top.
- Inspect the Nilla wafters for chips and flaws, too.
- If making a big batch of these cookies, you may want to complete the same step on all of the cookies before moving on to the next step.
- Allow the cookies to dry completely before storing them.
- Do not stack the cookies on top of each other.
Looking for More Horse Party Ideas
Recommended Tools for Making this Horse Cookie Recipe
- Chocolate frosting in a piping bag <= Brilliant!
- Piping Bag with regular tip
- Candy Eye Balls
- Gel Frosting Tubes
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Easy Horse Cookies
- 1 6 oz package Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies
- 12-15 mini Nilla Wafer cookies
- 24-30 candy eyes
- 1 cup vanilla frosting - in a piping bag fitted with a regular tip
- 1 cup chocolate frosting - in a piping bag fitted with a star tip
- 1 tube black gel frosting
- Assorted tubes of colored gel frosting
- Place a small amount of vanilla frosting on the back of a Nilla Wafer; Place Nilla Wafer on bottom half of a Milano cookie.
- Place a small amount of vanilla frosting on the back of 2 eyes; Place eyes on the top end of the Milano cookie, about 1/4 of the distance between the top of the cookie and the Nilla Wafer.
- Use the chocolate frosting to create a tuft of horse mane in the center of the top of the Milano cookie.
- Use the vanilla frosting to create ears on either side of the tuft of mane on the top of the Milano cookie.
- Use the colored gel frosting to draw an arced lined slightly above the Nilla Wafer to resemble the horse's reigns.
- Use the black gel frosting to draw two nostrils and a mouth on the Nilla Wafer.
- Repeat these steps for all remaining cookies.
- All frosting to set before serving.
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- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.
*I came across these adorable cookies here. She was so clever to come up with them. We really had a great time re-creating them.