Easy Frosted Shark Cookies

5 from 2 votes

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Short on time, but looking for a cute cookie? These frosted shark cookies are done and decorated in less than 30 minutes!

Make them for an ocean-themed party, shark week, or when you need a fun idea for a class party. Kids love these yummy cookies.

A plate of cookies with gummy sharks and graham crackers crumbs on it.
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Shark lovers will especially get a kick out of these treats. Make it a party with some shark popsicles or a colorful shark candy board.

Why I Love This Recipe

  • Easy premade ingredients.
  • Cute cookie anyone can make.
  • Fun kids’ activity.

Ingredients Needed

Here is a preview of what you need for this dessert. Please see the ingredients and detailed instructions in the recipe card.

Graham crackers, cookies, and graham crackers.


If you want to skip the baking and mixing altogether, use storebought sugar cookies and blue frosting.

How to Make Frosted Shark Cookies

This easy recipe is enjoyable to make with kids. It would make a great activity to do for a birthday party.

Or bring the baked cookies to a class party and let each child decorate their own.

A baking sheet with cookie dough on it.

Step 1: Place cookie pieces on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake according to package instructions.

A bowl of frosting and food coloring with a blue and white striped towel.

Step 2: Mix white frosting and blue gel food coloring together until you reach your desired shade of blue.

Graham crackers in a bag with a rolling pin.

Step 3: Add Graham crackers to a zip-top bag and crush them using your fist or a rolling pin.

Cookies with blue icing on a cooling rack.

Step 4: Once cookies have cooled, spread a thin layer of frosting on top of each cookie.

Cookies with blue icing and graham cracker crumbs on a cooling rack.

Step 5: Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on half of each cookie to create “sand.”

Two cookies decorated with blue and yellow icing on a cooling rack.

Step 6: Place a gummy shark on each cookie and enjoy!

Recipe Tip

Using food coloring allows you to adjust the shade to your liking. Feel free to use blue frosting instead if you like that shade, and skip this step.

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Easy Shark Sugar Cookies

5 from 2 votes
These frosted shark cookies are done and decorated in less than 30 minutes!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies


  • 1 package sugar cookie dough
  • 14 oz white frosting
  • blue food coloring, to desired color
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed
  • 24 Gummy sharks


  • Bake the sugar cookie dough according to the package instructions and allow to cool completely.
  • Combine the white icing and blue food coloring until your desired shade of blue is reached.
  • Place the graham crackers in a bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine crumbs.
  • Spread the icing in a thin layer over the top of each cookie.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over half the cookie, then place one gummy shark on the other half of the cookie.


Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container. 
TIP: If you want to skip the added food coloring, use blue frosting. 


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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