Shark Week: Sharknado Cookies

by Jennifer on August 9, 2013

in Shark Week Desserts, Sugar Cookies

Sharknado Cookies by


(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check this out)

A sequel is already planned for this hilariously awful franchise, entitled, “Sharknado 2: The Second One.” But, I was kinda hoping for another shark-related natural disaster. Like…





Ok, maybe not that last one.

Sharknado Cookies by

I KNEW I had to make Sharknado cookies to celebrate the end of Shark Week. I mean, seriously. This is irrelevant pop culture at it’s finest – it draws me in like a moth to a flame. Or a shark getting sucked into a tornado. Same ‘dif.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Shark Week: Sharknado Cookies
  • Hand-cut sugar cookies shaped like tornadoes
  • Mini shark template for transfers (and a screen protector)
  • Royal icing, tinted white and gray
  • Black food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • Small paintbrush (for food use only)
  1. Create mini shark royal icing transfers (see my tutorial here). To achieve my gray, I used a small amount of black food coloring and a pinch of navy blue.
  2. Outline and flood tornado cookies with white icing. Let dry.
  3. Paint tornado onto cookies with black food coloring (you can also pipe these instead, if you prefer). Allow to dry.
  4. Attach mini sharks to tornado with royal icing.




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1 susie August 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

hahahaha! these are hilarious! I finally tuned in yesterday for 2 very gruesome hours. Then I asked if we could change our Hawaiian vacation to a lake….they have a shark called a cookie cutter shark, only 20″ long….if I get bit it would be this one, total irony!


2 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

The acting is SO bad, but it is worth it for the hilariously awful moments :)


3 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 9, 2013 at 9:58 am


Duude, I can’t wait for the sequel. I bet Tara Reid’s bank account can’t wait either!


4 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

Oh, Tara Reid. She needs the work, poor dear ;)


5 Baker Becky August 9, 2013 at 10:08 am

OMG!!! This is my teenage son’s favorite movie! He would LOVE these cookies! Very creative!


6 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thanks so much, Becky! :)


7 Baker Becky August 9, 2013 at 10:10 am

I’m co-hosting a linky party for yummy sweet treats….you should bring these by and share them!


8 Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen August 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

Sharknado is seriously my favorite ever. So hilariously and wonderfully bad! I love these cookies! So creative and perfect for shark themed marathons!


9 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

Thank you so much, Faith! :)


10 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

Hahaha! These Sharknado cookies are so cute and fun, Jennifer! You did a swell job. Love all the detail. Thanks for sharing and have a great summer weekend, girl! xo


11 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

Thanks, Stacy! I hope you have an awesome weekend too! :)


12 Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings August 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

How cute are these– now off the check out that link :)


13 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 11:40 am
14 Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

Seriously…the cutest.


15 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

Thanks, Cathy! :)


16 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me August 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’ve been wondering what this sharknado business was about. Thanks for the link and for your adorably goofy cookies! Love ‘em as I do all of your wacky cookie designs! :)


17 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

Thanks, Michelle! It is quite the hoot :)


18 Shelan August 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

These are so fun and hilarious! I would love to have an episode on shark week dedicated to the research of sharknados…


19 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

That should be in the Discovery programming next year FOR SURE. Like a Mythbusters episode :)


20 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

ahahahaaaaaaaa omg


21 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm
22 Sue {munchkin munchies} August 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Jennifer, I went to the link and all I can say is WOW:) Your cookies are actually a quite tame and cute tribute to the movie!


23 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Thanks, Sue! I think they are a bit cuter than the movie, for sure! :)


24 Mike @ Semi Sweet August 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

These are fin-tastic, Jennifer! :-P I love when you do decorated cookies. Pinned and FB shared!


25 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I know – it had been so long since I posted sugar cookies!


26 Mimi @ Culinary Couture August 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Lol! I love all of this year’s Shark Week creations! You are truly talented!


27 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Thank you, Mimi! :)


28 The Partiologist August 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Oh Jennifer – you crack me up!! Love the shark forecast…Totally cute!


29 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thanks, Kim! :)


30 Kelly Stephens August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Yesssss. I have been hearing so much about Sharknado and now I am even more intrigued. I think this pretty much takes care of date night for the weekend. Done and done.


31 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Awesome, Kelly! So glad you like them :)


32 The Bearfoot Baker August 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Bahahahaha! I saw a clip of sharknado the other day and couldn’t stop laughing! I can’t tell you how happy I am that you made these cookies!! You are amazing! These cookies couldn’t be any better!


33 Jennifer August 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Thanks so much, Lisa! :)


34 Lisa @hooplapalooza August 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

well Jennifer, you gone and cracked me up :>D such hilarity in this original cookie!


35 Jennifer August 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Thank you, Lisa! :)


36 Jamie@Milk N Cookies August 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

How fun! Love how creative you were with these! I missed Sharknado, but these cookies are making me wish I’d tuned in. At least there will be a sequel I can catch.


37 Jennifer August 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I’m SURE they are showing repeats on the SyFy channel, Jamie! :)


38 Samina | The Cupcake Confession August 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

hahah!!! These sharknado cookies are soooooo cool!!!!!! It’s soooo artistic and I’m in love with these ! :D


39 Jennifer August 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Thanks so much, Samina! :)


40 Monet August 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

The one time I really wish we had cable: shark week. I should make cookies like this to help me get over my sadness on missing out on all the shark fun! Thank you for sharing. These are just adorable.


41 Jennifer August 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I’ve thought of giving up cable any times because of the cost, but I just don’t think we could handle it ;) You have my respect, for sure!


42 Zainab @ Blahnik Baker August 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm

These are so cute! My mother-in-law watched it and has been talking about it for weeks! I need to show her these cookies :)


43 Jennifer August 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Thanks so much, Zainab!


44 Paula August 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

Crazy cute!


45 Asmita September 18, 2013 at 8:23 am

Love these!


46 Jennifer September 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

Thanks, Asmita! :)


47 Nicole September 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Those Sharknado cookies are HYSTERICAL!!! I LOVE them! I saw your link up on The Bearfoot Baker and could not resist telling you how amazing they are!


48 Jennifer September 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Aww, thanks so much, Nicole! I’m so glad you like them :)


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