How to Draw a Cookie Step by Step

This tutorial shows how to draw a chocolate chip cookie in four steps. It’s a short, simple and can be good for beginners that want to draw something easy.

Cookie drawing step by step
Cookie drawing step by step

Start the tutorial in pencil in so that you can easily erase any potential mistakes.

Step 1 – Draw an Outline of the Cookie

Cookie outline drawing
Cookie outline drawing

Start by drawing an outline of the entire cookie. Though cookies are round when viewed on an angle like this one it will appear to be more of an oval so draw it accordingly.

You can deliberately make the line wobbly as these types of cookies often have a slightly uneven shape.

Step 2 – Draw The Chocolate Chips

Cookie chocolate chip drawing
Cookie chocolate chip drawing

Inside the cookie outline draw the chocolate chips. To make these look more realistic draw them at different angles with some only partially sticking out of the cookie.

You can look at the different examples as for how to draw different variations of them.

Step 3 – Draw the the Cracks

Cookie line drawing
Cookie line drawing

Finally add some folds/cracks that form in the dough as a cookie is backing. You can generally draw these as though they are wrapping around the shape of the cookie

Once done go over the drawing with a think black marker or a black pen. You can also just darken the outlines with a pencil if you prefer.

Step 4 – Color the Cookie

Cookie drawing
Cookie drawing

To color the cookie you can use paints, markers, colored pencils or some combination of these.

When coloring the chocolate chips leave a tiny white area for the highlight (light reflecting from them) to show that the chips are melted and shiny. To not make the highlights seem to bright you can then color this are with a much lighter brown.

You can use a marker for the darker chocolate chips and a brown pencil for the highlights.

Color the cookie itself a yellow/orange/brown. This is probably easiest to do with either mixing some water based paints. Alternatively you can also go over it with a few layers of colored pencils to get a similar color.

Conclusion

This is a very short and simple tutorial as there really isn’t that much drawing a cookie like this one. For more food related tutorial (sweet stuff in particular) see: