Sunday, January 26, 2014

Top of the Mug Cookies (Tutorial)

I love hot chocolate and hot tea in the winter time.
Even though I'm not a coffee drinker......
my husband always says I like a tiny bit of coffee with my cream and sweetener. haha

Before Christmas, I saw this really cute display in a catalog
with a bird's eye view of a mug of hot cocoa and a snowflake marshmallow.
I cut it out and hug it on my desk......wanting to remember the idea for after Christmas.

And here they are..... "top of the mug" cookies.

A large circle cutter with a small rectangle cutter are pieced together to make the mug.
Or  just hand cut the rectangle and add it to the circle.
Easy peasy.......

Outline and flood the top of the handle and a thick rim around the mug in your choice glaze color.

After it has dried for at least 30 min (longer if you're worried about bleeding color),
add light or dark brown glaze to the center of the mug (depends on your drink of choice, haha).

If you want to make "swirly cream",
add white glaze in a swirly pattern while brown glaze is still wet.

Even though real marshmallows (store bought or homemade) could be used
for the top of the hot cocoa,
you can also make some glaze transfers to look like yummy marshmallows.

Trace the pattern you want to follow (snowflake, etc) onto parchment paper,
and then pipe white glaze over the pattern.
While it is still wet, sprinkle powdered sugar over it.

Finish up the mug details by piping an outline around the mug rim and the handle top
with a 1.5 PME tip in the same glaze color.

Once the transfers have dried overnight,
carefully peel them off the parchment paper and shake off the powdered sugar.
"Glue" the "marshmallows" onto the top of the "cocoa" with some extra glaze.

Mmmm.......double the cocoa with hot cocoa cookies. :)

Winter 2014 Cookie Collection


cookiecrazielady said...

It's the truth, Paula. The possibilties are ENDless! :) ♥

Nancy@SeasonsOfJoy said...

Love these, they make me all warm and cozy feeling!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Nancy. I know what you mean when you say that "warm and cozy feeling". Me too. :) ♥

sweetsugarbelle said...

These are REALLY cute! Love the idea!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Callye! :) ♥

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