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.
Or just hand cut the rectangle and add it to the circle.
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
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 pleasure......hot cocoa with hot cocoa cookies. :)
Winter 2014 Cookie Collection