Normally, I wouldn’t be thrilled to run into a mouse, but when it’s an adorable Christmas cookie mouse decorated by my talented friend Kari, of Yankee Girl Yummies, who can complain?
It’s that time of year again! The most wonderful time of the year! Rosy cheeks, roaring fireplaces, cozy mittens, shopping for special gifts… and cookiers pulling all-nighters while popping Ibuprofen!
Don’t fret! I’m here today to show you a new, cute holiday cookie design!
I hope that you didn’t put away your fall cutters yet. Maybe you’ve got a pumpkin cutter laying around somewhere still? I hope so because that’s what you’re going to need to make ‘Christmas Mouse’!
You are going to need:
- A pumpkin cutter (with stem)
- Black and red food writer
- Pink royal icing (15 – 20 seconds)
- Very light gray royal icing (15- 20 seconds)
- Sanding sugar
- Red royal icing (15 – 20 seconds)
- Yellow royal icing (15 – 20 seconds)
- Black royal icing (60 seconds)
- Toothpick or scribe tool
- Heat fan (optional)
- Pink petal dust
- Q-tip/paint brush for petal dust
Let’s get started! Bake up your pumpkin cookie.
Flood his body and the outer part of his ears using the light gray royal icing. Remember to cover any food writer on the cookie! This is a time when I’d use that *optional* heat fan. It will help you with any potential craters. The cookie really just needs a few minutes in front of the fan for the royal icing to set. If you don’t have one, ask Santa to bring you one. A dehydrator would also work as well!
Now that your face is dry, you can start adding some details. Using red royal icing, add his Santa hat. His nose and eyes can also be added. Use your toothpick or scribe tool to move around and smooth out the icing as needed. I used a thick black icing for the eyes so that the icing didn’t spread at all. The part of his scarf around his neck can also be added now. I placed my cookie in front of the heat fan after adding these details as well!!
He’s almost done! Before moving on though – make sure that all of your icing is pretty much dry. We’re about to break out the sanding sugar and you know what happens when the sanding sugar comes out! It’ll stick to any surface that’s wet. With that being said, use the same light gray royal icing (that you flooded his body with) and sanding sugar to finish up his Santa hat. For his rosy cheeks, I used a Q-tip to apply a bit of pink petal dust. And to finish up his scarf, I used a red food writer to draw on some cute stripes.
To watch a video of how this cookie was made, click here.
Thanks so much to all of you for reading along! And thanks so much to Sweet Sugarbelle for inviting me over!