I “mustache” you a question… do you love cookies? Do you love mustache shaped everything? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’re in luck! Read on you mustache cookie lover you.
I recently product tested Beau-coup’s “My Little Man” mustache cookie cutter. Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re fully aware of the mustache everything trend. So as a cookie loving, trendster myself, there’s nothing better than the idea of mustache shaped cookies.
To start, here’s my go-to sugar cookie recipe (adapted from All Recipes). This recipe is super simple with its short ingredient and instruction list. Oh, did we mention the most important part? It’s freaking delicious!
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Simple right?! This short list of ingredients will satisfy your need for preservative free, clean-tasting cookies. Next step, assemble!
1) In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3) Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
- If you have the option, a food processor will do great in lieu of a mixer! (It’s creates less of a splatterry mess)
- Be sure to chill the dough thoroughly. The recipe calls for one hour minimum, but refrigerating overnight is a better bet
- Do not roll out too thin. The high percentage of butter in this recipe makes the dough a bit flimsy, so be sure you have enough dough to work with
Product Test Findings:
Drumroll… Here’s where I tested the mustache cookie cutter. So, how did it hold up? The answer is beautifully! Once all the dough was rolled out, I used the cookie cutter to create almost 50 cookies! It was easy to handle, cuts each cookie evenly, and the stainless steel allowed for easy dough removal.
Time To Decorate
Now that the cookies are baked and you’re waiting for them to cool, it’s a good time to begin making the frosting.
Keeping in the theme of simple, this frosting has only two ingredients: powdered sugar and milk! That’s it! (Well and a dash of love from our “Whisked Away” heart whisks if you can…)
For this project, I wanted a frosting thick enough to create structured lines but runny enough to “flood” the middle properly. I whisked together 2 cups of powdered sugar to 3 tablespoons of 2% milk. Add food coloring (as much as needed for the desired color) at the end.
The baked results: Aren’t those little guys so cute!? Thanks little mustache cookie cutter!
When the cookies have cooled completely, begin your decorating. Start at the edges and work your way in. Line the border of the cookies and then when you begin flooding, use a skewer (a toothpick or chopstick will do fine too) to start dragging the puddles of frosting together. This method will create a flush and streak-free frosted look.
It can take about an hour for your now frosted cookies to fully dry. But the wait will be worth it because you’ll end with these little guys!
Can cookies be handsome? Because, that’s what they are… so handsome!
Have fun with your frosting colors. Here’s a blue frosted mustache cookie for example. (Confession, I totally polished this guy off – along with a few of his buddies – with a couple shots of milk from our shot glass votive holder and vintage milk jar.) Delish!
In conclusion, if you love cookies and mustache shaped everything, then this cookie cutter is a mustache must-have!