Why is everything just cuter once you put a face on it? These cookies are no exception, and I decided to make some fun cookies for a work craft/bake sale and thought these would be a fun treat people could buy for others (or themselves). I packaged them as “Santa’s milk and cookies” but there’s no reason why they need to be Santa specific!
For the glasses of milk, I had a cutter the shape of a rectangular gift tag, so I used that and lobbed off the top using a large circle cutter to get the curvature for the top of the glass.
I used a darker blue icing to do the outline of the glass. By the time I finished all the glasses, I was able to go back to the first one and start flooding the inside of the cookie with the milk as well as a lighter blue to represent the glass transparency. I let those set overnight.
The little chocolate chip cookies cookies were easy enough to make with various sized circle cutters. I filled the cookies with a light brown icing and then immediately piped dark “chocolate chip” dots with a darker royal icing.
For both cookies I let it set completely before putting on their eyes and smiles. The eyes were done by dabbing a dot of black royal icing on the cookie using a toothpick, and then using that same toothpick to do the smile.
Once those set completely, I went in with a toothpick and white food coloring (I use Americolor, for all my coloring) and dabbed a small reflection in their eyes.
Packed up and ready to go!
These are probably one of my favorite cookie sets I’ve done so far. And like I said already, everything is just that much cuter once you put a little smiley face on it!! Enjoy!