These adorable little Sugar Cookie Houses make perfect little Hot Chocolate Mug Perches. Or you could slip them on coffee mugs, or tea. They look adorable and taste amazing! They also make perfect little gifts for family and friends.
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If you are a regular reader you likely know I made some Mini Gingerbread House Hot Chocolate Mug Perches not long ago. I loved them so much I just had to adapt them and make them again. They are so worth the effort they take. They are not difficult to make, just a bit tedious and time consuming. But the results are so worth it.
I love Hot Chocolate and have made two Hot Chocolate recipes thus far for Christmas Week. You can check out my Coconut Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Covered Spoons which would go perfectly with these little houses. I also made Peppermint Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Wands which would also go perfectly with these adorable little houses.
Make sure you set aside a good chunk of time to make these. I make my dough the day before, then leave it in the fridge overnight. Then I make the cookies and assemble them the same day. Sometimes I decorate the houses the same day. However if you’re concerned about breaking them you can let them set up the day you make them then decorate them the next day. So when I say set aside some time to make these that is why. It’s sort of a recipe that requires stages. Again, these cuties are totally worth it though.
This time I decorated late so I may take some better photos for you later in the day. The icing takes awhile to set up and with my kitchen in reno chaos I’ve had a hard time keeping up with Christmas Week. Hopefully the project is done soon. Otherwise I may lose my mind. Baking and decorating cookies with renos happening around you is a serious buzz-kill. I find it hard to be creative in chaotic environments. I have no idea why.
But it’s all worth it when I see these cookies houses. For me sugar cookies just scream “holidays”. I love them so much. They are so fun to make and I love that you can get the kids involved in making and decorating them. To me it’s not Christmas until we make a big batch of sugar cookies. I think this just took them to the next level. I mean look at these things. Gorgeous!
Normally I’d give you a recipe right now but I used the exact same recipe with no adaptations from Martha Stewart. So instead of posting them here I’m just go to direct you over there. I used Martha Stewart’s Sugar Cookie Cutouts for the cookie houses, and I used Martha Stewart’s Royal Icing Recipe for frosting them. To learn how to make the shapes and put them together I invite you to visit Not Martha for her straight forward and beautiful photos of how to do this.
I’m going to try to put together a tutorial for these if I find some time. We’ll see how the weekend goes. I want to make another version of these while my son visits. They are just so cute I’ve become completely addicted to them. You will too.
Visit all the other Christmas Week Peeps for more Holiday Baking Goodness:
- Eggnog Cookie Truffles by The Weekend Gourmet
- Spiked Candy Cane Hot Chocolate by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks:
- Gingerbread Texas Sheet Cake with Lemon Frosting by Chocolate Moosey
- Swirl Cookies by Noshing With The Nolands
- Caramel Apples by My Catholic Kitchen
- Homemade Caramels by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Puff Pastry Ravioli Mince Pies by Food Lust People Love
- Mounds Brownie Cupcakes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Hot Chocolate Pull Apart Bread by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
- Sugared Grape and Phyllo Tart by See Aimee Cook
- Taffy Tan Fudge by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies by Cooking In Stilettos
- Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread by Liv Life
- White Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Devil’s Food Cake Cookies by Try Anything Once Culinary
- Cinnamon Whiskey Balls by Home Cooking Memories
- Pumpkin Chiffon Pie by Jen’s Favorite Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Candy Cane Blossoms by Like Mother Like Daughter
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