Mini Sugar Cookie Houses aka Hot Chocolate Mug Perches

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. 

Mini Sugar Cookie Houses for Hot Chocolate Mug Perches | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super cute and fun to make!

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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!

Mini Sugar Cookie Houses for Hot Chocolate Mug Perches | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super cute and fun to make!

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.

Mini Sugar Cookie Houses for Hot Chocolate Mug Perches | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super cute and fun to make!

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  1. Tina Truex says

    I would let me daughter make meatloaf. She makes scrumptious meatloaf and will be home from college soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      I love meatloaf. It’s so under-rated in my opinion. Hope you enjoy your time with her. Lots of best wishes for the holidays and the new year Tina. Good luck. xx

  2. says

    You are SO darn crafty! My houses would never fit together this perfectly…but it would definitely be a fun project to try (as well as yummy!).

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      They are fabulous. If you make mistakes you can use a damp q-tip to touch them up. I jazzed this up a bit the other night. I always forget how much they need to be layered with things. Hard to do all in one sitting.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Ha, thanks. I need to post some updated pics of these. I’ve been playing with them so more.

      I am so glad we did this again this year. Just remind me not to do renos next year please. xx

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks so much Kim. I love doing projects like this with the kids. It’s just good fun and it’s cool to have those memories and traditions.

  3. Cathy Urban says

    What a great idea! The kids will love doing these and eating them as well.
    The traditional gingerbread houses tend to sit out during the entire holiday period
    and don’t get completely eaten!

  4. Mandy Shannon says

    I’d definitely use it to slow cook a brisket in the oven first. Has to be my favorite meat to do in the oven. My grandmother taught me her recipe long ago and it’s the best brisket I’ve ever had. And I’m a born and raised Texan! 😉

  5. Sally Tews says

    keeping my fingers crossed~but can’t decide wich color pan. :-) :-)
    Felt a little silly this morn, 😉
    I am ready to make some lasagna.

    • Kim Beaulieu says


      I do believe I have an email from you in my inbox. I emailed you addy to the gal who wrote the book. She’ll ship it to you. Just hit me up when it arrives so I know it made it safely. Congrats on winning that one.

      Good luck on this one.

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