Sugar Cookie Mug Toppers How-To

By Heather Thoming
Created December 8, 2016
Sugar Cookie Mug Toppers
Wow your guests this holiday season with these stunning and scrumptious sugar cookie mug toppers! MORE+ LESS-

There’s nothing more magical than a cup of hot cocoa and some lovely cookies to share with friends and family during the holiday season. There’s just something so warm and nostalgic about it. Why not try kicking it up a notch by making these fun mug toppers? Don’t worry; it won’t take you hours and hours of prep. All you need is some Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough and a little bit of time and creativity. 

Place the cookie dough into the freezer for several hours or until completely frozen.

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough

Preheat oven to 375°F and remove the cookie dough from the freezer. Cut dough into 1/2-inch slices.

A roll of cookie dough cut into slices

Using a small, basic shape cookie or fondant cutter, cut out your mug toppers. You will need two sizes of cutters, small and medium. I found my small cutters in the cake decorating section of my local craft store. They are normally fondant cutters. Make sure you use a basic shape. This dough does not work well with ornate shapes like snowflakes and such.

Cookie dough and cookie cutters on a floured cutting boards

Quickly, while the dough is still frozen, place your cut-out cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. 

Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes. With a small paring knife, cut a small wedge out of the cookie.

Baked sugar cookies

Then place on your mug to let the cookie cool completely. You may need to mold the cookie a bit to the mug carefully. The smaller cookie also helps to balance the larger cookie. 

Once the cookies are cool, place your melting chocolate into a double boiler and melt. Then carefully dip the top of the smaller cookie into the melting chocolate and place on a parchment lined sheet. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has set. 

Remove from the fridge. Get a glass or bowl of warm water and your paring knife. Place knife into the warm water and let the knife warm. Remove from water, dry off and then use knife to remove any chocolate that has covered the little wedge that you cut out earlier. 

Place mug toppers on your mugs and fill mugs with your favorite hot beverage.

Sugar Cookie Mug Toppers