Saucy up your next event with these mustache cookie pops. Everyone loves a prop they can eat!
Step 1: Make your cookie dough
While the dough is chilling, it's time to make your cookie cutters!
Step 2: Prep materials
First I cut the tops and bottoms off of the cleaned soda cans with the knife.
Then I cut a line vertically through the can with the scissors.
Next I used a ruler to measure and guide my knife to cut the sheets into long strips (about 3/4" wide).
Then staple some strips together. Now you're ready to make mustaches!
Step 3: Design your 'stache
Then bend your aluminum strips to fit the shape of your designs. Even the staples will bend.
Staple together the finished piece and trim away excess.
I next added handles to the cutters to help them keep their shape and make it easier to lift them from the dough later on.
Step 4: Cut Cookies
Firmly press your cutters into the dough. Lift the plastic wrap from the counter to help separate the cookie shapes, and place them on a lined baking sheet. Gently insert sticks into the dough .
Bake according to recipe directions. These were baked at 350F (180C) for 12 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking time to ensure even browning.
As you can see, the cookies spread very little in the oven, and maintained their distinct shapes!
Step 5: Decorate!
Step 6: Strike a Pose!