Super Mario Mushroom Cookies

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These Super Mario Mushroom cookies are super tasty and are cuter than a button mushroom to boot! They involve a bit of pound cake with a brightly iced, melt-in-your mouth, shortbread-like cookie top.
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Step 1: Assemble Your Ingredients

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Ingredients for the Mushrooms' Body and Top

    1 cup butter (two sticks...yes, two sticks!)
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 cup pecans (walnuts or hazelnuts work as well)
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Pound cake (a frozen loaf is fine, that's what I used)
    Black decorator’s gel
    Red and green food coloring
    White frosting or white fondant

Ingredients for Royal Icing (Using Egg Whites)

    1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 egg white

I used the above recipe, but if you have young 'uns in your household, you may want to try the below recipe for royal icing instead:

Ingredients for Royal Icing (Using Meringue Powder)

  2 cups powdered sugar
  1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  1 teaspoon lemon juice
  1/2 warm water

Hot Tip: As with all things involving royal icing, there will be long drying times. If you’d rather do these recipe in two parts (which is what I did), the top part of the cookie can be made the day before and stored in an air tight container. Then you can do all the frosting fun the following day.

Step 2: Create the Shortbread-like Cookie Top

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To start off the cookies, beat together the softened butter and sugar until the mixture is fluffy and looks like mayo.

Once you have your bowl o'mayo, add the vanilla extract.

Next, mix in the salt and flour until everything is well combined.

Add the pecans (or whatever nut makes your skirt fly up) and stir.

Wrap up the dough in plastic wrap and pop in the fridge for a hour or so for it to firm up. Cooling the dough isn’t required, but it does make the ball forming a tiny bit easier. And isn't life hard enough to not have to fight with sticky dough?
rawrmk2 years ago
OMG! that is so cute!
legoawsome2 years ago
if that really gave you a one up you can use it for emergencys
These are so great! Going to have to make a batch soon!
Netspyware3 years ago
LOL. Now I have lots of +1up !! Thanks !
Olarex3 years ago
This is the cutest! I think I will give this a go and have a power-up cupcake!
OMG the cutest cookies ever!
snackordie (author)  AussieAnglerGal3 years ago
Thanks!! :)
Most delicious looking mushroom ever :)
snackordie (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thanks! :) I ate so many of the cookie tops, they're one of my favorite cookies.
They are so cute!
snackordie (author)  teddybear1013 years ago
Thanks, I'm glad you like them! :)