Sugar Cookie House Mug Toppers

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Introduction: Sugar Cookie House Mug Toppers

About: Hi, I’m Renee. Welcome to Sugar Hi Confections. My mission is to spread a little joy through beautiful, delicious cakes, cookies & desserts. After leaving a fast-paced career as an executive in an automot…

Hot chocolate bombs are super trendy right now and make great gifts. In order to make them even sweeter, why not add a homemade mini sugar cookie house mug topper? Not only do they look adorable, but they taste so good!

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make these cute little houses with just a few ingredients. The decorating possibilities are endless, so unleash your creativity and follow these steps to begin.

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Royal Icing, for assembly & decorating
  • sprinkles and sanding sugar, as desired for decorating

Tools:

  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Electric mixer
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie cutters
  • Piping bags and tips

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl with a whisk.

Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar

Cream butter and sugar in a mixer with paddle attachment until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes on medium speed.

Step 4: Add Egg and Vanilla

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Step 5: Add Flour, Wrap and Chill

Add flour mixture and stir on low until combined. Turn out on the counter and form into a flattened disc, about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step 6: Roll Out Dough, Cut Out and Bake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Cut out front, back, sides and roof of house using a mini house cookie cutter set. You will need a front, a back, 2 sides and 2 roof panels to make each house. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 12 - 14 minutes until edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Step 7: Decorate House Pieces

The houses are much easier to decorate before assembly, so decorate each piece with royal icing and sprinkles as desired and let dry completely. For these houses, I filled decorating bags with white and light blue royal icing and fitted them with #2 decorating tips. I flooded the front, back and sides with blue icing and the roof panels with white icing and sprinkled with sanding sugar. After that dried for about an hour, I piped details like the windows and doorways with white icing and added sprinkles. Feel free to keep it simple or get as creative as you like here!

Step 8: Assemble the Houses

After all the pieces have dried, assemble into houses using thick royal icing. Pipe a line of icing on the edge of each side panel and affix to the front panel. I found it easier to make this side/front assembly for all of the houses at once. This allowed the first ones to dry as I was completing the rest.

Next pipe a line of icing on the exposed edges of the side panels and attach the rear panel. Repeat for all the houses. After this has dried a bit, it's time to assemble the roofs. Pipe icing along the top edges for the front and back of the house and add the 2 roof panels. Repeat for all of the houses.

To finish, pipe icing along the peak and edges of the roof to fill in.

Step 9: Make Some Hot Chocolate and Enjoy!

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13 Comments

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Sugar Hi
Sugar Hi

1 year ago

Thank you! I’m not a big fan of gingerbread so I considered what other flavor of cookie would work. My friends & family love my sugar cookies & I thought they would pair well with hot chocolate so I decided to give it a try. You can use any cutout cookie recipe that you like for these.
To decorate, I used some extra homemade Royal icing that I had in the freezer. Did you know that Royal icing freezes & thaws beautifully?!

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snowf7
snowf7

Reply 9 months ago

Your cookies are adorable. There is so much detail, and you make it look so easy. I just might give it a try for the next time we are expecting company.
So many times I have had left-over royal icing and thrown it out. Now I can have a variety of colours ready to thaw for when I am in a hurry. That is a great tip. Thank-you for sharing.

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Pavlovafowl
Pavlovafowl

Reply 1 year ago

That's a really good tip in re the Royal icing! I'm not surprised though because egg whites (and yolks) freeze really well too. BTW I love your cookie houses, really pretty!

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Little Lightning Bug
Little Lightning Bug

10 months ago

So cute! Where did you get the cookie cutters? I've never seen any like that.

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elbeckham
elbeckham

11 months ago

LOVE THIS SO CUTE AND LOOKS YUMMY

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misterxp
misterxp

12 months ago

These are really fantastic!!

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Handy_Bear
Handy_Bear

12 months ago

So cute and original! ^^

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Sugar Hi
Sugar Hi

Reply 12 months ago

Thank you!

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Cyntimental
Cyntimental

12 months ago on Step 9

Adorable! A lot of hard work! So much detail! Love the little sprinkles around the door/window. And the snow! What a cute heart...and tree too! Great job! :-)

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Sugar Hi
Sugar Hi

Reply 12 months ago

Thanks so much! There are so many fun sprinkles available these days.

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Sugar Hi
Sugar Hi

Tip 12 months ago on Introduction

Cookies can be assembled with melted white chocolate candy melts instead of Royal icing. This is much easier since it sets up quickly!

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Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

1 year ago

These are cute! What made you decide to use a sugar cookie dough for this? Did you make your own icing?