Movember Mustache Sugar Cookies
If you haven’t noticed, it’s Movember. At work, you really have to be living under a rock not to know Movember is upon us. My wonderful male coworkers like to take ‘stache growing to a new level of creepiness. On the bright side, there are lots of participants for a good cause. If you haven’t had the pleasure of being creeped out by unusually groomed facial hair in the office, let me drop a little knowledge on you about Movember. Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. You can learn more here: http://us.movember.com/about/
OR even better, you can DONATE to my Stached up coworkers here: https://www.movember.com/us/donate/payment/team_id/515001
Anyways, we have donation containers around the office and with the Movember kit came a pretty sweet Mustache cookie cutter, which the girl coordinating the event gave to me to make some stache cookies.
Just make a basic rolled sugar cookie recipe and then there are lots of ways to decorate:
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose baking flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, and vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix on a low speed (to avoid flour bombing your kitchen) until well incorporated.
Step 2: Roll the dough into a large ball, cover in plastic wrap and let it chill for at least an hour or two. I just made the dough the night before because it makes it so much easier to handle the next day.
Step 3: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the dough onto a well floured surface. I cut the dough in half and roll it that way to make it more manageable. I also hate and am terrible at rolling out dough, but I think letting it chill overnight is the trick. You want to try and roll it to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Here was my best guesstimate.
Step 4: Cut out your moustache cookies and place onto a sil-pat or parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake about 6 to 8 minutes. Let them cool completely.
I used a sparkle black gel to decorate them. It only covered about half of the cookies since this makes almost 5 dozen cookies. So I got some other black frosting later on today to finish the rest. They are also really delicious just plain too. (This new OPI red for the fall is a great color too)
My tactic was to outline the cookie and then spread the gel on the inside as best I could to make it the stache look Captain Hook legit.
I think I’ll make everyone at work use these as fake moustaches first before eating them tomorrow, or at least donate to Team Sapient Boston.
Other life updates which will be short since it’s already after midnight … this is what my kitchen looks like right now after a weekend of packing. I am VERY excited for my new kitchen with island in two weeks (woop woop). Christmas cookie baking is going to be real legit this winter.