Google “moustache cookies” and you will get a surprising number of hits. I wonder, will this decade be remembered for our love of beards and moustaches? How did we come to love them so much? And yet, here I am…making man cookies.
How many of these cookie cutters look planned? Did you guess that this lineup is actually includes a dog bone, a bee hive, an Easter egg, an acorn, and a pumpkin? I learned early on in my cookie-ing that you don’t need a cookie cutter for everything. In fact, sometimes the creative solution can end up much more interesting than a planned one. In fact, constraints can be amazing for innovation.
Granted, I have a lot of cookie cutters. Hundreds. So when I go to make something new, I can hardly justify getting more cookie cutters. That being said, if you’re still growing your collection, I encourage you to stock up. Check the clearance sections after a holiday and you’re bound to find some stragglers for a great price. So when you have a random bake like gentleman moustache cookies, you’ll be ready!
Oh, and one more thing: one improvement that could be made for these cookies is a thinner blue and green icing. It looks a little lumpy and that’s because it was not quite thin enough to settle down and lay flat.
Happy baking, friends.
Originally posted on October 21, 2014