I had the idea for silly smiles a few weeks ago when we were making cookie pops–and today, we finally made them! I think you are going to like these…
First, you’ll need to pick out a sugar cookie recipe–just google “sugar cookies that do not spread”– the shapes become a little distorted and puffy otherwise.
Then, make that recipe and roll out your dough! I like to roll mine out in between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll to about 1/4″ thick (thick enough for a lollipop stick to fit into).
Move paper to a cookie sheet and cut out your shapes using a large circle cutter. I’m only working with a little bit of dough at a time.
Leave your dough and cut shapes on the parchment and freeze for about 5 or 10 minutes (until firm). Now, it’s time to cut your mouth shapes!
Using the same circle cutter, I am able to cut my cookie into two different mouths—one big grin, and one pair of lips.
I used the tip of a heart shaped cutter to help shape the upper lip. See it there in the top left corner? You could also just cut out that v-shape with a knife.
Time to decorate with royal icing! I outlined my shape with medium-stiff consistency royal icing, then flooded with thin consistency icing. This gives those kissy lips a smooth look. Use a toothpick to spread the icing to those hard-to-reach corners.
Here, I am piping the lips and teeth with stiff consistency royal icing, then I flood with yellow thin consistency icing.
I love how these silly smiles turned out– they would be great for children’s parties–even Halloween parties! There are endless possibilities with these–animal mouths, monster mouths, scary or gross mouths…..but one thing is for sure, the kids in your life will flip for them! Look at my buck toothed sweetie….
I hope that you have fun with these! Thanks for stopping by the blog!