Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gingerbread hearts hooked to our mugs ~

Hi! Happy days after Christmas and happy new year! 
 Thought I would post about my spontaneous gingerbread and sugar cookie hearts for the rim of a mug.  
We had our friends staying with us for Christmas and last night before they left the adults watched the movie 'The Help' (highly recommended) as the kids were tucked snug in their beds and we ate gingerbread hearts hooked to our mugs. ;)

My idea originated from this amazingly cute  idea. Gingerbread houses that perch on your mug.
Really check out the post it is super cute but more time consuming than I desired to put into my cookie making this year...soooo little hearts that fit on the rim of our mugs were my next best idea.  


A bit about the how to:
These were very simple I had a heart cookie cutter just the right size. 
After I cut out the hearts with my cutter I then used a sharp knife to slice/cut out a small spot for the cookies to hook onto the rim of our mugs.  
After they baked and while they were still soft and hot I cut away any dough that had spread and covered my little hook. I mainly eye balled it for where to cut. 
About 90% of them worked like a charm but there were a few I cut that were a little off.  
The only thing is I forgot to sprinkle sugar on the top of the cookies (I was multitasking, getting kids down for bed while making these little guys) so they are not as pretty as they could be, but YOU could pretty them up quite a bit. 

I had done a few practice cookies earlier this week when I was making cookies and that helped me quite a bit.  I used ginger bread and sugar cookie dough for these little hearts that you can dip in coffee or tea. 
A  perfect small and simple treat to eat with your hot drink. 

Well enjoy a little heart 
and 
have a great Happy New Year ~2012
Hope this is fun and useful to you over the next few more days of celebrating. 

Keeping it simple in our west corner.
Becky


I am linking up to these fun link parties. 


I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT. I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH." PHIL. 4:12,13

15 comments:

Enchanting Stamping said...

Love your heart cookie idea. I've looked at those gingerbread houses several times too. Your version is super cute and doable!

Meg Nuño said...

This is adorable!! I totally love it, what a great idea for kids OR adults!!

OliveTree said...

Hi Becky! I love your cookie idea. The little Gingerbread house on the mug is a bit over the top, but your cookie idea is great.

I can't wait to see The Help!

nicci said...

those are a great idea, even more sugar with my hot chocolate!

Bliss Images and Beyond said...

Really cute! I'll have to do this for Valentine's Day...new follower, would love if you would come check out my blog,

http://www.blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/

Erika

Lori said...

Great idea! I saw the original post with the gingerbread houses but while I thought they were cute, they were just too complex and to big for me. I will definitely be using your great idea!

Liz said...

How cute. I'll make these the next time I have people over.

Following from Fabulous Friday.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are too cute! I love how much easier they are than the house cookies.

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-twenty.html

Jill said...

Oh I love these! Definitely going to make some next time people come over for coffee (and I have some warning too!)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Nasir said...

Heart cookie idea is very good and awesome.
Discount Card Printing
Clear Business Cards

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

How darling. Wish I could have been there for the great movie & treats. Thank you for linking this idea to Fabulous Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

Creatively Content said...

Thanks ladies these were such a fun hit. I personally think you could come up with different shapes that would work great too. :) Happy cookie rim making. ;)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I just wanted to pop back in and let you know you have been featured this week:

http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-party-week-twenty-one.html

Thank you for linking up.

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

This is so cute! I love to have something sweet with my coffee and you gingerbread heart cookies look like something I could make! Thanks for sharing!

Pinot Ichwandardi said...

Really love the idea! Will do the same for the kids!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...