I found these cute cookie cutters in the US and mail ordered them. I don’t know why but I am kinda into those mustaches even though I hate hair in peoples faces. I blame it on my little sister because she keeps doing mustache poses whenever I want to take a photo of her. They arrived with a bunch of other stuff just before we left for our Christmas vacation so I took the chance to make some funny treats for a friends Brunch last weekend.
I hope the Birthday Princess was happy with the cookies, even though I have to admit they looked fancier than they tasted that day. But the fresh cookies directly from the hot tray always taste best.
Chocolate Mustache Pop Cookies
First of all: Buy Munchstache cookie cutter and stamps to imprint the mustaches to make them look real. You better prepare the dough the day before you bake the cookies because it needs to rest at least 1 hour in the fridge but they turn out better when you let the dough rest overnight.
- 150 g Butter (room temperature)
- 150 g Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 50 g Dark Cocoa Powder
- 50 g Shaved Dark Chocolate (or sprinkles)
- 350 g Flour
- 1 Tbsp Rum
Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and sugar has dissolved. Then add the eggs one after the other and beat well after each addition. Then Add the Rum. Sift in the Cocoa and the Flour and knead everything until all ingredients are combined to a compact dough. Last knead in the shaved chocolate until it is spread completely. If the dough is too moist, add some more flour. Wrap the dough in plastic foil and let it rest in the fridge over night. I divided it into 4 parts, so I can easily remove parts for processing and let the rest stay in the fridge.
Remove the dough from the fridge (only as much as you can process at one time) and roll it out on an even surface. If the dough is too sticky sprinkle the work surface with cocoa powder. To place the cookies on pop sticks I rolled my dough 1 cm thick.Cut out cookies and imprint them too look more realistic. Transfer too a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven at 200° for 10-15 minutes. Remove the baked cookies from the tray and let them cool on a wire rack.