How to Make Simple Mitten and Hat Cookies

Today is a beautiful day, but if you go outside you going to need a few accessories to help keep you warm. I stepped out to my car for about three seconds and I felt like I was going to freeze! I like cold weather, but if I’m going to be outside when it’s 25°, I want to feel warm and toasty like I’m curled up in a blanket with fuzzy socks. Then, when I come back inside, I want a few good mitten and hat cookies to help warm me up.

How to Make Simple Mitten and Hat Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

 

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Supplies for Simple Mitten and Hat Cookies:
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Recipes:
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutters:
Hat Cookie Cutter
Tall Mitten Cookie Cutter from Whisked Away Cutters

Royal Icing – All icing is AmeriColor Soft Gel Color with a 15-Second Royal Icing Consistency:
Electric Green
Sky Blue
Super Red

Tools:
Tipless Decorating Bags
Ball Tool

I’m going to share a couple of different ways to decorate the top and the bottom of the hat. I know you all are creative and I can’t wait to see what you do!

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  • Outline the hat with the color of royal icing you want to use. This is Electric Green Soft Paste Food Gel Color by AmeriColor. I really like the line green color.

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  • Flood the ball and the brim of the hat and let them dry for about ten minutes.

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  • Flood the center of the hat and let it dry for several minutes.

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  • Next, use the ball tool to gently press down on the royal icing on the ball and brim of the hat. Gently press without pushing the royal icing over the edge of the cookies. It should be ready to push and make the indents in the icing after about twenty minutes, but this will depend on how long it takes the icing to crust over with your humidity. Some days the icing here is ready in fifteen minutes and other days it will take at least thirty minutes. You can make and use an extra cookie to time it so you will know when it’s ready.

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  • Perfect! Now let the royal icing dry completely before you wrap or stack it.

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  • If you want a different look for your hat you can make this one with a different brim.
  • Flood the center of the hat with the royal icing color of your choice. The icing is 15-Second consistency with AmeriColor Sky Blue Soft Food Gel Color.
  • Let the royal icing dry for about ten minutes before you make the lines on the brim.
  • Next, outline the brim and the ball of the hat with the royal icing.
  • Make a few lines on the brim but don’t let them touch. If they touch, it will look like you flooded it instead of looking like individual piped lines.

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  • While the lines dry for a few minutes flood the ball of the hat with the royal icing.
  • Add more lines to the brim as the royal icing lines dry. You want to layer them so it will look like someone knitted it.

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  • After the icing on the ball of the hat has had about twenty minutes to dry, gently press the ball tool into the royal icing. Remember, ‘gently’ press it so the icing doesn’t fall over the edge of your cookie.
  • You may need to adjust the time due to your humidity and temperature.

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  • The hats are done! Now it’s time for the mittens!

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  • Once the cookies are baked, wait until they cool off before you begin to decorate.
  • Outline with the royal icing.

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  • Flood the mitten and let it dry for about ten minutes.
  • Once the royal icing on the mitten has crusted over you can make the lines on the wrist. Just follow the instructions on the hat with the lines above.
  • Let the royal icing dry completely before you stack or package it.

How to Make Simple Mitten and Hat Cookies

How to Make Simple Mitten and Hat Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker

So now you know. All I need for a cold winter’s day is a big blanket, fuzzy socks, and mitten and hat cookies. What do you like to do on a cold winter’s day?

Bear hugs,

Lisa