We have lived on the central coast of California for 22 years, and it has only snowed here once in all that time(of course, growing up in L.A. county, it never snowed). That day the snow was so pretty and magical, but very short-lived!
At my house if I want to see snowflakes, I have to make my own~cookie style:)
And we all know, where there's snow, there's hot chocolate! And where there's hot chocolate, there's marshmallows!
The hot cocoa mug/cup cookies were made using homemade templates fashioned from a favorite, wintry kitchen towel.
The snowflakes were made with a 1-inch round cookie cutter.
The marshmallows were cut out, freehand, with a small knife.
All the cookies were made using my favorite sugar cookie/royal icing recipe.
The smiley faces and rosy cheeks on the marshmallows were drawn with AmeriColor Gourmet Writer food decorating pens. I love them~the pens and the marshmallows. Don't you think marshmallows look a lot cuter with smiley faces? :) I also sprinkled granulated sugar on all of the snowflakes, while the icing was still wet.
Try these cookies with a big cup of hot cocoa and make your winter warm, cozy and yummy!