It all started when I spied my friend's ( Linda of Bubble and Sweet) cute cookies made by using her matryoshka doll (Russian nesting dolls) cookie cutter(s). Linda made a monster and a mummy from the cutter, among other characters. I particularly liked the monster and the mummy, and a thought immediately popped into my head to make a mummy (mommy) and her little monsters (children) with my full set of five nesting doll cutters. The cookies measure from 6.25-inches down to 2.25-inches.
This was the first time I used my set of nesting doll cookie cutters, so I was happy to finally christen them with such fun, easy cookies. It was about time!
Linda used fondant to decorate her cookies, but I chose to decorate with royal icing. Thanks for the inspiration, Linda!
Mummy & Monster Cookies
Set of graduated cookie cutters (Matryoshka Nesting Dolls or similar)
Assorted candy (or royal icing) eyes
Soft gel paste food colors (I used AmeriColor's Electric Color Kit)
Black food marker
Roll out sugar cookie dough. Use cutters to cut out shapes, and place dough on baking sheets. Bake according to recipe instructions. Let cookies cool.
Prepare royal icing and add food coloring. Using a #3 decorating tip, prepare a decorating bag and outline the cookies with the icing. Let dry for about 15-20 minutes and then fill the cookies with royal icing of "fill" consistency. Let dry completely.
Add hand details with royal icing. Add eyes and decorative sprinkles with a dab of royal icing. Use a black food marker and add facial details. Apply white royal icing for teeth.
For the mummy, I used a Wilton, #102 tip to apply the white strips(I added the eyes first).