That's why I am so tickled when I stumble upon something that sparks a simple (and cute) cookie idea. :) Enter, the sugar gnomes...
I have been smitten with whimsical toadstools and gnomes for a long time, so when my Fancy Flours catalog showed up in the mailbox, I was almost giddy when I came upon these cute, little, sugar gnomes (smiles added by me)! I knew a fun toadstool was in order and the rest, as they say, is history (excuse the dramatic flair:))!
royal icing on the top of the small one and the bottom of the large one. Place the large one on top of the small one and gently press together. Add the white royal icing dots with a small decorating tip. Set aside to dry.
Decorating one cookie at a time, ice (they don't have to be iced "nice and neat" because they will have crystal sugar on them) the 2.5-inch round, scalloped sugar cookie. Of course you can use any round cutter of your choice, or any shape for that matter. Set the toadstool and the gnome into the icing firmly, but gently. Using a grass tip (I used 233), and green tinted, thicker royal icing, add some grass in 5 or 6 random spots. Sprinkle white crystal sugar over the white icing. Set aside to dry.
Before you know it, you'll end up with a cute woodland forest, filled with fun toadstools and little gnomes. :)
They turned out better than I imagined!
Simple cookies are the best!