Is it me, or does it seem like life consists of WAY more Mondays than Fridays?
It’s just not fair.
Anyways, for today’s “I hate” Monday post, I want to talk to you about one of my phobias.
There are a lot of them.
If there is such a thing as a phobia of phobias, I’ve probably got that, too.
But one thing in particular on my huge list of fears, somewhere between possums and lawn mowers (okay, I’m not actually afraid of lawn mowers, I just really, really don’t like to mow), is Groucho Marx masks. You know the kind, with the bushy eyebrows, big nose, glasses, and mustache all attached?
I HATE those things. They freak me out big time.
I don’t like looking at them by themselves, and seeing a person actually wearing them will send me right over the edge. When my husband and I were first dating, I opened an email he had sent me only to have the computer screen fill with a giant picture of him in a Groucho mask.
Not nice. Not nice at all. Needless to say, I have not opened an email from him in about seven years.
I just can’t take any chances.
I can handle any element of the mask alone just fine. It’s when they are all put together that there is a problem. For instance: bushy eyebrows = okay……big black glasses = okay…..black mustache cookie = sign me up.
A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing Bake It Pretty and came across a mustache cookie cutter. Of course, there was no question that it had to be mine. I am the mother of a five year old boy. And if there is anything that a five year old boy loves more than cookies, it’s cookies that double as a disguise.
Any rolled sugar cookie recipe can be used to make these mustaches. My go to recipe is from Cookie Sensations. It’s very simple, the cookies don’t spread or lose their shape, and they taste great. You can also get the recipe at her blog, The Decorated Cookie.
To decorate them, I used the royal icing recipe from Sweetopia. If royal icing is not your thing, you could totally make these from chocolate cookie dough. You could even draw lines with food markers. Kids will love them either way.
But….there is something else I realized about these cookies. They practically beg to be attached to a stick.
Don’t you agree?
There are lots of opinions on how to “stick” a cookie. My preferred method is to attach the stick to the back of the cookie using Candy Melts. I have found that the melted candy holds the sticks on really well.
On a side note, my son was completely unwilling to pose for photos until I informed him that it was going on the internet. He is such a fame hog. I am also supposed to relay the fact that he is ready to sign autographs for whoever want them.
Bake up some mustaches for the little fame hogs in your life. They will love you for it.