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It’s Day 11 and we have been in the kitchen making something sweet to share!
I absolutely love Hello Kitty (which you may have deduced from my candy tree ornament). I’m one of those nerds that actually contemplated traveling across the country to check out the themed food truck that hit California.
It’s ridiculous how cute she is and clearly I’m not the only one because of the sheer amount of Hello Kitty stuff you can find. That’s great news for you, though, because that makes the DIY cookie cutter for this a lot easier to make.
Find a book, scrapbook paper, or some other flat surface with a large Hello Kitty picture and you’re set. If you don’t have one, check your kids’ stuff.
Materials and Ingredients
- Sugar Cookie Recipe (This is the one I used)
- Assorted Sugar Crystals
- Black Icing
- Red Food Pen
- Yellow M&Ms
- Hello Kitty Picture
First, find a large Hello Kitty picture. I used a fun book I received for my birthday this year.
Next, cut a large piece of foil from the roll.
Now fold your piece of foil accordion style so that it is roughly 1.5-2 inches thick.
Then fold your foil strip in half long-ways.
After you have folded your foil, loosely form around your Hello Kitty picture and tuck the overlap of foil.
Once you’ve measured, tape the overlap to secure it in place.
Finally, firmly form your cookie cutter to the Hello Kitty picture.
After you have finished your cookie cutter, set it to the side and mix up your sugar cookie dough. I used this easy no-chill recipe from Katrina’s Kitchen.
This is also when you want to preheat your oven according to your sugar cookie recipe.
After your dough is mixed up, roll out 1/3 of it on a lightly floured surface until it is roughly 1/4 inch thick.
Then, sprinkle sugar granules on top and gently pat into the dough.
Now begin cutting out your sugar cookies and placing them on a parchment lined baking sheet. The recipe I used (and most sugar cookie cutout recipes) does not rise much so your can place them fairly close together on the pan.
Once your tray is full, bake according to your sugar cookie recipe.
If you are using the same recipe I did, your cookies will need around 10 minutes.
Allow your cookies to cool before moving on.
Don’t forget to use multiple types of sprinkles. Clear sugar granules are best for the colored Hello Kitty sugar cookies because the colors show up best on them.
You need the extra sugar because these do not have the traditional icing that sugar cookies have. If you don’t add them, they won’t be very sweet.
When you’re ready to start decorating, pull out your clear/lighter colored sugar covered cookies and use your red food pen to draw a bow on the top right of the cookies.
Next, add black eyes to your cookies.
Lastly, add black whiskers and use icing to attach a yellow M&M to the center of your cookies.
You do not need to decorate all of the cookies with a face. Having the decorated ones next to the colorful ones will make it clear what they are.
These Hello Kitty sugar cookies turned out amazingly! I definitely recommend using the same recipe I did. They are the softest sugar cookie cutouts I have ever tasted yet they still hold up to all of the decorating. Of, and did I mention they’re totally delicious? Try them for yourself today!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.