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The CUTEST Mug Topper Cookie Ideas

How adorable are these homemade mug topper cookies!? I have seen these in fancy shops but never thought to make them myself, and they are easier than you think! A cute little cookie sitter for the top of your hot chocolate? Yes, please!

And all you need is some Sugar Cookie dough (homemade or store bought) and you can make these darling mug topper cookie treats too! 

Red cookie sheet with Wilton frosting, cookie cutters and a cute red spatula shovel

The CUTEST Mug Topper Cookie Ideas

I’ve seen mug huggers shaped like gingerbread men and gingerbread houses many times, but I haven’t seen any mug toppers that are shaped like these that we are sharing today in this blog post. Thanks to our friends at Wilton, I’m excited to share with you these awesome creations that will be perfect for your holiday baking!

For starters, you’ll need a good sugar cookie recipe OR a store bought sugar cookie dough. You’ll find my personal favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe here, it’s a good one!

christmas bulb shaped cookie cutter in sugar cookie dough

Obviously, the first step to this process is making and baking your cookies. I love to take them out just as the edges are turning brown. 

Sugar cookies on cookie sheet cooling

To cut notches into the cookies, we used a metal spatula for the main notch, and then a metal straw to make a rounded shape at the top. Wilton also has some fun cookie cutters that already have notches, like this Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger cookie cutter set.  Also, I have to mention that this Wilton Perfect Results 3-Tier Cooking Rack is beyond amazing. 

Sugar Cookies cooling on a wire rack with Wilton Frosting and Cookie Cutters

Let your cookies cool before decorating. And then have a blast making them all pretty and colorful! Wilton has some amazing frosting and icing color choices along with a huge selection of candy sprinkles and toppings

sugar cookie snowman with frosting hat and scarf on a white counter

decorated sugar cookie snowman sitting on a white countertop with sprinkles and cookie cutters

three snowman sugar cookies on counter with sprinkles and frosting

two snowman cookies on a Wilton spatula ready to serve

How adorable are these!!? Oh and how fun is that Wilton Mega Spatula? That would make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite chef or hobby baker, it’s so fantastic! 

close up of a snowman sugar cookie sitting on top of a mug

cute snowman mug huggers sitting on white mugs full of hot chocolate and marshmallows

cute snowman sugar cookie mug hugger on white mug full of hot cocoa and marshmallows

Makes sure to check out my Hot Cocoa Bar ideas, as these mug topper cookies would be a wonderful addition! 

If you are wondering about any of the tools or Wilton products that we used in this baking project, here are some of our favorites: 


More holiday baking ideas: 

We love holiday baking! If you are looking for more holiday cookie baking ideas and inspiration, here are some other favorite Christmas and holiday recipes: 

Print the Recipe for these Cute Snowman Mug Topper Sugar Cookies

snowman cookies sitting on top of white hot chocolate mugs

The CUTEST Mug Topper Cookie Ideas

Yield: 48
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 9 minutes

How cute are these darling mug toppers!? Perfect for a cold glass of milk, a hot cup of hot chocolate or a cup of coffee. Easy to make with any sugar cookie recipe, I'm also sharing our favorite sugar cookie recipe so you can easily make these darling mug hugger cookies during the holidays! Such an easy way to make a fun addition to your hot chocolate bar or surprise the kids with these fun mug sitter cookies after a day of sledding out in the cold weather. Such a fun and easy idea that anyone can make!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, solid
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • About ½ cup of powdered sugar or cornstarch for rolling the dough


    In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, coconut oil, and cream. Beat on medium high with a mixer for 1 minute.

    Add vanilla, egg, baking powder, and sea salt, and mix well.

    Slowly add in flour ½ cup at a time. Mix well.

    Split the dough into three equal pieces and wrap each section in plastic wrap. *You can also freeze this dough to thaw at a later time, and I will often double this recipe to do just that. Place dough in the refrigerator to rest for 1 hour. This will help the dough stiffen a little and it will be easier to work with.

    Heat oven to 400 degrees and line cookie sheets with baking mats or parchment paper. *I love baking mats to help the cookies to bake evenly.

    Sprinkle powdered sugar or cornstarch lightly on the rolling surface. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. I like to bring out the cookie dough as needed (which is why I separate it into thirds. This way the remainder of the dough stays firm and easy to work with)

    Dust the cookie cutter with powdered sugar or cornstarch and cut out your cookies. Place the cookies on the lined pans about an inch apart.

    Bake the cookies at 400 degress for 5 to 9 minutes. The edges should be lightly browned — keep a close eye on them to get them just right.

    Once almost cooled, take a metal spatula or knife to cut out the notches to the cookies can sit on mugs or glasses. We used a metal straw to complete the top of the notch and give it that rounded shape.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

*This is just an estimate. Results may vary.

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