A few days ago we celebrated a big milestone for our oldest kiddo, she lost her first tooth! I was honestly shocked when I found out she had really loose tooth, she just turned five! We had at least another year right?! Honestly, I had no idea it was such a big deal either! But recently it seems like that’s all her and her friends talk about. Who’s lost how many and who’s got another loose…it’s like their way of measuring how “grown up” you are. Sigh. I’m not ready for her to be grown up.
Once I realized her tooth was loose, and how big of a deal it was to her (and me)…I decided to make her a cute little personalized tooth pillow and maybe a little printable tooth fairy letter. Something to make it special. But it turns out, that baby was pretty loose and there was no time for all that fun stuff. She lost her tooth quickly after so I turned to something I knew I could handle, and fast! Cookies for the Tooth Fairy!!
I mean after all I’m sure even the Tooth Fairy has a sweet tooth. As long as she brushes after of course ;). It just so happened on my last visit to Country Sweetart Kitchen I picked up this cutter. Sometimes it pays to be random.
These cookies were quick, simple, and really flexible. There’s lots of difference ways to mix these up but here’s how I made them:
Sugar Cookie Dough
Tooth Cookie Cutter
Pink Sprinkles For Cheeks
Black Sprinkles For Eyes
White 20 Second Royal Icing
Black Royal Icing Of Piping Consistency
Pink Royal Icing (optional)
Step 2: Make royal icing. For the royal icing I mixed up a batch of royal icing then set aside 1/2 cup for the black icing and 1 cup for the pink tutu icing. Then I thinned the rest of my white to a 20 second consistency. If your new to royal icing, this post will provide a recipe as well as shed a bit of light on 20 second icing.
Step 3: Set up all your supplies and tools. Keeping your icing bottle upside down in a cup with paper towel helps keep the icing flowing as well as clean.
Here are the sprinkles that I used. The black eyes I pulled from a Halloween mix and the pink cheeks were left over Easter eggs. But remember, these are flexible. So you can swap them out for some sprinkles you have, use royal icing for the faces, or even draw them on.
Step 4: Working one cookie at a time: outline your cookie, then flood your cookie with icing. Use a toothpick to gently move the icing around and close the “gaps”. While still wet, use your tweezers to drop on the eyes and the cheeks.
Step 5: Let your cookies set out to dry for several hours.
Step 6: Once your cookies are dry you can pipe on the mouth using black royal icing and a small round tip OR draw them on with an edible food pen. I was under a time crunch of course but I did manage to add a few sweet little tutu’s to some of them. A hair bow or flower would look adorable, and even a bow tie if your little man is loosing his teeth!
They don’t have to be just for the Tooth Fairy either, wouldn’t those in the dental profession just love these!
I’m pretty sure we were the Tooth Fairy’s favorite stop. ;)