If the shapes of the dough cutouts get distorted after removing the notches, use your hands to gently reshape the cutouts to resemble the original shapes. Also if the rims of the mugs are thick, you will need to cut wider notches out of the dough shapes so the cutouts will easily fit over the rims of the filled mugs.
These delicious cookies can be prepared ahead of time. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week, or in freezer-weight container up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw cookies at room temperature before decorating with the icing.
Decorate cookies with cinnamon red hot candies and coloured sprinkles to resemble snowmen or with coloured sprinkles to resemble candy canes.
After you have enjoyed a serving of this treat, freeze remaining cookies for a treat to be enjoyed or shared at another time.
If using candy cane-shaped cookie cutters, do not cut notches from the cutouts before baking the cookies. Instead hang the cookies over the rims of the mugs to serve.
How to Prevent Lumps in the Icing
If the icing sugar has lumps in it, sift it before measuring it out to mix with the water.
The dough can be refrigerated up to 1 hour before rolling out and using as directed.