Warm up on a December night with an edible hat and mittens and a cup of hot cocoa. The foundation of this recipe is the versatile dough that can be customized to create chocolate, colored, striped, or marbleized cookies.
Repoke the holes immediately after baking to ensure that they are big enough for threading with string or licorice.
Instead of rolling out your dough on a floured surface, roll it out between waxed paper. The cookies will stay moist because extra flour is not incorporated during the rolling process.
Cut out a pair of mittens and the hat from the rolled-out cookie dough. Punch a hole with the straw near the corner cuff of the mitten. Bake the cookies as directed. When cool, add a frosting pom-pom to the hat and tie the mittens together with licorice.