Hot Diggety Dog, it's Beer-thirty!

Desserts for Dudes

Dudes need cookies, too! And why not beer and hot dog cookies? I think these are perfect for summer and a really fun treat for Father's Day!

I've played around with black outlining before and really love the way it looks. The cookies just look so crisp, or whimsical, or something! Anyway, I like it.

A hint for using black icing, use AmeriColor Super Black food coloring. You don't need a lot and it doesn't have the "off-taste" that some other colors have.

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet Jennifer, the cookie maker at Frost Bake Shoppe. Her cookies are absolutely darling and she uses black outlining quite a bit (here's her Flickr stream). Her hint, let the black outline dry for 3 hours before filling to ensure no bleeding into the flood icing.

To decorate the beer cookies:

  • With black royal icing, use a #3 tip to pipe the outline of the mug, handle and foam (AmeriColor Super Black). {I used a #3 because really wanted the outline to stand out here.}
  • Let dry at least 1 hour.
  • Thin white and gold royal icing with water to the consistency of thick syrup (AmeriColor Bright White and Gold). Reserve some un-thinned white icing.
  • Cover with a damp dish towel and let sit several minute.
  • Stir with a rubber spatula to pop any air bubbles that have risen to the surface; transfer to a squeeze bottle when ready to use.
  • Fill in the mug of beer in gold, using a toothpick to guide the icing into the corners. (A video of this technique is available at University of Cookie.)
  • Fill in the handle and foam with white.
  • Let sit at least one hour.
  • With a #1 or 2 tip, add a squiggle for the foam detail in white.
  • With the #3 tip, add the mug detailing in black.
  • Let dry overnight.
There are several way to make the foamy top of the beer....a star tip, curlicues...but this squiggle is my new favorite.

My guys thought these were very cool.....I hope yours do, too!







70 comments

  1. I don't know why, but suddenly I feel so thirsty. These are so cute, I love the outline it really makes the design stand out.

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  2. So cute! And better than my original thought..."How do you make cookies out of hot dogs and beer and make it taste good?" These look wonderful.

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  3. Adorable!! I love these..makes me want to go to a baseball game!! I have wanted to make hotdogs for a long time..you have inspired me!! I let my black outline sit overnight so that it doesn't bleed before I fill in..its so humind in Memphis.

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  4. oh my gosh, I love those hot dogs (and I think my hubby would dig the beverage)!

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  5. Seriously? Awesome. That white squiggle totally makes it...what an awesome detail!! You rock girl. Like. Totally.

    LOVE IT!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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  6. These are fantastic! There was a time I allllllways used black outline (beer, hot dogs, candles, flowers, everything, I knew nothing else.) You're right on. The black outline is perfect for these! (I'll post an Edible Crafts link, too.)

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  7. Ahaha, these are awesome! You make everything SO cute!! :-)

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  8. These are brilliant, I'm sure my dad would love them! The foam in the beer is inspired!

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  9. The black outline makes them look more like they came from a comic strip to me - love it!

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  10. So much talent! I don't even like beer, but I would drink this! ;)

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  11. I swear Bridget, you do the cutest cookies ever! What really makes them stand out is the black outlining. It adds so much to the whimsical nature. Adorable!

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  12. These are darling... you continue to amaze me!

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  13. I love these COOKIES, Bridget! The black outline makes colours look brighter... I love Jen, she is one of my favorite COOKIERS... Have a nice day!

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  14. These are some fun cookies!

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  15. Absolutely adorable! I love it! And I'm sure my husband won't mind if I buy these cookie cutters to try and make these for him. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. omg! amazing. these are so freaking cute!!!! you are so talented! thanks for sharing!

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  17. OMG these are adorable. I would love to make them but I do not have hot dog or beer cookie cutters. I love how the black outline looks. I will make them for sure. By the way...Buddy's cake tasted delicious.

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  18. Tenho acompanhado há alguns meses seu trabalho e acho excelente.
    Gosto muito de fazer biscoitos, mas tenho dificuldade de encontrar variedade de cortadores. Já cheguei a fazer um molde de fralda de bebê para uma recordação pelo nascimento da minha filha.
    Suas sugestões são sempre inspiradoras. Parabéns pelo trabalho!
    Bjs.

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  19. Love the cookies, love the black outlining and love your post title. Everything is totally cute and so original.

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  20. These are AWESOME!!

    But for my hubby it would need to be a candy bar and a coke! LOL (not a beer drinker)

    Love how you do such fun designs!!

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  21. Another amazing design idea, and what brilliant execution!

    How fun it would be to take these to a ballgame!

    Thanks for the inspiration (again, still, always!)

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  22. Those are so stinkin cute! I just might have to make those for my hubby for his birthday, except it would have to be Brats and Jack Daniels! Ha! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  23. These are awesome! The black outline makes them feel a bit vintagey I think. Do you have a cutter for these or did you make one? I love the squiggle in the beer foam. These are just fantastic and I'm going to have to make these for my beer lovin' hubby! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. these look great,,, love dad

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  25. Where DID you get your hot dog and beer cookie cutters? These are adorable and I would love to make them for my man....only I think I'll do root beer....we don't drink :0)
    Thanks

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  26. Darling... I have been searching for that beer mug cookie cutter... where did you find it?

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  27. I love them!! These are the cutest cookies. I wish I had the patience to decorate cookies because these would be a huge hit at my house :)

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  28. I love the black outline! I have used it before and I really like the way it makes everything pop!
    Great job, I have been wanting to make hot dog cookies for a while now!

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  29. Love these cookies! Your talent blows me away, girl!

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  30. Bridgett, these are absolutely wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog. I found you by chance and had planned to say a quick hello and then move on. I, instead, started going through ypour earlier posts and stayed way longer than I had intended. I really like your recipes and you photos are terrific. I hope to be back often. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  31. SO cute!! And perfect flooding--thanks for sharing!

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  32. These are oh so cute!! Thanks for sharing. You are so creative!

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  33. love the beer mugs-would be cute for rootbeer too!

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  34. Okay, I have to make the beer cookies for my dad for Father's Day. The first sentence my son ever spoke was, "Mo Be" translated in grown-up talk... "More Beer", thanks to his grandpa teaching him. These are great Bridget! I love the black outline and the white swirls for foam. As always, lovin' your cookies!

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  35. Hey guys...

    The beer mug cutter is from coppergifts.com:
    http://www.coppergifts.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=3535

    And for the hot dogs, I had cut the shape.

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  36. Those are so cool! You are beyond talented girl! I am amazed every time I come over here!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  37. Oh, I like this black outline too! It really makes them pop!
    It makes me want a beer and hot dog and it is only 6:14am.

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  38. Gorgeous Bridgette! What can't you make out of cookies. :D

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  39. Fabulous Blog! I enjoy the posts, and your pictures are worth a thousand words! Thanks for sharing your talents step-by-step.

    Love the beer with squiggles and will try that my next time with mugs. SweetSugarBelle told me that she uses a purse cutter turned sideways for the mug. If anyone has that, you would not need to purchase another cutter.

    As for the hotdog, I'm wondering if my flip-flop cutter might work, outlining the hotdog shape on it. So afraid of black outlining (shows the mistakes), but it really sets these off. Worth a try!

    Love, Love, Love! Keep the inspiration and instructions coming!

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  40. these look good enough to eat!

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  41. Wow, I am also LOVIN these cookies! They're adorable!!

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  42. These cookies are so cute! I love that you made "manly" cookies :)

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  43. Maybe I can get my husband to eat one of my cookies if it is in the shape of a draft beer!!!!

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  44. I wish it were Beer-thirty here, but it's only 9am LOL! These cookies are adorable and I love the foam on the glasses!

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  45. Mind: blown. I am obsessed with your hot dog cookie.

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  46. What colors did you use for the hot dog itself and the bun?

    Also, ladies-I found a hot dog cookie cutter at:
    http://www.coppergifts.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=0&idproduct=2105

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  47. Bridget, these are just adorable. Your finish is so clean and neat- I can't seem to get mine to look that way! Love your mini tutorials, they're a big help. Thanks!

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  48. WOW! You're so talented with cookie decorating! All your cookies really look too good to eat :)
    Great job!

    -Jessica
    asugarhigh.blogspot.com

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  49. amazingly cute! I'm inspired haha
    Katherine

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  50. These are great! Any guy would love them for sure:)

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  51. These are super cute! Now I want to go to a baseball game so I can have a hot dog and beer :)

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  52. These are so cute! My husband doesn't drink beer, but is a MAJOR root beer fan, which is easy enough to change:) Thanks for the idea!

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  53. Oh how I would love to pull these out and serve them. To cute! you are amazing!

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  54. Wow, these are so incredibly creative! Great job on the icing and piping - These would make any man melt!

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  55. Super cute, as usual - just found these through sugarkissed.net :)

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