These lawn mower sugar cookies start out with a basic sugar cookie dough. I used my favorite sugar cookie dough for this recipe, but to make them easier, you can always start with a premade sugar cookie mix. Usually the mix calls for only a few more ingredients and doesn't require chilling time, which makes the cookies quick to make.
Once the cookie dough has been chilled, rolled out, cut into circles, baked and then cooled, the decorating can begin. I started off with a tub of vanilla frosting. If desired, you can dye the frosting green, or you can just leave it plain white. It doesn't matter how prettily you frost the cookies; they will get covered up with coconut.
You will want to build up the frosting a little bit to be able to insert the "handle" of the mower. I used pull-apart Twizzlers that I left out of the package overnight. By leaving them out of the package, they harden enough to hold their shape. Pull the Twizzlers apart to have 2 or 3 connected strands. Cut the strands in half, and then bend the candy to form a loop. Press the ends of the Twizzler into the built-up frosting section to help it hold.
Next, press a Hershey's Nugget right in front of the Twizzler. Before the frosting has had a chance to harden, make sure to get your coconut onto the cookie.
To quickly dye the coconut (I used sweetened coconut) green, place the coconut with 4 to 5 drops of food coloring into a resealable bag. Shake the bag until the coconut is dyed to your desired shade of green.
Press the dyed coconut onto the frosting surrounding the "base" of the lawn mower (the chocolate nugget).
Now it's time to add a few embellishments. You can use Reese's Pieces or M&M's candies for the motor and the wheels. First up is the motor. Frost the bottom of the candy, and press it on top of the chocolate nugget.
After that comes the wheels. Take 4 chocolate candies, and frost 1 side of each. Press the frosted sides of the chocolate candies against the chocolate nugget to secure their place.
And there you have it — a finished and fantastic-looking sugar cookie lawn mower. Your dad is going to flip for these.
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