Roll out cookie dough and use round cutter to cut dough. Bake and cool.
Decorate using royal icing. Divide icing and tint green, black and red; reserve some white.
Use tip 3 and green icing to outline cookie. Thin a portion of the green icing and fill in cookie. Let dry.
Use tip 4 and white icing to pipe ball eyes. Let dry. Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe dot centers. Use tip 3 and red icing to pipe veins. Use tip 3 and green icing to pipe dot nose. Use tip 5 and green icing to pipe ears, shape with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Cut string licorice into varying length pieces and attach with green icing.
Mold mouth using kit: mold lips area of Candy Mold using melted candy. Pipe in white teeth, allow to set, fill mold with red. Refrigerate to set.
Attach candy lips to cookie using dots of icing.
*Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for green shown.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.