Pick one or all of these fun Mustache treats for dad this Father’s Day! These cookies, cupcakes, and cheesecake are all inspired by mustaches. Not all dads have them now, but chances are they have experimented with them once or twice in life! 😉
Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to make each of these recipes. I used McCormick vanilla in all three because Dad loves vanilla inspired desserts!
To make these cookies I used a mustache cookie cutter found on Amazon. I used my favorite Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe and added a sweet chocolate glaze frosting. Topped with some chocolate jimmies, these cookies are a fun treat that the whole family will enjoy!
Mustache Chocolate Covered Cheesecake
I used store-bought cheesecake to make this treat extra easy!
I bought TWO cheesecakes (they are roughly 7-inches in diameter) to make one mustache. If you do not use two cheesecakes, one side of your mustache will need to be flipped over so the crust is facing up. The first time I tested this recipe I did that and it was very hard to move the cheesecake after applying the chocolate, so I don’t recommend this method.
Begin by removing the cheesecake from the package. (You can make it from scratch but find a small recipe that fits in an 6 or 7-inch pan) There was a cardboard cover on the cheesecake and I used that to make my template. I simply drew a curved line on it and then cut.
Note: it is easier to cut the cheesecake when it is very chilled. Place the cutout on top and use a sharp knife to cut through. Repeat this on the second cheesecake.
Set cheesecakes on a wire rack in the shape of the mustache and prepare the chocolate ganache. Pour over the cheesecakes and smooth with an offset spatula. Tap the rack to remove excess and chill for at least 1 hour. Using a sturdy spatula or large offset spatula, move the cheesecakes to serving plate and chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
Chocolate Mustache Cupcake Toppers
This fun treat could not be easier or tastier! I prepared my favorite Best Chocolate Cupcakes and Whipped Vanilla Buttercream. I piped a dollop on top of the cupcake using a #8B tip and set aside until I was ready to prepare the chocolate mustaches.
Using a mustache cookie cutter (or find a mustache online and print to use as a template) trace out mustaches on a piece of paper. Set the paper on a baking sheet. You may way to tape it down. Place a piece of parchment on top.
Melt about 4 ounces of chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute and heat in 15-second increments until chocolate is melted. Pour chocolate into a piping bag. Cut off a small portion of the tip of the bag and pipe chocolate into the parchment paper following the mustache outlines. Fill in with chocolate and then chill for about 10 minutes.
Remove chocolate mustache from parchment and place on top of the cupcake. They can sit out at room temperature for 24 hours but may need to be chilled after that or the chocolate will lose its shape and begin to spot.
I know your special guy will love any (or all!) of these Mustache Treats for Father’s Day!
- 1 Cup (213g) unsalted butter
- 1 Cup (200g) granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Almond Extract
- 1 egg room temperature
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup (94g) unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup (125g) confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Vanilla
- 1 ounce melted chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
- chocolate jimmies for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In the bowl of your mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add in extracts and egg.
In a separate bowl combine baking powder, salt, flour, and cocoa powder, and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients. The dough will be stiff.
Roll out 1/4 inch thick onto a floured surface and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 350°F for 6-9 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet. Cool completely before frosting.
Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and melted chocolate to the bowl and whisk until fully combined. Frosting will not be overly runny. Pour into piping bag and pipe onto cookies or simply spread with offest spatula.
Cover with chocolate jimmies if desired.
- 8 ounces chopped chocolate
- 2 cup heavy cream heated to simmering boil
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Vanilla Extract
Heat the cream in a saucepan until the mixture begins to steam.
Pour over the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Add in vanilla.
Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. If necessary, reheat very briefly to soften any remaining hard bits of chocolate.