Easter Sugar Cookies
To fill the cookie jar this month we made sugar cookies, they are always a fan favorite especially for cut out cookies.
Since we’ve been stuck in the house so much with this crazy weather I enlisted my grandsons to help me make cookies.
It turned out to be an afternoon of fun, flour flying and sticky sugar tasting. They enjoy
making a mess helping with the dough prep, cutting out the shapes and decorating, and now they are old enough to help me clean up when we’re done. I figured I hit the jackpot.
I tried a new cut out sugar cookie recipe from www.bhg.com. This recipe yields 52 cookies, much more than I usually make. It was just as well for this ‘mission’ since the boys ate more than they decorated and of course there were a few casualties.
You can use your favorite sugar cookie roll out recipe or you can even use the refrigerator cookie dough and roll it out.
We made several cookie ‘pops’ also. It was really easy to do, I took a pinch of the dough from the scraps and gently placed it on the stick and added it to the cutout. I tapped down the dough gently to smooth it out. They baked perfectly.
Allow the cookies to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes or cool on the counter for an hour to two before decorating. I made a basic sugar glaze and added food coloring for the cookies and then there was a shower of sprinkles and sugar.
Easter Decorated Sugar Cookies
This sugar cookie is adapted from BHG.com's Sugar Cookie Cutouts.
- 1 1/2 cups AP Flour
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar ( I used Stevia In The Raw)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 TBLS. milk (you can also use fruit juice or water)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- food coloring (optional)
- Assorted sanding sugars and sprinkles
If you are short on time you can always use the refrigerator cookie dough, roll it out, cut out your favorite shapes and bake according to directions. Or definitely use your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
I’ve shared this recipe with #FillTheCookieJar group this month. If you would like to bake with the Fill The Cookie Jar group, please contact Cynthia at Feeding Big.