I did a lot of cookie baking last month. This by far has to be my most favorite, quick, easy and tasty cookie. I like my sugar cookies to be more buttery tasting, than sugary tasting – which I guess means I am more for a shortbread/butter cookie type gal. After attempting to make sugar cookies on my own, which failed horribly – the cookies looked more like sugar cookie biscuits, I grabbed this recipe that I knew worked and went to town!

My daughter’s birthday was coming up and I wanted to make her Hello Kitty sugar cookies, since she’s really into HK right now. I found a recipe on the internet, because I wanted these to be really big cookies – similar to Eat n Park’s Smiley Cookies. I looked at the recipe and was a little confused by the 6 tsps of baking powder part. Who am I to judge another recipe, it’s probably needed right?

Sugar cookie – Biscuits?

Oh….why do I torture myself with new recipes when time is of the essence? I made them, the dough was sticky no matter how much I tried to fix it. I finally got the dough dry enough to portion out and flatten. I watched them bake and POOF they turned into a biscuit!?! I don’t know how I made a bread like product when I was aiming for a cookie, but when I try to make bread like products I get bricks! I will admit, they were tasty and instead of throwing the rest of the dough away I froze it, and used it as a crust for fruit pizza.

That’s when I decided to just go get a recipe that I knew worked, and I’d have to settle on slightly different final result. I would let my daughter decide what color icing would go on and I bought some pink sprinkles – since you can’t go wrong with pink AND sprinkles! We had fun decorating the cookies, as you can see by the piles of sprinkles on each cookie!

Last Minute Sugar Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2-3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ lb butter (2 sticks) – room temperature
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups self-rising flour
  • NOTE: Self rising flour substitute: 2½ cup all purpose flour plus 3 teaspoons baking powder plus ½ teaspoon salt)
Quick Royal Icing Ingredients
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • food coloring
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets (lightly grease, or use parchment paper)
  3. Beat butter in a mixer to soften and gradually add sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly add flour until the dough becomes soft, but not sticky. Chill in the refrigerator if necessary for a bit.
  5. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, or use a small cookie scoop to portion.
  6. Gently flatten the dough balls with a fork (patterned), or palm of your hand (flattened for decorating/icing).
  7. Bake in batches for 15-20 minutes, until the cookies are a pale golden yellow color.
  8. Transfer cookies to a baking rack to cool.
Quick Royal Icing
  1. Mix the sugar and milk together until smooth
  2. Add in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy. If too thick, add more corn syrup.
  3. Spoon icing over cookies as desired.
  4. Icing will set in about 30 mins.

 

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