Cookie Decorating

We had so much fun making cookies tonight!  Daddy was able to play with little miss while I made the dough, we took a nice stroll around the neighborhood, and when we came back, we decorated cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions:

  1. Beat powder sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed.  Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours
  3. Heat oven to 375.  Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening
  4. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
  5. Cut out with desired shapes and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  7. Decorate!

I put plastic wrap on the counter first, which made clean up go super fast!  It was perfect, as I was able to pour flour on it, roll out the dough, cut the cookies, and at the very end, roll up all of the mess inside the plastic wrap!

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Little miss loved being able to help make the cookies!  She even helped cut them out!

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While the cookies were baking, we made the frosting.  Here is the recipe we used:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. Mix powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed.
  2. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk.
  3. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable
  4. Add in a couple drops of food coloring for desired color

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I divided the batch of frosting into lots of little bowls to make lots of colors to choose from!

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And of course we had to use lots of sprinkles!!!

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The quick cleaned up mess!

 

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