I spent the morning making some cookies for my daughter to take to daycare to give out to all her friends.
I got the recipe here.
- 1/2 pound butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
- Mix butter in a mixer until light, add remaining ingredients.
- Knead until velvety. Roll one-half of the dough at a time to about 1/4 inch thickness using the smallest amount of flour possible.
- Cut out and bake on a lightly greased pan for 12 minutes. Cookies will be almost white when cooked.
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- assorted food coloring
- In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
- Divide into separate bowls, and add food colorings to each to desired intensity. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush.
Of course my daughter helped with all the exciting parts.
Cutting out the cookies:
Doing quality control on the cookies before icing:
Looks like they passed the first test, now time to test the cookies after they were covered in icing and sprinkles:
I’m hoping all her friends will enjoy them as much as she did. She insisted on testing a lot of cookies today. 🙂
Here they are all decorated and ready to be given to her friends tomorrow: