Wednesday, February 1

O.M.Y. {oh.my.yum} A little Sugar for your Sweeties ~ Featuring Lish from Imprintalish!


Hello Baxtron {Life} readers! My name is Lish and I blog over at Imprintalish.You'll find crafts, photography, tales of my two little men and a little bit of everything else in my corner of the web.  We love baking around here and this recipe that I am sharing with you is so easy to do with the little people in your life. A bit messy, but fun! It's also the perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. Heads up though, probably not so good for your waistline!! HAHA!
Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup of butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Assorted Food Coloring (makes roughly 5 dozen)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar, until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until dough forms.
Separate dough into sections for each color you want to do. Add a couple drops of food coloring to each  section until you reach the desired intensity. Stir to blend color evenly.
Under the command of my 2.5 year old, we did pink, purple, blue and green. Cover and chill for at least an hour in fridge (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on a well floured surface, 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes.
Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Or a pizza tray in my case, LOL, while the other tray was in the oven! Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool completely. These also freeze well too, just do so before adding the icing.
Icing
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsp milk
2 tsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla/almond extract
Assorted food coloring & sprinkles for topping
(this is enough icing for a dozen cookies-if more is needed, I would recommend doing one batch of icing at a time)
 In a small bowl, stir together icing sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup. Divide into separate bowls, add food coloring to desired intensity.
Paint cookies with a brush or spatula. This icing is really forgiving to work with, the bumps and ridges just melt away into a smooth and glossy finish! Sprinkle with whatever pretty topping you have!
Well there you have it, the perfect little cookie to share with friends, teachers, family and of course to eat yourself!!!
Thanks so much for having me over to hang out Courtney! It was tons of fun and I hope to see some of you over at Imprintalish. I love meeting new people, so don't be shy-say hi!
Lish

Lish, what a fantastic Valentine's cookie recipe!  It looks super fun to make with the little ones as well…and currently Zion is on a big baking kick…what can I say, like mother, like daughter…so this is going to be put on our baking list pronto!


4 comments:

  1. dotinthecityFebruary 01, 2012

    What fun and colorful cookies! I always loved baking with my mom growing up :)

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  2. Hi Courtney!! I found your blog on a blog list over at Katherine's Corner :)  Love the idea for colored sugar cookie hearts.  So simple yet so creative! I just pinned it to my favorite recipes on Pinterest :)

    I'm gonna mosey on over and follow you.  Would love it if you considered doing the same :)

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  3. Very pretty colors on the cookies, Lish. I'm not much of a baker so I wish I could just buy these through email. haha

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  4. I'll come check you out! So glad to have you! :)

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO