February 6th, 2013

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies



Believe it or not, there used to be a time when I didn’t really care for sugar cookies.  I figured if you were going to eat a cookie (and I DO LOVE cookies), it needed to be a cookie with chocolate chips, or nuts, or oatmeal, or raisins.  Sugar cookies just seemed a bit too plain for me.  Then one day everything changed.  That was the day my youngest daughter went over to a friend’s house, and they made sugar cookies together.  My daughter brought a plate of them home with her, I tasted one, and suddenly sugar cookies took on a whole new meaning for me.  The word “plain” just didn’t fit.  These sugar cookies were really good, and as the story always goes. . . I HAD to get the recipe!

Sugar CookiesBoth of my daughters helped me to decorate these cookies, and we had a lot of fun doing it.  This would be a great activity to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day.

Sugar CookiesAll of the sprinkles we used were purchased at Michael’s.  I’ll admit I got a little carried away when I bought these, but it was worth it.

I used red color gel from Michael’s for the red frosting and McCormick red drops for the pink frosting.

If you want to make piping with the frosting, thin out some of it by adding a little more evaporated milk to it, then put it in a squeeze bottle like this one that I purchased at Michael’s.  With the squeeze bottle, it’s really easy to outline cookies or to write words on them.

My youngest daughter made that swirly heart cookie in the center of this picture.  She did it by first spreading red frosting on the cookie with a knife.  Then she used the squeeze bottle to put white dots on top of the red frosting.  She then used a toothpick to make a quick stroke across each of the white dots.

Sugar CookiesShe also made the pink cookie at the bottom center of this picture.  She first piped a pink heart in the center of the cookie.  She outlined that pink heart with white piping, and then she outlined the white piping with more pink piping.  Then she placed some of the pink sugar pearls on top of the white section.   I think it turned out really pretty.  To make the chocolate frosting for the small heart cookies, I just added some melted chocolate chips to a small amount of the regular frosting.

Sugar CookiesGo on, get out those cookie cutters!  I know you have some!

Sugar Cookies

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2 Responses to “Sugar Cookies”

  1. I think the squeeze bottles are a clever idea which I tried. However, after holding them a while, the icing started to separate due to the heat from my hand. Any way to fix this? Thanks.

  2. Linda, we did not have a problem with the squeeze bottles, but since you did, maybe you could try placing a cool, damp paper towel around the bottle to insulate the icing a bit. I hope that helps.

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