Sugar Cookie Recipe

How to make sugar cookies, Sugar Cookie Recipe, Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies

A tasty sugar cookie recipe that can be used for roll out cookies that don't spread.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until combined and smoothed.

  3. Beat in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl combine sifted flour and baking powder by mixing.

  5. Gradually mix flour mixture to creamed butter mixture until completely combined. It is mixed completely when your dough mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. You may need to hand knead in the crumbly extras that didn't completely mix into dough ball.
  6. Roll out your dough 1/4" thickness between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  7. Use cookie cutters, fondant cutters or hand cut out your cookie shapes from dough mixture. 

  8. Place cookie cutouts onto parchment lined baking sheet.

  9. Bake in 350°F pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies have set.

  10. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cool completely before decorating.

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Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Cookie Ideas

Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

 

If you are looking for a unique and fun Valentine for your friends and family then these Valentine tic tac toe sugar cookies will be perfect. These aren’t your usual Valentine’s gift. They are tasty and if you don’t mind playing with your food then have a fun game of tic tac toe with your loved one. 

Valentine's Cookie Ideas

Supplies
#2 Piping Tip
Coupler Set
12″ Piping Bag or 16″ Piping Bag
Wilton Mircro Heart Sprinkles
Red Sugar Crystals
Americolor Gel Paste Food Color Superblack
Mini Heart Cookie Cutter
Mini Letters (X) Cookie Cutter

Below you can find the recipes for both the sugar cookies and royal icing. Also, you can find below a video tutorial on how these were made.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - cold
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

  2. 2. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl and cream together.

  3. 3. Mix in eggs until combined.

  4. 4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, corn starch and salt.

  5. 5. Combine flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and beat on medium speed until dough forms and pulls away from sides of bowl.

  6. 6. Add in the vanilla extract and mix.

  7. 7. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4" thickness.

  8. 8. Cut out your cookies with cookies cutters or free form shapes.

  9. 8. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  10. 9. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

  11. 10. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating with royal icing or butter cream.

Valentine's Sugar Cookies

Royal Icing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 5-8 tbsp room temperature water

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large bowl mix together confectioner's sugar and meringue powder.

  2. 2. Add in water and mix with hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment. Check your consistency by lifting whisk (or with a spoon) and drizzle frosting down and the frosting should smooth out within 15-20 seconds. Flood consistency is when it icing self-levels. If frosting is too thick then add in more water. If frosting is too runny then add in more confectioner's sugar.

  3. 3. If coloring icing then use gel food colors.

  4. 4. Pipe or spread on to cookies. *If layering colors or designs, after 15-30 minutes icing will have formed a crust. Royal icing will completely set in 2-4 hours. 

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Watch now: Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

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