Easter Sugar Cookies W/Icing that Hardens

deb baldwin Recipe

By deb baldwin messinthekitchen

approx 30 cookies
2 Hr 15 Min
5 Min

I bought some cookie cutters when I went to Portland, OR. They where wildlife cut outs. So cute...so I wanted to make Easter cookies for my husband. I looked up a recipe for Easter cookies..I saw a recipe some somewhere, but could not find it...
So this is what I made.

They taste really good. My husband commented "The moose cookie is really good, but not as good as a moose roast."


"The dough is an absolute dream to work with, it rolls out easily and is easy to handle, also cookies hold their shape when baked.
The cookies must be completely cooled before icing. Plan ahead as the dough must be chilled for at least 2 hours before rolling.
Since these are topped with icing they are not a sweet cookie if you want a sweeter taste then increase the sugar amount."

Reciepe: Kittencal's buttery cut-out sugar cookies w/icing that hardens on Food.com

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1 c
butter, softened (no substitutes)
1 c
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
almond extract
3 1/4 c
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
2 c
sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup (i added more )

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl combine butter with sugar, eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy.

In another bowl, combine the flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Gradually stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
Set oven to 400 degrees.
line cookie sheets with parchment paper (do not grease cookie sheets, use parchment paper only).
On a very lightly floured surface roll out the dough into about 1/4-inch thickness
Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
(roll dough on the parchment paper and remove excess if cookies are delicate)
Place cookies 2-inches apart (I did 1-inch) on cookie sheet.
Bake for 4-6 minutes. (I did 6 minutes)
Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely before icing.
In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar with milk (start with 1 or 2 tablespoons, you will likely need more milk for the perfect spreading consistency).
Beat in corn syrup and a little vanilla until the icing is smooth and glossy (if the icing is too thick add in a small amount of more corn syrup).
Divide into as many separate bowls as you wish to different colors.
Add in food coloring until desired intensity is achieved.
Pain the icing over the cookies using a brush,or dip edges of cookies into icing.
Wash brush before changing colors.
Allow to set on waxed paper.
Decorate as you want.

I needed two batches of frosting for these cookies.
The second batch of frosting, I did not sift the powdered sugar and made a little stiffer frosting to use as decorating the cookies..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sugar, #frosting, #shinny

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Suzanne Goodrich suzymom
Jul 13, 2011
Great looking cookies. Plan on making these for our Dessert Friday Nights. :)
Aug 7, 2011 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: Daughters of the KING Kid-Friendly and Fun
Marie Alexander marie14513
Oct 22, 2011
thanks for sharing. Will have to try this...
Charmaine Carr charmainec87
Dec 22, 2011
how much sugar would you add if you dont use the icing??? 2C???
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Dec 23, 2011
Hi Charmaine. Lets see, 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar should be okay.
Carol Doe mumof1
Apr 22, 2012
These cookies are AWSOME.I also found this recipe on food.com.I made them for the Fourth of July.I had 3 diffrent size star cookie cutters and I also made 3 diffrent batches of the icing in the colors of red,white and of course blue.I put one of each color in a baggie and sold them in my yard sale last july.They were a big hit.Everyone loved them.
Carol Doe mumof1
Apr 22, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Apr 22, 2012
Thank you Carol. Yes they are sooo tasty. Never last very long around my house..Your stars sound awsome.