Easy Sugar Cookies Dressed UP!

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

These cookies are large and pretty... best of all very easy!

We do these in many colors for different holidays and for snacks while watching our favorite sports teams! We also make these for all of the holidays... For Easter we use pastel sugars. The possibilities are endless....

My grand children like helping to make these... and like eating them too!

Play with your food!


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Serves:

4 - 5 Dozen (depending on size)

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIES

1 1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking powder
5 5/8 c
all purpose flour
3 1/4 c
sugar
2 c
butter (softened)
2 large
eggs (well beaten)
1 Tbsp
clear lemon extract
2 tsp
vanilla extract

MOM'S ROYAL ICING (MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS)

3 Tbsp
meringue powder
4 c
(about 1 pound) powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
clear lemon extract
5 Tbsp
warm water

SUGAR COATING

2 c
granulated sugar
red food coloring paste (to desired color)
(can use other colors if desired)

Directions Step-By-Step

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SUGAR COATING:

Stir together the sugar and food coloring (use a couple drops of water as needed to blend together the colors)

Spread sugar on baking sheets to dry.
2
Put the dried sugar into a bowl for using.

Put the remaining sugars into jars for storing for future use.
3
COOKIES:

Mix together cookie dough ingredients in large bowl.
4
Roll out the cookie dough.
5
Use cookie cutters to make desired shapes of cookies.
6
Place cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets.
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Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies are pale golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool.
8
Mom's Royal Icing:

Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan. Bring just to the boil.
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While icing is still damp, either dip the cookies one side at a time, or the edges, or sprinkle the frosted cookies with sugars or sprinkles.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids