Painted Sugar Cookies

7
Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

This recipe came out of a cookbook I once had, but all I have are tattered pages and have no idea what cookbook. I've been making these for over 20 yrs. and make them every Christmas.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 1/3 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2
eggs, room temp
2 Tbsp
milk
2 tsp
vanilla
4 c
flour

POWDERED SUGAR ICING

2 c
sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
milk or less
gel food coloring
candy sprinkles

How to Make Painted Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter for about 30 seconds. Add sugar,...
    1In a large mixing bowl beat butter for about 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with a mixer, Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half, place in ziploc bag or saran wrap, refrigerate at least one hour or till easy to handle.
  • One of the many times we we're making sugar cookies :)
    2On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1/4 of the dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters. Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake one 375° for 7-8 min or till edges are brown and cookie is firm.
  • ICING: You want the icing to be quite thick so you can paint...
    3ICING: You want the icing to be quite thick so you can paint in on the cookies with a tiny paint brush. I use the smallest foam brush I can find and cut the corners off to make a skinny end. Mix together sifted powdered sugar, vanilla, and only a little milk at a time, and coloring till very well incorporated and no lumps remain. If you icing is too thin, add more sifted powdered sugar. If you add sprinkles, be sure to do it right after painting the cookie while it is still wet so they will stick.
  • 4HEART cookies: Use different size cookie cutters. When painting, paint smallest ones first and allow to dry. Then paint larger ones, placing the smaller ones on top while frosting is wet, when it dries it works like a glue.

Printable Recipe Card

About Painted Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #sugar




Show 43 Comments & Reviews

Pms Cookies Recipe

PMS Cookies

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Salty, sweet and chocolaty, you can't beat these cookies full of peanut butter and fluffy! Click here for the PMS Cookies recipe!

Easy Christmas Cookies For A Fantastic Cookie Tray Recipe

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...

Homemade Hostess Gifts For The Holidays Recipe

Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

JustaPinch
Kitchen Crew

It's party season! Seems, for me, every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas I'm attending some sort of holiday party. Wherever I go, I like to bring a small homemade gift...

promotion