Twisted Sugar Cookies

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Lynn Socko

By
@lynnsocko

These are a fun treat that would be great for the kids to help with. The dough is easy to handle once refrigerated for a while, and the cool part is no two turn out the same. Be careful with the food coloring though!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These sugar cookies are so cute and the perfect Halloween treat. They're perfect for kids to help make for a Halloween party. There are a few steps to the recipe, but it's not hard. The cookies are a plain soft sugar cookie that's a little fluffy and not overly sweet. This recipe is so versatile you can change the colors for any holiday.

Note: Gel food coloring needs to be used in these cookies to achieve the intense orange and black colors. Also, our cookies were done in 10 minutes so keep an eye on them. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes 2 1/2 dozen
Prep:
1 Hr 15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • DOUBLE THE RECIPE; MAKE TWO BATCHES OF DOUGH, COLOR EACH ONE A SEPARATE COLOR

  • 2 c
    sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    soft shortening (I use butter flavor)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    black and orange food coloring gel

How to Make Twisted Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together shortening and sugar until combined.
  2. Add egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add food coloring gel. Mix until well combined, scraping sides as needed.
  4. Add flour 1 cup at a time and mix till combined. Scrape sides and make sure all flour is mixed in.
  5. Form into a ball.
  6. Repeat process with the opposite color.
  7. Place in a covered bowl and refrigerate at least one hour or till easy to handle.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop all of one color out, wash scoop, then dip out the other color. Roll each color into balls. Wash hands between colors.
  9. Now put one ball of each color together and roll into a log.
  10. Now twist or break log in half.
  11. Roll dough back into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  12. Press down with the flat bottom of a glass and bake on second from top rack for 10-15 min until the bottom is set or slightly firm.

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About Twisted Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtag: #halloween




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