Spring Sugar Cookies
Welcome back!! And this time from home! My home, your home, everyone is home thanks to the Corona Virus. But that's okay because we're getting. stuff. done. while we have all this time, right? Maybe.
Well, to keep my creative juices flowing I decided to whip up a batch of sugar cookies to decorate all cute, then deliver to some friends and neighbors because tbh...I don't really like sugar cookies. Oatmeal chocolate chip forever! Anyway, to up the creative ante just a bit, I decided to make a lil video of the process as well.
This recipe is realllllly simple and so many of my friends texted saying that they LOVED it. It's just a sugar cookie guys come on. Just kidding I'm so happy they thought they were so good! So if you're getting in the spring time mood (I certainly am) or you're just looking for something to take up your day I'll share the recipe below!
Happy spring baking :)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter cut into pieces
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Place flour, sugars, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt into a food processor and process for 5 ish seconds.
Add the pieces butter and process until the dough looks like coarse meal.
Stir the egg, vanilla and almond extract in a separate cup then add to the food processor while processing.
Remove the dough, wrap and put in fridge to set for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Remove dough from fridge and divide into 3 equal parts.
Roll out each section of dough and cut with desired shape cookie cutters.
Place onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper, and bake until the edges are slightly golden brown - about 15-20 minutes.
While they're baking, get ready to decorate!
Ingredients for the frosting:
2 tablespoons meringue powder
4 cups of confectioner's sugar
6 tablespoons of water (adjust to get the right consistency you want!)
Desired food coloring
Once the cookies are completely cooled, decorate with frosting and anything else you want (sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips - go wild!) and enjoy!!