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Sugar Cookies

Crafty Cookies, Desserts, Holiday Baking, Oven-Baked

These are the perfect project for a snow day. 

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These are the perfect project for a snow day.

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups Schnucks sugar
  • 3 large Schnucks eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Schnucks all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Royal Icing
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 5 drops of food coloring of choice
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups Schnucks unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Instructions

    Sugar Cookies
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Beat butter and sugar with mixer on high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla.
    2. Reduce mixer speed to low. In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to wet ingredients.
    3. Refrigerate dough for 45 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out dough to about ¼" thick and cut into desired shapes.
    4. Place shapes on foil-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for an additional 15 minutes.
    5. Bake 6-8 minutes. Let cool until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack. Decorate as desired.
    Royal Icing
    1. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 5 drops food coloring of choice and 2 tablespoons corn syrup until smooth.
    Buttercream Frosting
    1. Beat 4 cups powdered sugar and 1½ cups Schnucks unsalted butter on low speed until combined.
    2. Add 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla and ¼ teaspoon salt; continue beating until fluffy.

    Decorate Your Sugar Cookies

    Create a Swirled Icing Effect

    • Using a pastry bag with a fine tip, lightly outline cookie with royal icing and let dry.
    • Fill in the outline with royal icing. Close any gaps by moving icing with a toothpick.
    • While icing is wet, add designs using a different color royal icing.
    • Create swirls by dragging tooking through wet icing.

    Try These Delicious Toppings

    • Sprinkles
    • Chocolate chips
    • Chopped nuts
    • Shredded coconut
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Chopped candy bars
    • Crumbled potato chips
    • Crushed peppermint
    • Breakfast cereal
    • Pretzels
    • Dried fruit

    Nutrition Facts

    112 Calories Per Serving

    FAT: 6G

    SATURATED FAT: 3G

    CHOLESTEROL: 29MG

    SODIUM: 108MG

    CARBOHYDRATES: 14G

    FIBER: 0G

    SUGARS: 3G

    PROTEIN: 2G

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