Almost all kids love cookies. What better way to liven up the holiday season than to make some decorated sugar cookies. Decorated sugar cookies will surely be a hit with the children not only because of the taste but also because of the cute and charming designs you can make on them.
Here is how a variation of one of the decorated sugar cookies goes:
You would need:
A cup of butter or any other shortening, a cup of white sugar, two eggs, a teaspoon of vanilla, two and a half cup of flour, a teaspoon of baking powder and half a teaspoon of salt to give it a little contrast to the sweetness.
To start the dough for the decorated sugar cookies, combine the wet ingredients in a bowl, then the sugar and the vanilla afterwards. Sift the flour into the mixture slowly while gently adding the baking powder. It is best to chill the dough for two to three minutes before rolling it out and cutting. To cut the dough properly, you must first roll it flat on your kitchen counter.
The thickness should be just right about half an inch. Never make your decorated sugar cookies too thick or too thin. After rolling it out flat, then proceed with the use of the shaped cookie cutters. You can have as much fun as you want, as the shapes will not affect the taste. Then bake for six to eight minutes and allow them to cool afterwards.
Decorated sugar cookies will never be complete without the colored icing. Here is how you can make the frosting for the decorated sugar cookies. All you need is a cup of confectioner’s sugar also called powdered sugar; one fourth teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of vanilla add a teaspoon of water to turn it into a paste. Then add the coloring of choice and decorate the cookies by using a pastry tube or a cone of paper with cut tips to apply intricate designs.
Just make sure that you decorate the cookies after they have cooled. Basically that is one way of making decorated sugar cookies. Feel free to change the flavor by substituting flavors other than vanilla. After a few practices in making this recipe you can easily make it with your own versions and variations. It will also be fun if the kids are involved especially in the mixing and the cutting of the dough.