Painted Sugar Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

Stand some of these sweet treats on the Easter basket Cake

  • Portion size 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Icing:
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • food colouring

Method

In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir flour with baking powder; stir into butter mixture. Gather into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or for up to 3 days.

On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 3-inch (8 cm) cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes. Place about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on greased baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Icing Paint: Whisk sugar with water until spreadable, adding more water if necessary. Divide among small bowls; tint with colouring as desired. Using palette or small knife, spread thin coat on cookies. Let dry, about 4 hours. Meanwhile, scoop remaining icing into separate resealable plastic bags; seal and set aside.

Snip small opening off corner of each icing bag. Pipe patterns onto cookies. Let dry, about 4 hours. (Make ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 25 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 97.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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