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Learn the easy cookie decorating technique that uses less sugar and makes decorating holiday treats with kids fun!

Soft Sugar Cookies for Painted Cookies

  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Decorating cookies with kids is a fun holiday tradition. Learn the easy cookie decorating technique that uses less sugar and makes decorating holiday treats with kids simple and less messy!


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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 18 oz can evaporated milk, for painting
  • Food coloring, natural
  • white sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat eggs int the butter and sugar one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients mixing slowly until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Roll dough between two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.and place on prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Pour a tablespoon of evaporated milk into a small container and add a few drops of food coloring, stir to combine. Repeat for each color you wish to use.
  7. Use a paint brush to paint the cookies.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with white sugar.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 95
  • Sodium: 28.1 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.3 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg

Keywords: painted sugar cookies, cookies for kids

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