Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kangarookies

Here's a recipe for sugar cookies that is not only nice and simple but also doesn't taste like cardboard. They are even better if you decide to ice them!

You can obviously make any shape you want but I chose the kangaroo cookie cutter I won from Kirsti's blogiversary giveaway! She also posts recipes, and good ones, so go there. Now.

Kangaroo Sugar Cookies
(Printable recipe)

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 c powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla or flavored extract
  • 1 Tbsp half and half or whole milk
  • 1 egg

Icing:
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp milk
  • Optional: Food coloring of your choice


Directions:
Preheat to 375ยบ
1) Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl.
2) In a large bowl, cream together sugars, vanilla, and butter with electric mixer.
3) Mix in vanilla and milk.
4) Mix in egg.
5) Split dough in half and wrap up in parchment or wax paper. *
6) Refrigerate for at least one hour.
7) Lay down a cutting board and sprinkle flour (I like to use a flour/powered sugar combo) on it and rub some on your rolling pin.
8) Take out half your dough, lightly coat it with flour and roll out to about 1/8" to 1/4" thick.
9) Cut out cookies with your cookie cutter and transfer shapes to parchment lined cookie sheet.
10) Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.
11) Cool completely before icing.
My brother said they look like dinosaurs. He's kinda right.


Icing:
Mix together ingredients. Add more milk or sugar as needed. After icing, sprinkle with granulated sugar to make them sparkly.
1 c powdered sugar will give you about 1/2 c icing.

*If you don't want to make shaped cookes, skip refrigeration and just scoop tablespoon sized balls onto cookie tray and bake!

I also made starfish :)

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