Sugar Cookie Frosting

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Halloween-Sugar-Cookies_8506_webIngredients

3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Gel food coloring

 

Optional: Sprinkles and other candies for decorating
Additional: Piping bags or Ziploc bags, piping tips

 

To a medium-sized bowl, add sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly blended.

If the frosting is too thick, add more of the milk. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar.  Do this until it is the consistency that you want it to be.

Divide the frosting into separate bowls and mix with the food coloring of your choice, if you plan to color it.

Add frosting to the piping bags or Ziploc bags (cut off a small piece of a corner).  Using your desired tip size, pipe frosting onto the cookies. Add other decorations as desired.

Let the frosting harden before you eat the cookies. (Good luck with that!)  It may take awhile.

Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container.

Click here to see Sugar Cookie recipe.

 


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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Halloween-Sugar-Cookies_8506_webIngredients

1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt

Additional: Plastic wrap and parchment paper
Note: This recipe can be successfully doubled.

In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar.  Mix together until thoroughly blended. It should be fluffy, but the butter should not be separating.  You can use either an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer.

Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until completely incorporated into the butter-sugar mixture.

In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix well.  Add the flour mixture gradually to the butter mixture.

Once the mixture is completely blended, divide the dough in half. Place half of the dough on a large piece of plastic wrap.  Cover and shape into a ball. Repeat with other half of dough. Chill in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Remove dough from refrigerator.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

On a clean, floured surface, place one ball of the chilled cookie dough. Lightly flour the cookie dough.  If you want thin, crisp cookies, roll it out to a thickness of approximately ⅛”. If you want thick, soft cookies, roll it out to about ¼” thickness.  Add flour as needed to the dough and the rolling pin (and your hands!) so that the dough doesn’t stick.

Use your favorite cookie cutter shapes to cut out the cookies. To prevent the shapes from going all wonky, use a spatula to move the cut cookies to the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350°F for 9-10 minutes, or until edges start to lightly brown.

Cool completely before moving or frosting.

Click here to see Sugar Cookie Frosting recipe.

 


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Choco Bombs

Choco Bombs

Choco-Bombs_8194_400Ingredients

1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
1 Cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened.
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Hot Water
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 Eggs
½ tsp Salt
3 Cups All Purpose Flour (You can use Rice Flour)
1 Cup M&Ms
1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Cream together the white granulated sugar (1 cup), light brown sugar (1 cup), and two sticks of butter (1 cup).

Fold in  2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp hot water, 1 tsp baking soda and 2 eggs.

Stir until well blended.

Stir in 3 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp  salt.

Add 1 cup M&Ms and 1 cup chocolate chips .

Fold in until well blended.

Measure out rounded ½ tablespoonfuls of batter and roll into balls.

Place balls onto cookie sheet which has been sprayed with non stick baking spray.

Place cookie sheet into oven and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until edges are starting to turn golden brown.  

Remove from oven and allow to rest for two minutes.