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Classic Decorated Sugar Cookies

Classic Decorated Sugar Cookies

Cookies are always a special treat during Christmas. So here is my Classic Decorated Sugar Cookies!!

Sugar Cookies are the easiest and best cookies that’s so simple to make. I am so glad I made these! No one can say no to these Cookies. Whole of my family loved these.

They are so good and I myself couldn’t control my taste buds. Its just asking for more and more. I said to myself that I need to reserve some to decorate and photograph it.

I baked two trays of cookies, but only one remained to decorate. Happy! I saved atleast  those.

These are classic cookies that can be made for birthday giveaways, baby showers or any special celebrations. I have made these cookies long back for some birthday party. 

Here is the fun part, Decorating!! There are many ways to decorate these cookies. Once I decorated it with sugar icing, but this time I tried Royal Icing.

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Classic Decorated Sugar Cookies
Classic Decorated Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Sugar Cookies are an easy and simple to make for giveaways or special celebrations.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: cookies, sugar cookies
Ingredients
  • 170 g (3/4 cup) Unsalted Butter
  • 135 g (3/4 cup) Castor Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 290 g (2 + 1/4 cup) All Purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
For Decorating with Royal Icing:
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 + 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
Method
  1. Measure the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk it. Keep aside.

  2. Beat Butter till creamy for a minute.

  3. Add in Sugar and beat till fluffy for 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

  4. Add in Egg and vanilla extract. beat it for 2 minutes.

  5. Now mix the dry ingredients. Dough is ready and it will be slightly sticky.

  6. Roll the dough to 1/3" thick between two parchment paper and refrigerate it for atleast 1 hour.

  7. Preheat oven to 200 C and prepare cookie tray with parchment paper.

  8. Using Cookie cutters, cut and place all the cookies in the tray.

  9. Place it in the preheated oven and bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes or until the sides are golden brown.

  10. Leave it on the tray for 10 minutes and place it on the cooling rack til it comes to room temperature.

  11. Once cooled, store it in air tight container. It will stay good in fridge for a week.

For Decorating Cookies:
  1. Separate the egg Whites carefully without any yolk.

  2. Add lemon juice and beat till mixed.

  3. Add in sugar and mix slowly till smooth.

  4. Consistency can vary according to your preference. Add 1 tsp of water if too thick or 1 tbsp icing sugar if too liquid.

  5. Cover the icing with cling wrap or store in air tight container until use, because it hardens when exposed to air. It will stay good up to 2 days in fridge.

 

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