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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

Sugar Cookies are an easy and simple to make for giveaways or special celebrations.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack

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

Instructions
 

  • Measure the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and whisk it. Keep aside.
  • Beat Butter till creamy for a minute.
  • Add in Sugar and beat till fluffy for 3-4 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Add in Egg and vanilla extract. beat it for 2 minutes.
  • Now mix the dry ingredients. Dough is ready and it will be slightly sticky.
  • Roll the dough to 1/3" thick between two parchment paper and refrigerate it for atleast 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 200 C and prepare cookie tray with parchment paper.
  • Using Cookie cutters, cut and place all the cookies in the tray.
  • Place it in the preheated oven and bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes or until the sides are golden brown.
  • Leave it on the tray for 10 minutes and place it on the cooling rack til it comes to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, store it in air tight container. It will stay good in fridge for a week.

For Decorating Cookies:

  • Separate the egg Whites carefully without any yolk.
  • Add lemon juice and beat till mixed.
  • Add in sugar and mix slowly till smooth.
  • Consistency can vary according to your preference. Add 1 tsp of water if too thick or 1 tbsp icing sugar if too liquid.
  • 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.
Keyword cookies, sugar cookies

 

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