I made these cookies for my sister’s dance team, and I’m so happy with how they turned out! My sister said they’re delicious, but I think they’re too beautiful to eat!
Simple Sugar Cookies, adapted from AllRecipes
Makes 48 small cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. In an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix on medium speed.
2. In 1-cup increments, add the flour. Stir in the baking powder and salt, and continue to mix after each addition of flour.
3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill it in the freezer for at least 1 hour. 15 minutes before you want to make the cookies, move the dough to the fridge.
4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface and place 1/4 of the dough onto it. Sprinkle some flour on top of the dough, then roll it to 1/4-inch thickness with a rolling pin. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
5. Bake the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook for 6-8 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
For the icing, I melted some almond bark in the microwave for 1 minute, then added yellow food coloring to it. This frosting worked really well – it hardened beautifully and tastes delicious!