Sunday, January 6, 2013

CTR Sugar Cookies

So it's nearly 4 in the morning. I got a ginormous headache and went to rest in bed around 8...slept for a few hours until the hubs came to bed. Couldn't fall asleep again...and so these happened.
We decided to make these for our Primary class (church starts in 5 hours...oh dear...). They were my husband's idea, so super kudos to him. He even made a few~

CTR Sugar Cookies

Cookies: (Alton Brown's. Love Alton.)

  • 3 c flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
Icing: (slightly altered from here)
  • 3-3/4 c powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp agave or corn syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • green food coloring


Cream sugar and butter together. Beat in the egg, then the milk. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet ingredients. Beat until the dough pulls away from the bowl. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in wax paper.  Place in fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 and prepare a pan with parchment paper.
If the dough is hard, let it sit for about 15 minutes before trying to roll it out. You should be able to roll it right on the wax paper it was wrapped in. Roll until it's 1/4 inch thick. To make the shield shape I used a medium-sized heart cookie cutter (see below). Be creative. I thought about using cups or just a sharp knife. Place the cookies on the parchment and bake for 7-10 minutes, turning the pan halfway through. Cool completely.


Whisk together the sugar, milk, agave and almond extract until smooth. I sifted my sugar to make sure there were no lumps. Pour half of the mixture into a separate bowl. Add green food coloring to one of the bowls until you reach your desired color. To the other bowl, add more powdered sugar to thicken it. Start with 2-3 T and keep adding until you reach the thickness you want. This will be for the letters and will act as a dam for the runny green icing.

Spoon some white icing into a sandwich bag, snip a small hole in the corner, and use that to pipe a border around each cookie. Let that dry for a bit (about 10 minutes). Using a small spoon, poor a bit of green icing into the middle of the cookie and spread it using a chopstick or something similar. Let that dry for 20-30 minutes. Finally, pipe on your letters using the remaining white icing.

The kids will love these...especially after Fast Sunday :)

I cut a heart shape, then used the curved sides of the heart to cut off the top.

See those huge blocks of cookie in the back? Haha!

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