I know, I know — it is FINALLY that time of year that we send our little ones back to school! These cookies are a fun treat to tuck into lunchboxes or add a note to for that new teacher. Honestly, it really isn’t that hard to make them, and the look VERY impressive
Back to School Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookie Recipe
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookie are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
4 egg whites
2 C powder sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
brown, pink, yellow, green,black, purple, and ivory gel food coloring
Red & blue Food writer
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
– Pull out 8 bowls and begin to divide the icing.
– Bowl #1, put 2 TBSP of icing in , add several drops of brown gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #2, put 2 TBSP of icing, add several drops of black gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #3, put 4 TBSP of icing, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl#4, put 5 TBSP of icing, add several drops of ivory gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
Bowl #5, put 5 TBSP of icing , add several drops of purple gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #6, put 5 TBSP of icing, add several drops pink gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl #7, put 1/2 C of yellow gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended. Bowl # 8 remains white. Bowl # 8 remains white.
-Spoon each of the icings into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Apple & Pencil Cookies
-Follow the colors and accent colors as displayed on each cookie.
-First step for each cookie is to outline them .
-Allow the icing outline at least 30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of these cookies you can push some the remaining icing into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency .) Leave some of the icing in the frosting bag for additional work if needed on each of the cookies. Using a butter knife to fill in or spread the watered down icing.
-Notebook paper apple. Outline the apple except the stem and leaf in white, after 30 seconds, fill in the body of the apple in white. Outline both the stem in brown and then the leaf in green then fill them each in with corresponding color. Allow 5-10 hours to completely dry. After the apple is dry, using the Foodwriter edible ink pens for draw the blue lines of the paper and the red line for the margin.
-Pencil. Using the ivory and black icing outline the wood part of the pencil and fill it in. Next, outline the lead of pencil in black then fill it in with black. Outline the body of the pencil in yellow then fill it in with the watered down yellow icing. Do not outline or fill in the eraser area with yellow but outline and fill in with pink. Allow to dry before adding the purple stripe ( outline and then fill in this spot) between the eraser and the body of the pencil.
-Allow the cookies to completely dry for 5-10 hours.