My aunt was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998. Every year my family raises money and does the MS Walk. Last year we had about 20 people walk, this year due to weather we only had 12. But we raised almost $2,000!
I wanted to do something special for our team this year, so I made sugar cookies for everyone. They actually turned out so cute that I might use them next year to help raise money! It was my first time using a glaze to decorate and to my surprise the cookies turned out way better that I thought. I do not have a sugar cookie recipe that I like using to shape cookies so I used one from I Am Baker. The secret to these soft cookies was to under bake them. I only baked them for 6-8 minutes. If you like a crunchier cookie you can bake them for 8-11 minutes.
The number of cookies this recipe makes depends on how thick you roll the dough and the size of the cookie cutter you use. I got 24 large cookies using this Cookie Cutter – Butterfly. I chose a butterfly for these cookies because a lot of MS groups use the Monarch Butterfly as representation since the colors are orange and black.
- 1 -½ cup Unsalted Butter
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 whole Eggs
- 2 whole Eggs Yolks
- 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Beat butter and sugar until well combined.
- Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks, mix until combined.
- Add in vanilla and almond extract, mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly add flour to mixture, combine.
- Put dough in Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.
- 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Milk
- 3 drops Lemon Juice
- 1 tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
- Combine powder sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a bowl. The consistency should be very think and hard to stir. This was the perfect thickness for outlining my cookies. Use a piping bag with a small round tip to outline the cookie.
- To fill in the cookies, you can add more milk, one tablespoon at a time to get your desired consistency.
- Put into a piping bag and “spill” the icing on the cookie. I used a small decorating spatula to fill the cookie.
- Double recipe, as needed.
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