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Wedding-Inspired Sugar Cookies

by Christa on January 28, 2010

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With my boyfriend’s cousin (and my good friend) Ali’s wedding right around the corner… I have wedding fever! Her colors are a sea-glass light blue & green, which is what inspired the look of these cookies.

 


I have always been a little weary of royal icing, because of the fact that I’m such a perfectionist. So I decided to face my fears and took on the daunting task of making beautiful royal icing sugar cookies. It was a very long process… lots of refrigerating, rolling, re-refrigerating, baking, cooling, frosting, waiting, more frosting, etc. But I think it was well worth it because they look and taste GREAT!
A special thanks to HungryHousewife, which is where I found this recipe, and step by step directions.

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Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract or a mix of both
3 cups ap flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 30 minutes before baking the cookies.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add in the eggs and the extract and beat to incorporate.
4. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Slow
ly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
6. Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll to 3/8″ thick in between 2 sheets of parchment paper and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
7. Remove the dough and cut your desired shape. Place the formed cookies back in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Take the scraps and re roll them to 3/8″ in the parchment paper and re chill befor cutting out again.
8. Bake your cookies on an un greased cookie sheet for 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of your cookie.
9. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
10. Cool completely before icing.

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Meg January 29, 2010 at 3:22 am

Those are really cute!

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Gina January 29, 2010 at 3:37 am

These look so good. I love cute sugar cookies with royal icing, but they often don't taste that good…I need to try this recipe!

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My Creative Way January 29, 2010 at 4:22 am

Totally worth it! Looks great 🙂

Raychel

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Mary January 29, 2010 at 6:40 am

These are spectacular! I'll have to give them a try really soon. Have a wonderful day.

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cookies and cups January 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Great job! The royal icing thing gets easier each time! Trust me 😉

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Bob January 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Looks fantastic, much better than any frosting job I've done. Heh.

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Whimsy Cookie Co. January 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

these are very sweet..love the color!

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Sue (Someone's Mom) January 30, 2010 at 12:18 am

They are beautiful. My sugar cookies always taste good, but they aren't very pretty.

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Monica H February 1, 2010 at 10:03 am

Those are pretty. I bet they would look awesome with a chocolate cookie base as well.

great job!

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Hungry Dog February 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm

These are so pretty–I love that color blue!

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Jenniffer February 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

How delightfully cute are those cookies?! Great job!

-Jenniffer
http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

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Psychgrad February 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

Such a good job! I know how long it can take to make and decorate sugar cookies. The little pearls are adorable.

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Susen February 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

its great when you find the right recipe, they taste even better when you use the lemon extract to add glitter dust yum.

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Eliana February 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm

These look so precious 🙂

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Meander February 22, 2010 at 12:47 am

oh such cuteness! glad you stopped by! I'm adding you to my blog roll sweetie! can't wait to visit more often!

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