Sugar Cookies

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I was asked by Max (Supatai’s oldest son) in NYC to make some cookies for his school “Bake Sale” on Valentine’s Day. I was so honored that I can bake for him. These cookies are so easy to bake and decorate them. Well, I glad that I did these as when I handed over the cookies to Max’s teacher and her expression was appreciative.

 

 

Ingredients:

3¼ cups All-purpose flour

3 tablespoons baking powder

1½ cups sugar

1½ cups butter

2 small eggs

1½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract

 

Red Icing

Ingredients:

1½ cups confectioners’ sugar

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon light corn syrup

¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2-2½ tablespoons water

In a mixing bowl with confectioners’ sugar, salt, light corn syrup, pure vanilla extract and water and whisk until well incorporated. The texture will be a little thick. If your desired to have a different color, you should pour some icing into different dishes and add food coloring to it. If you are not decorating it straight away, cover and transfer to the refrigerator to cool up to 2 days.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Mix All-purpose flour and baking powder well in a small mixing bowl. Set aside until use.

In a mixing bowl with sugar, butter and whisk with a hand-held electric mixing mixer until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and combine well.

Gradually add flour mixture into the butter cream mixture and whisk until incorporated. Turn out the dough onto a well floured surface and roll out to a thickness of ¼ inch. Use a 2 inch cutout round ring to cut out the shape of a circle.

Place the cut out cookies and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit in the rack for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completing before icing.

Use the icing to decorate a heart in the center of the baked cookies.

Simply use some squeeze bottles with whatever color you need and squeeze a design on your cookies and set aside to dry for 2-24 hours. Once it is set and hardened – (Note: I wrap it up with a plastic bag so as to give a professional work.)

 

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