Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to School ( and a cookie recipe )

Today my kiddos go back to school...
This day makes me a little sad,
I miss them when they are gone...

This year I decided to make Back to School cookies for them,
and let's be honest for me to scarf while they are at school...

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

1/3 cup cold butter
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
2 cups flour

Beat butter and shortening with electric mixer, add in sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until mixed well.
(Chill for a bit)
Lightly flour surface roll out to 1/4 thick, cut to desired shape and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes, do not let these cookies golden.
Cool.

Sugar Cookie Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp of milk or less
food coloring

*add milk slowly until desired consistency.
I put mine in a Wilton squeeze bottle and used the "flood" technique.




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9 comments:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Those are cute! I can't believe your kids go back to school today!!!! We have 22 more days.... :(

Elise said...

Adorable!!! One more week for us!! I was thinking breakfast in bed for my peeps, but I'm not so sure...
Love the cookies!!
Elise

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Happy First Day! Super cute cookies ;)

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jen :-)
I use to always hate the start of school each year too. I liked doing things with my kids in the summer!!

And then there was the fact that "stress levels" always rose during the school year. Getting them up and there, getting them to do home work. This thing. That thing. Having kids who had learning challenges...

Your bus shaped cookies are cute! Hope you had a gallon of milk to accompany the ones you ate ;->

katie said...

So sweet. What a great gesture for their return to school.

Mom said...

So...how many did you scarf down while crying in your milk until they got home? :op

Neisey said...

very cute! good job mom! :)

Ruth said...

So cute.

Your kids are back to school early. We don't start here until the end of August-early September.

Ruth

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

love these!!
school starts tomorrow for us and these would be so cute for my boy to come home to.