It's a gorgeous Easter weekend, I'm going to an Easter party later, and I signed up to bring a veggie tray. But in my heart I wanted to make something with pastel frostings and sprinkles... So here I present to you my Easter sugar cookies.
The recipe was based off of this sugar cookie recipe from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. I did this:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
1&1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp milk
1/2 c butter
Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix very well. Add milk and vanilla to melted butter in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix and use your hands to roll into balls, or roll out the dough and use cookie cutters. I rolled them into balls, and then for some of them I flattened out the balls slightly by squishing them down a little - those turned out the best. Lay them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9 minutes, remove from oven (they will look a little under done, but still take them out) and let cool for 5 minutes before touching them.
Then... I tried to make an array of pastel icings. I put powdered sugar and a few drops of water in a bowl and added liquid food coloring.
Not... what I had in mind! Luckily I found some fluffy white Duncan Hines frosting in the cupboard, which saved the day:
With this, you'll get a much better pastel color.
Mix up a few little bowls of pastel icing, spread them on the cookies, and add sprinkles!
And here's to the reject cookies who didn't make it on the final tray: