We recently made these easy and adorable (not to mention delicious) sugar cookies both for a dinner party, and to take to a neighbor who just had a baby girl.  They were a huge hit!  Here’s how:

1.  3 cups all-purpose flower  2.  1 teaspoon baking powder  3. 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  4. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened  5. 1 1/2 cup sugar  6. 1 egg, beaten  7. 1 tablespoon milk  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl
  • Mix softened butter and sugar until smooth
  • Add the egg, milk and vanilla to the mixer and combine
  • Turn mixer to a low setting and incorporate the flour mixture until it pulls away from the side of the bowl

  • Store dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Roll out dough, and cut into shapes
  • Bake cookies for roughly 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown
  • Let cookie cool completely before icing

1.  1 cup confectioners’ sugar  2.  2 teaspoons milk  3.  2 teaspoons light corn syrup  4.  1/4 teaspoon almond extract  5.  1 color of food coloring (red was used in these pictures)

  • Combine ingredients (minus food coloring) in an electric mixer, add more wet ingredients if thinning is necessary, and more confectioners’ sugar if thickening is needed
  • Add 1-2 drops of food coloring (a little goes a long way) to create your lightest ombre shade

  • Liberally drizzle first color shade over the top of each cookie

  • Continue to add 1-2 drops of food coloring to the icing in the mixer and drizzle each color under the previous shade

  • Let icing dry completely, preferably over night
  • Once icing is hardened use the cookie cutter of your choice to cut cookies again

The final product:

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2 Responses to Ombre Sugar Cookies

  1. Pearls and Lace says:

    These are beautiful and I’m sure they’re super yummy too!

    xo, jen

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