My biggest holiday cookie weakness is frosted sugar cookies. I normally do not have a sweet tooth, but I do love those cookies! This year I got creative and bought a corgi cookie cutter to make pembroke corgi theme cookies. I bought the Welsh corgi cutter from Good Dog Express ($5.49) and used a basic sugar cookie recipe from All Recipes.
The recipe is simple.
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on a floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick (I find it helpful to flour the ball of dough first too). Cut into shapes with cookie cutter(s).
- Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 6 to 8 minutes (It took only 6 minutes for me).
- Cool completely before decorating.
I doubled the below recipe, which was also from All Recipes.
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
Combine confectioners’ sugar, butter, vanilla and milk, and beat until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk to reach desired spreading consistency. I had to add several more tablespoons of milk to get the frosting thin enough.
For color, I split up the frosting into smaller bowls, and used a combination of green, red, and yellow food color to make brown frosting. There is no magic amount of drops of each color. Instead, you really just have to experiment to get the shade that you want. I then also made a pale yellow frosting, plus I left some white. For black, I bought a premade black decorating gel.
I made up half of the cookies in brown, white, and black to look like my corgi Ty, and half in yellow to look like Eve. I’m not the most artistic person around, but I think they still came out cute.
These were really fun to make and tasted great! Although I had a hard time bringing myself to actually eat little mini versions of my dogs!
Good Dog Express has cookie cutters in multiple dog breeds and for cats, so you can make cookies to resemble your own pets.
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