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lucky charms cookies

lucky charms cookies

I loved this fun idea from Parents magazine for St. Patrick’s Day — lucky charms style cookies in rainbow of colors! They are just made from a simple sugar cookie dough (recipe below), and then frosted and coated with colorful sanding sugars. These would be a nice surprise for the kids on St. Patrick’s Day.

Classic Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture on low until combined, scraping down sides of bowl. Divide dough in half; form into disks and wrap in plastic. Chill 2 hours or overnight.
2. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters. Reroll scraps.
3. Bake on ungreased baking sheets 7 to 9 minutes, until edges are golden. Cool on sheets 5 minutes; then cool on racks. Decorate as desired.