Friday, March 27, 2020

Spring Cut Out Cookies #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.


Cut out cookies are always so much fun to make.  Turn the quarantine into some precious family time with these easy and delicious cookies.


This is my final day of Spring Sweets Week but don't worry.......


The event is still going strong for 2 more days.

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks!  What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway?

27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!  So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages!

Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much to Dixie CrystalsMillican Pecan, Door County CoffeeAnolonDeiss CookwareAdams Extract, and Fresh April Sprinkles for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes you can win!



When the shut down of schools first started, I had the Angel Face for a few days while Mama worked.  I used the unexpected time that I had with the girls to bake some cookies incorporating 3 products that I was lucky enough to get from the sponsors.  


These sponsors, Adams Extracts, Fresh April Sprinkles and Deiss, have also provided wonderful gift packages to be raffled off to our readers.  You can learn all about the prize packages here and enter to win one of them at the bottom of this post.


I made the dough the night before and put it into the refrigerator.  The following day when the kids began whining that they were bored I pulled it out and we got working.


Once they were cut out and put into the oven, the girls found a game to play.  The cookies were baked to perfection and then set out to cool completely.


The next time they asked what they could do it was time for frosting and sprinkles.  It was a fun and delicious way to spend time together.  


How are you keeping your sanity during this pandemic?  If you, like me, find your comfort in the kitchen here are some great ideas.......

Friday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes





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Desserts, Cookies
American
Yield: 24 Cookies
Author:

Cut Out Cookies

Cut Out Cookies

Cut out cookies are always so much fun to make. Turn the quarantine into some precious family time with these easy and delicious cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 6 T. butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract ( I used Adams)
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 T. boiling water
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles ( I used Fresh April Sprinkles)

Instructions:

How to cook Cut Out Cookies

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  
  3. Turn the speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture until well incorporated.  Remove from bowl to a sheet of plastic wrap.  Pat and shape into a disc.  Cover with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours and up to two days.  
  4. Remove from refrigerator and let set at room temperature for 15 minutes.  Turn onto a  floured surface and roll out to a 1/4" thickness, Cut out using cookie cutters that have been dipped in flour and place onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.  
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on the shape and size of your cookies.  They are done when the edges are golden but the center is soft set. They will harden as they cool. 
  6. Remove from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack with a flat, flexible spatula (I used one from Deiss Cookware)  and let cool completely.
  7. When the cookies are cool, whisk together the hot water and sugar to make a thick but pourable glaze.  
  8. Pour the glaze onto the cookies and top immediately with sprinkles.

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe by Nigella Lawson
Calories
93.21
Fat (grams)
3.20
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.90
Carbs (grams)
15.18
Fiber (grams)
0.21
Net carbs
14.97
Sugar (grams)
9.07
Protein (grams)
1.10
Sodium (milligrams)
41.77
Cholesterol (grams)
15.38
Created using The Recipes Generator


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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Anolon, Fresh April Sprinkles, Deiss Kitchenware, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. 

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22 comments:

  1. Yummy cookies! I love your helpers!

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  2. Your photos of your little girl sitting up on the counter to make cookies -- adorable!!
    That's a great thing to do with cooped-up kids.

    Be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. That is my granddaughter. She makes life very special. Unfortunately I am only seeing her on face time for right now. She is learning to roller blade during this crisis.

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  3. This is such a fun activity to do with the family! My kids would love to decorate and then enjoy these!

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  4. What a great photo of you and the girls! Your cookies are adorable.. and so springy!!

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  5. Just what this world needs right now...MORE COOKIES!!! Yum!!!

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  6. These are so fesstive and fun!

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  7. I always love baking and decorating cookies with my family. The sprinkles are perfect!

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  8. Your cookies and cookie helpers are so cute. One of my favorite sweets is for sure sugar cookies.

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  9. These are darling! You can never have enough sprinkles!

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  10. I love this idea! Cut outs should be made all year!

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  11. How fun to make cookies with the kids. They look cute! And so do the cookies.

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