These require a little more work than your standard cookie because you have to separate the dough and then color it. But these cookies are a lot of fun, and I think they'd be great for a kid's birthday party. These look like soemthing I would have loved to eat when I was a kid....and I loved eating them tonight. Although something tells me I better not skip that run tomorrow.
This is my family sugar cookie recipe. The dough spreads a bit if it's warm, so I suggest chilling it. In fact, that's what the recipe calls for but I wanted something quick. Since it spread, I used cutters after the cookies were baked to cut them into the stars and Mickey heads. It was a great night of baking therapy.
Makes about 24 cookies
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1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/4 cups flour
In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix until combined. Add the baking powder, cream of tartar, and nutmeg, and stir until incorporated. Add the flour and mix until fully combined.
Divide the dough into 5 bowls and add your food coloring. I used blue, purple, orange, yellow, and green. The gel colors will be more vibrant than liquid colors. In the separate bowls, chill the dough in the refrigerator for an hour or until cold.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Once cold, take a small piece of each color of dough and combine into one ball. If you want to add sprinkles, press these on the top of the dough ball. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Let cool before serving.
A She Makes and Bakes family recipe.