Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to School ... Apple Sugar Cookies

I had this brilliant idea to make cookies for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club.  Really how hard would 220 cookies be?  hehe that was until I decided to do yet again something fun and creative looking.  I found a fun Apple Sugar Cookie on Living Locurto, one of my favorite sites for fun things to make.  One day I may listen to Rick and stop doing so much, until then my friends, you get to see all the fun ideas :).


What you Need:
Sugar Cookie Dough (see recipe below)
Red Coloring
Green Coloring
Leaf Cutter (or you can hand cut)
Mini Cupcake Liners
Pretzels
Red Icing (for glue)

Make your sugar cookie dough, take 1/4 of the dough to make it green.  I use Wilton Icing Color as my food coloring for all projects.  Take the 3/4 of the dough and dye it red.  Roll out the green to make your leaf's.  I used my Martha Stewart Apple cookie cutter and used just the leaf part to punch out leaf's.  I baked them at 350 for 8 minutes (her recipe said 10, my oven runs hot).  For the red I rolled into small balls and put it in a mini cupcake liner and baked in my mini cupcake pan and baked them at 350 for 14 minutes (her recipe said 18, again my oven runs hot).  Once baked, I took a wood dowel to make a hole.  I broke off 1/3 of a pretzel and inserted in the hole.  I took a little red icing to glue the leaf onto the top of the apple.


It took a few hours but I was able to make exactly 220 cookies, enough for all the kids at the club.  I was so excited that the kids loved them and the boys were so excited to tell there friends there that they helped mom make them.


For the sugar cookies I used a Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe I found on My Recipes.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 
granulated sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Combine flour and salt. 
Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Divide dough in half. Cover; 
chill 1 hour.
2. Roll each portion of dough to 1⁄4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. 
Cut with desired cookie cutters. (We used flower and starfish cutters.) 
Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. 
Cool cookies 1 minute on baking sheets, and remove to wire racks to cool completely.




Hope you make them, it really was easy just not in the volume I made :). LOL

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10 comments:

  1. The cookies are adorable and I am sure they tasted wonderful!

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  2. Wow you are an over achiever. That sounds like a ton of work!

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  3. Those are so cute - I almost wouldn't want to eat them lol.

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  4. Those are super, super cute!!! You are so amazing with what you come up with.

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  5. These are too darn cute! Love it! I might have to try and make some of these for my teacher friends. ;)
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would love if you would link up any of your awesome posts at my August Totally Tuesday Link Party: http://madcapfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/08/august-totally-tuesday-link-party.html
    Hugs!

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  6. How creative!!! I want one! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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