Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Candy Sugar Cookies

Warning: These cookies are not for the faint of heart. Dieters beware. Anyone with an aversion to butter cover up your eyes.

One cup. One full cup of butter in these bad boys. And there's more where that came from in the icing too. But they look so gosh darn cute!

The first batch..I really wanted heart shaped cookies, but unfortunately, I don't have a heart shaped cookie cutter. So I used a knife to shape each of these love cookies.




Cookie number two was for the twizzler lover. Luckily I had a cookie cutter for this (WAY too lazy to individually cut every cookie into a shape again)




Cookie number three was my excitement coming through because I just bought a super jumbo size bag of chocolate chips. It's HUGE I tell you! Barely fits in my cupboard!




Cookie number four...Well I keep getting lazier and lazier and just made tablespoon cookies, no cookie cutter required. And just topped it with coconut, maybe because my affair with coconut is one that will last till dooms day. No one I know likes coconut. Sad, but this means more for me :p




Now cookie number five. I have just discovered how much I LOVE grated chocolate. So that is what I did.




And of course, since this makes a ENORMOUS amount of cookies, I ran out of icing, so just left most of my cookies plain





What you'll need:

For the cookies:
 -2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup butter, softened
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing:
-2 cups icing sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 teaspoon milk
-1/4 cup butter, melted

+CANDY (twizzlers, skittles, chocolate, etc..)


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder until fully mixed.
    3.   In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until fully incorporated.
    4.   Shape your cookies!! (optional)
    5.   Place cookies on a baking sheet (does NOT need to be sprayed, so much butter in these things) and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on wire racks.
    6.  For the icing, mix together all the ingredients with an electric mixer until completely combined. Ice cookies, and decorate with candies of your choice



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Iced Pumpkin Cookies 

34 comments:

  1. Despite not having a heart shaped cookie cutter, you still managed to shape it so nice! They are look so cute!

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  2. 1 cup of butter sounds like the start of a very promising cookie recipe to me!

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  3. You've been so creative, they look amazing!

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  4. looks colourful n creative
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  5. I love the chocolate shavings version.

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  6. Wow each cookie is better than the other...don't know which one to pick!!

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  7. What a creative way to enjoy the cookies! They look fun and tasty.

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  8. I do love a good cookie and yours are so pretty. Love the decorations you have chosen to use, I need some for myself!
    Laura@howtocookgoodfood

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  9. These are so cute & I love how you went easier and easier with each cookie :-)

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  10. Crunchy cookies,Cathleen..with so many different toppings!!

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  11. Yes please! I am definitely not faint of heart when it comes to these cookies - they look delicious! :-D

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  12. Love these awesome topping cookies! Looks lovely & tasty! Would love to have the heart shape cookies ( so cute)& well done for shaping it so nicely. Have a lovely day! :)

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  13. If these are not the cutest and sweetest ever I do not know what is - love it :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. Your cookies look lovely so does your blog X

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  15. They are so sweet...But i like them mainly because when someone cooks and decorates them, it is like a game...You feel like being a child...I love them!

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  16. I love how you got lazier throughout. But in seriousness, plain simple ones are great too! I'm so incredibly jealous of your mahoosive bag of chocolate chips. The biggest they do here is a teeny bag. So frustrating to have to buy more.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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  17. oh wow, these look amazing! i actually love the last two the most - the chocolate + the coconut ones. i bet a chocolate/coconut combo could be mighty delicious too. you're making me hungry for cookies!

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  18. The red and green cookies remind me a lot of Christmas and I like them the best amongst all :D

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  19. Hi Cathleen,
    Your blog is lovely and the cookies are SO adorable :D. The heart shape's my favourite amongst them.
    Thanx for visiting my space.
    Have a nice day!
    Anuja

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  20. Great job! They look very pretty and delicious with various toppings. Thanks Cathleen for visiting me and for your sweet words :)

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  21. I love school bake sales! I am always looking for new ideas and these biscuits are perfect for the next school event. I love the twizzler ones - ritacooksitalian

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  22. nice cookies!!!!!!!!they are so cute bursting with colour.

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  23. I love butter in cookie form! These look seriously tasty to me!

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  24. Great recipe! Hope you have an awesome run :)

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  25. yummy cookies..lovely recipe..U have a award waiting for you at my space..
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  26. YUM one cup of butter spread across ALL those cookies, they can't be bad for you??!! ;)

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  27. I also love grated chocolate! all of them look delicious

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  28. Liked the frank statement that you've run out of icing and lovely recipe!!! :) Doesn't look like you've used a knife to make the heart shape..The cookie looks perfect!!

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  29. oh these are so pretty! looks like the perfect cookie!

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  30. Mmm, I love the grated chocolate idea! You have some amazing skills too, given that you didn't have the heart shape cutter!

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  32. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Looks so gud...drool-worthy presentation!

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