Monster Mashup No Chill Sugar Cookies by Katie Stymiest with CAKED by Katie
With a show of hands who loves sugar cookies? *Everyone raises their hand*
Now, with a show of hands who loves waiting for sugar cookie dough to chill? *Crickets*
Making sugar cookies with kids is so much fun but I think it’s safe to safe that their patience for anything in the process that doesn’t involve actual sugar is probably at a level -1000. Enter in these no chill sugar cookies. Quick, easy, and deliciously thick and chewy sugar cookie that lets you and your kids get right into the fun decorating part.
1 cup salted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
Jar of Duncan Hines buttercream frosting
Food Colours (optional)
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and lining a few baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy which will be about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and extracts and mix. Next comes all the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated and a dough forms. Grab a cookie scoop or, if you are feeling adventurous, let the kiddos roll the cookie balls, and place on the cookie sheets. Here’s the best part, put those bad boys right into the oven. Ya, you heard me. Not the fridge, the oven. Can I get an amen?! Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center looks set. Let cool on a cooling rack.
Once the cookies are cool you are officially ready for the fun part. Decorating them. In the name of quick and easy grab a tin of prepared Duncan Hines home-style whipped buttercream. It’s ready. It’s delicious. It’s a stress-saver when baking with kids. Add a little bit of food colouring to the buttercream (my kids
picked purple because well they are little girls and purple is life) and give it a mix. Plate up a decorating area for each kid with a few cookies, a healthy scoop of coloured buttercream, a spoon or butter knife depending on their age, and as many Sprinkle Pop Halloween inspired sprinkles as they want! I went with Monster Mashup. The little ghosts, mummies, pumpkins, and eyeballs are seriously adorable and help spark the imagination of the little ones.
Grab your camera (cuz’ this is going to get cute) and let the kids get as fun, spooky, and creative as they want. Yes, it will be messy. Yes, you will be sweeping sprinkles up for a year, but memories like this will far outlast any time spent cleaning. Happy Halloween!
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