Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Cookies

A great way to celebrate any game is with team designed cookies. For Super Bowl XLVII, we are preparing for the battle of the 49ers and Ravens. These simple cookies make the festivities just a little more fun. Why go ordinary when you can add a little personalization to the party?
This recipe is great for any occasion. The dough is slightly sweet, but not over the top. So take some time, prepare some batter, and make some cookies with your kids today.

1 Cup Margarine
3/4 Cups Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 to 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk

1. Cream margarine and sugar in mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well.
2. Sprinkle the baking powder, salt, and 1 cup of flour into the mixer and slowly combine. Add the 2 additional cups of flour slowly to the mixer.
3. When the flour is combines, divide the dough in half and place each in plastic wrap. I squeeze mine into logs and twist the ends of the wrap.
4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Note: I only needed half the dough so I double wrapped one of the logs and then placed into a freezer bag. You can freeze the dough for 3 months and just slice and bake the cookies when ready to eat.
5. After 1 hour, remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured board. Roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with your favorite cookie cutter and place on a greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack.
8. In a mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, vanilla, and salt. Slowly add the milk, adding just enough to get the consistency desired. Separate into bowls and create your different colors.
9. When the cookies are completely cooled, frost the cookies into your selected design.

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