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Two thumbs up for frosted sugar cookies

This awesome duo, Lola Touchette and Kimmie Rios, dive into the culinary arts. They enjoyed the cookie recipe. (Julie Henggeler)

Around Valentine’s Day, we made sugar cookies in Jennifer Bishop’s Culinary Class. The cookies were pretty easy to make.

Junior Brianna Opliger and senior Jack Korthase are in our cooking group. They helped us make the cookies and decorated their own cookies.

Lola Touchette cracked the eggs and put them in a bowl and put in the salt. We both put in the flour. Kimmie Rios got to cut the butter and add it to the bowl.

“One thing I liked about making the sugar cookies was mixing the dough in the dough mixer, it was fascinating watching the dough come together,” Korthase said.

Afterwards, we rolled out the dough and cut big and little cookies. Lola got to put the cookies in the oven.

“Another thing was putting the frosting on the cookies, I personally wasn’t great at it, but it was cool being able to make your own designs,” Korthase said.

Lola Touchette used two different colors and tips to decorate her cookies.

We got to eat one of the cookies at lunch. We took the other three cookies home in a white box.

“I would definitely recommend making them again because it’s actually not too difficult and the cookies were extremely good,” Korthase said.

We would like to make the recipe again because it makes good cookies. Two thumbs up! Continue to check back for more of our reviews. Check out the recipe below.


Sugar Cookies Recipe – (will make approximately 2 dozen 3” cookies)

1 cup butter room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
½ almond extract
1 egg
3 cups flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt


Kimmie Rios added three colors of frosting and a variety of sprinkles to top her cookies.

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2.  Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy.
3.  Scrape sides and add in vanilla, almond flavoring, and egg.
4.  Mix until combined.
5.  Add flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl.
6.  Mix slowly at first, gradually getting faster until the dough comes together. The texture should be the Playdoh. Add a little flour or water if needed to get it to a soft, pliable consistency.
7.  Turn out onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin and roll about ¼- ⅜ inch thick.
8.  Use cookie cutters and cut out desired shapes. Transfer the cookies carefully to a cookie sheet.

9,  Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the centers are puffy and no longer glossy. Pull the cookies out of the oven BEFORE they start turning brown. If they turn brown, the cookies will be dry and “crackery” instead of soft and chewy.

10. Frost cookies with the frosting of your choice after they have cooled completely.


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