Tea Party Sugar Cookies

IMG_1210Hi friends– If you would be so kind as to indulge me, here is one more post with the gran-girls.  They are always up for a tea party.  So when we borrowed the “Frozen” movie (thanks Glenda!) to watch on a Saturday afternoon, it made perfect sense (??) to turn it into a Frozen Tea Party-movie afternoon.  There was lots of  cookie-cutting and frosting-flying all morning to get things ready.  Here’s our “fancy” snowflake cookies (disclaimer– these cookies were produced by 3, 5 & 7 year olds– tasty if not perfectly turned out!):

TEA PARTY SUGAR COOKIES
1  1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. amaretto (or almond extract)*
1 egg
2  1/2  cups flour
pinch salt
1 tsp. baking powder

IMG_1171With an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, amaretto and egg.  Then mix in the flour, salt and baking powder.

Set the dough into the fridge to chill for at least an hour.

Then roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface.  Sprinkle a bit of flour over the dough as well so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin.

Cut out your favorite shapes with cookie cutters and lay them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Pop them in the oven at 375 degrees for 7 or 8 minutes, until they just start to brown around the edges.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack.  They are crispy good just as they are, but frosting makes them even better.

IMG_1180       IMG_1183Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tab.  milk
a drop of two of food coloring
sprinkles (optional, unless you are cooking with small girls, then they are mandatory)

Mix the 3 ingredients with a fork until the frosting is smooth.  If you want it thinner, add a few drops of milk (be careful, it’s easy to add too much!).

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10 thoughts on “Tea Party Sugar Cookies

    • Hi Suzanne– Yep, I borrowed the Frozen DVD from a friend who’s far more ambition than I am– She had a multi course frozen tea party extravaganza for her grand daughter. Everything was blue. We just stuck to cookies fruit and “tea” (apple juice).

    • Hi Daisy!– yep, it’s been a whole lot of chaotic fun– They are moving on to Micah’s new job 2 hours north in a couple weeks. It’s about to get blissfuly boring around here… (I’ll really miss them!)

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