Tickets purchased for the midnight showing of Batman? Check.
Themed cookies for the event? Check.
These are a little time-consuming to make…but so, SO worth it.
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Black food coloring (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
- Add in the baking powder, salt, egg, milk, vanilla and slowly add drops of the food coloring until you get your desired color.
- Slowly add in flour. Mix until fully incorporated. (Add in more food coloring if needed to reach desired color).
- Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 6-7 minutes.
*If desired, wait until cookies cool completely and line edges with colored frosting.
How cool are these?
This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe because it makes really soft, buttery cookies which I prefer over the crisp kind. It’s a great recipe to have on hand since it requires only a few, basic ingredients that you usually always have in stock.
Now let’s talk neon. wel;ilrjqwjfakljfakkjafj. SO COOL.
My mom sent me this neon food coloring in a care package a few weeks ago (yes, my mom still sends her 23-year-old daughter care packages because she is AWESOME and I refuse to be a real life grown up). From another blog (Life Exquisite), I was introduced to “tie-dye” cookies so I decided to try it out with the neon for my coworker’s birthday.
Fun, easy and delicious.
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Neon food coloring (try to find the liquid kind as opposed to the gel kind)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
- Divide the dough evenly into 3 separate balls and put each ball into its own bowl.
- Using food coloring, make each ball a color (I chose to do blue, green and pink). I mixed with my hands because it was fastest but this WILL stain your hands so if you’re too cool for that make sure you use a spoon or electric mixer.
- Place the 3 balls back into the large bowl and VERY GENTLY mix the three colors together…don’t over mix!
- Place rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet
- Bake for 7 minutes.
Beware: May lead to neon-stained hands 🙂