Batman Sugar Cookies

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add in the baking powder, salt, egg, milk, vanilla and slowly add drops of the food coloring until you get your desired color.
  4. Slowly add in flour.  Mix until fully incorporated. (Add in more food coloring if needed to reach desired color).
  5. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Using a cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 6-7 minutes.

*If desired, wait until cookies cool completely and line edges with colored frosting.

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Neon Tie-Dye Sugar Cookies

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Divide the dough evenly into 3 separate balls and put each ball into its own bowl.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the 3 balls back into the large bowl and VERY GENTLY mix the three colors together…don’t over mix!
  8. Place rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet
  9. Bake for 7 minutes.

Beware: May lead to neon-stained hands 🙂