Thursday, June 30, 2016

Recipe | Pastel Marbled Sugar Cookies


For me summer is the best time to enjoy sweet treats and adorn everything with pretty pastel colors. Incorporating these two very important things I have a super simple recipe I’d like to share. It takes but a mere half hour to bake and decorate these delicious beauties. Enjoy! 

Sugar Cookies 
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Add dry, then wet ingredients into a bowl and mix and knead together until a dough-like consistency.
3. With a layer of flour covering a surface (counter, cutting board), roll out the dough to 1/3 inch thick.
4. Cut the dough into circles. For step 3 and 4 I simply use a floured plastic cup to achieve these steps.
5. Place cut-outs on an ungreased cookie sheet an inch and a half apart. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden.

White Icing
Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions
1. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together with a spoon until icing consistency is achieved.

Pastel Icing
Ingredients
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
food coloring

Directions
1. Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl with 1-2 drops of your choice of food coloring.
2. Whisk together with a fork until icing consistency is achieved.
3. Repeat for each color you’d like to use.

Marbling technique 
1. Coat the cookies with a generous layer of the white icing.
2. With one color and the fork, dot the cookies with the colored icing a few times. Swirl and drag the coloring with the fork to achieve a marbled look. (Keep the amount of colored icing used minimal to get the most authentic looking grains of stone marble).

Hope you enjoy! 

~Moll

12 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    xo Azu

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    1. Thank you! Always happy to share! :)

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  2. Good recipe, have a good weekend

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  3. These cookies are beautiful, I am going to make them for sure!
    Nice post :)x

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Be sure to tweet me or Instagram a pic of how yours turn out! Would definitely want to see them. :)

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  4. These look fantastic, Molly, and they're so cute and creative! I definitely plan to give these a go, thanks for sharing! <3

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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  5. These look insane! Might have to try these out
    Amy x
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  6. Wow these look incredible!! I love the marbled design :D I'll have to try these but don't think they'll come out as good as yours haha! x


    Jenny | Krystel Couture + Giveaway

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure they'd look amazing! Luckily this technique has a lot of forgiveness, so no matter what you do, they should look great! :)

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