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Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies and Cookie Decorating with Kids

March 22, 2010

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I love baking kid’s treats, and Easter is a perfect time to make delicious confections. These Shortbread Cookies make decorating cookies so fun! I love to use Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa’s) recipe for Shortbread Cookies. I omit the chocolate instructions and use Easter egg cookie cutters. My daughter, Leigh, decorated these and had a blast making them. I used store-bought icing and sprinkles to make life a little easier.

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Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 20 cookies
Ingredients
3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Colored icing and sprinkles
Preparation
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 3-inch Easter egg cookie cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature. Decorate as desired.



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2 Responses to “Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies and Cookie Decorating with Kids”
Miranda says:
March, 22 2010at 11:46 am
awwww...so cute. i want to do things with my kiddos too. This is adorable!
March, 23 2010at 05:02 pm
These are so adorable! Perfect for kids of any age -- including me! ;)

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