We love love love making cookies at my house. Mini Thor particularly loves the decorating, his granmomma says he “likes a little cookie with his icing.” We made lots of cookies over the holiday season but cut-out cookies don’t have to be just for Christmas (although we use our Christmas cookie cutters year-round, Mini Thor likes to make snowmen). I found this amazing cut-out cookie recipe at GOODEness Gracious that starts with a box of cake mix. I love recipes that let you cheat like that! We also gave Duncan Hines Frosting Creations a try, I normally avoid things with artificial colors but seriously how to you resist making cotton candy icing?!?! Here’s the how-to for these easy, fun cookies:
- Cake Mix (we used Funfetti)
- Two Eggs
- 1 Stick of Butter, Softened
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
- Icing & Sprinkles of your choice for decorating after your cookies cool (optional)
Mix all that goodness together until completely mixed. Then, let it chill in the fridge for 2 hours (or so). Roll out the dough on a flour coated surface. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Cut out those cookies!!!
Try to resist eating the cookie dough, tee hee, little man couldn’t! Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cook on a wire rack and then DECORATE! We used cotton candy icing as a base and then Mini Thor added blue sugar cookie icing. Sprinkles are optional, but totally add to the fun factor! This cookie adventure was totally worth the mess! After all, the bigger the mess the bigger the adventure right?!
-Kate & Mini Thor