For Thanksgiving I was trying to make some sugar cookies with fall colors (orange, red, green, and yellow) because I saw a beautiful post on Pintrest. They were in the shapes of leaves and looked so delicious. I got all of my baking supplies ready and made my sugar cookie batter. I divided my batter into four separate bowls and kneaded each with its own color.
It started to look great! until I got to the red – I don’t like to add a lot of food coloring, so my red was pink. — That was okay, they were still really pretty colors.
Next I got to cutting the shapes out. This didn’t go so well, I didn’t want to make the cookies too thick because they flatten in the oven. So, I ended up making colorful cookies. I showed my friend a photo of them and he said they looked like Unicorn Poop Cookies, Now, that is what I am calling them.
This time I decided to use different colors. Pink, Purple, Turquoise and Orange. They came out great! Next time I will make them a bit smaller though.
Bowls for each color
The Recipe is just a simple one from Pillsbury
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Using fork or pastry blender, cut in 1 cup margarine until mixture is crumbly. In small bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and lemon extract, beating until light. Add to flour mixture in large bowl. Stir by hand until dough forms. (If necessary, knead dough with hands to mix in dry ingredients.) Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated.) Cut with 2 1/2 to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.