Wilton Sugar Cookies for their Shaped Pans
I never knew how much fun I could have decorating cookies until I learned some great techniques and was introduced to the right tools (and some tricks) to make my cookies really shine, thanks to Wilton! If you think you aren’t artistic enough or a good enough baker to produce fabulous looking sugar cookies you are mistaken. Trust me. I am actually known for how horrendous I am at art (really) and am not a super creative person in the traditional sense. What I am good at is taking instructions and applying them and I love to bake. Just by following some simple directions you too will find that these Snowflake Sugar Cookies are a breeze, no matter what level your artistic ability and baking talents may be!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Wilton Clear Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Wilton No-Color Almond Extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
Adapted from babylovingmama.com
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix well. Combine flour and salt and gradually add to butter mixture. Beat until well blended.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cavities with vegetable pan spray or Wilton Bake Easy spray as I did. Press the dough into the cavities, filling 2/3 full. Bake 9-10 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool in pan 5 minutes before turning over and tapping lightly to remove cookies. If this is unsuccessful, I found gently lifting the edge of the cookie with my fingers and removing worked well. Cool completely on cooling grid/rack.
to create the perfect snowflake look. If this all looks pretty easy, that is because it is! Since the snowflakes have patterns on them already, if you can outline, fill and dip you can make gorgeous cookies with little effort or skill!
For a clean look, simply use a toothpick to push sugars or icing back into place.