“Smart Cookie” Sugar Cookies

"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.

“Smart Cookie” Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kid’s first day of school.

As school is starting back up, we have been busy fitting in the last little bit of warm weather by doing a little bit of traveling, putt-putt golfing, fishing, playing outside, rock hunting and swimming. Summer gets away too fast here in Michigan since we have a long and cold winter so we like to enjoy it all we can.

And with back to school time being a busy time in itself, getting kids back in a routine, school supply shopping, clothes shopping, reading, and of course homework, It’s a lot for kids to hop back into. Tthat’s why I like to surprise my son with a treat or a fun activity after a long first week at school.

What’s a better treat than one that involves a pun? Like these “Smart Cookie” Sugar Cookies. They are perfect for back to school time and they each have their own pair of edible glasses which is cool in itself, right?

How to make “Smart Cookie” Sugar Cookies:

"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Decorating:

You will also need:

"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking pan with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until creamy.
  3. Mix in egg, vanilla and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in flour and salt (your dough will look dry at first, keep mixing).
  5. Form your dough into a large ball and roll out to a thick flat dough using a rolling pin."Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.
  6. Use a large round scalloped cookie cutter to cut out as many scalloped dough circles as your can and transfer them to your lined baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While your cookies are cooling, draw several pairs of glasses onto a piece of parchment paper (use your cookie cutter as a reference on how wide to make them) and turn your parchment paper over."Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.
  8. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat 1.5 cups of your light cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and scoop into a decorating bag.
  9. Cut a small tip off the end of your decorating bag and use your chocolate to trace the glasses (not too thin, they will break) and let set for 15-20 minutes to harden."Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.
  10. Frost each cookie with vanilla frosting and place two white candy melts onto the top front for eyes and two pink candy melts below the eyes and to the sides for cheeks.
  11. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup of white candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and scoop into a decorating bag.
  12. Place the glasses over the eyes (adjust the eyes and cheeks if need be).
  13. Use your black sparkle gel to draw a smiley face and dots onto the white candy eyes.
  14. Use melted white candy to draw a dot in the center of the black part of the eyes.

"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.

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"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 15
 
"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kid's first day of school.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2⅓ Cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a baking pan with a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine your butter and sugar and beat until creamy.
  3. Mix in your egg, vanilla and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in your flour and salt (your dough will look dry at first, keep mixing).
  5. Form your dough into a large ball and roll out to a thick flat dough using a rolling pin.
  6. Use a large round scalloped cookie cutter to cut out as many scalloped dough circles as your can and transfer them to your lined baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While your cookies are cooling, draw several pairs of glasses onto a piece of parchment paper (use your cookie cutter as a reference on how wide to make them) and turn your parchment paper over.
  8. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat 1.5 cups of your light cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and scoop into a decorating bag.
  9. Cut a small tip off the end of your decorating bag and use your chocolate to trace the glasses (not too thin, they will break) and let set for 15-20 minutes to harden.
  10. Frost each cookie with vanilla frosting and place two white candy melts onto the top front for eyes and two pink candy melts below the eyes and to the sides for cheeks.
  11. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt ½ cup of white candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted and scoop into a decorating bag.
  12. Place the glasses over the eyes (adjust the eyes and cheeks if need be).
  13. Use your black sparkle gel to draw a smiley face and dots onto the white candy eyes.
  14. Use your melted white candy to draw a dot in the center of the black part of the eyes.

 

"Smart Cookie" Sugar Cookies are the perfect back to school treat for your kids first day of school.

 

 

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