Monday, November 7, 2011

Hello Kitty Cookies - Recipe & Instructions

A few people have asked me how I made the Hello Kitty sugar cookies I posted a photo of a few weeks ago.  Here is the recipe and my instructions on how to make these cute cookies - they are much easier than you’d think!

Sugar Cookies
adapted from Our Best Bites

For the cookies...
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large or extra large egg
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix to incorporate.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until completely combined.
  4. Immediately roll dough out between two sheets of parchment paper and then place on a flat surface in the fridge. Chill for about a half hour.
  5. Lightly sprinkle flour on your counter top and roll the dough out with a rolling pin. Using your Hello Kitty face shaped cookie cutter, cut out as many faces as you can. I was able to make about 30 cookies.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes for a nice soft sugar cookie. If you want the cookies to be crispier, bake for 10-12 minutes.
For the icing...
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. With a whisk, combine sugar and milk until smooth with no lumps. Then stir in corn syrup and vanilla extract.
Directions to make Hello Kitty faces...
  1. Let cookies cool completely before starting to decorate.
  2. Separate the icing into three different bowls. Tint one bowl with black food coloring, one with yellow food coloring and one with pink food coloring. (You will need more of the pink than the yellow or black, so you might want to put more icing into the pink bowl.) Swirl with a toothpick to make sure food coloring spreads around evenly.
  3. Using tiny paint brushes, follow the outlines from the cookie cutter to paint on Hello Kitty’s face. Use one of the larger brushes to paint on the pink bow, a medium brush to paint on her yellow nose and a very thin brush to paint on her eyes and whiskers.
  4. Let the icing harden before putting the cookies in a tupperware container. You can stick them in the fridge to expedite this.
These were so much fun to make and I hope you enjoy making them too!! :)

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