Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe | Baking with Kids | Birthday Countdown

Birthday Countdown: ◙ 19 days to go: Bake Cookies  

On this day of birthday countdown for kids, we baked Eggless Sugar Cookies together. I have been baking with them since they were 3 years old (check out our YouTube videos), so it's not a new activity for them. But the different thing about this day's activity, especially for their birthday, was using cookie cutter to make cookies (earlier I have mostly made chocolate chip cookies that are quick to drop and bake), and then they made the cookie icing first time, and then piped it onto their cookies...of course as I guided them alongside. And they were excited at each step to bake and decorate their own cookies!

My Recipe for Eggless Sugar Cookies

Makes 20-30 cookies depending on size 

¾ cup butter, room temp
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

2¼ cup all purpose flour
1 Tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

1. In a large bowl whip the room temperature butter for a minute until it is smooth. Add sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes until butter-sugar mixture is fluffy and light. Add milk + vanilla extract and whip for a minute until all combined. Do not overbeat.


2. In another bowl mix flour + cornstarch + baking powder + salt. Then scoop out half of the flour mixture & add to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat for 20 seconds until combined. Then add the remaining flour mixture and do the same.


3. On a clean surface, scoop out all the dough from the bowl. Bring it all together, divide in half, roll into 2 balls and flatten it with a rolling pin. Cling wrap the cookie dough and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour to maximum 3 days. Flattening it helps to roll out faster when dough is chilled.


4. Roll out the chilled dough about ¼ inch thickness on a clean surface, sprinkle some all-purpose flour as needed to help roll. Use cookie cutter to cut out shapes, place with a little spacing between each other on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, and work on remaining dough similarly. Let cookie sheets chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


5. Preheat oven to 350F. When oven is ready, place cookie sheets on the middle rack in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, without letting the cookies turn light brown, so keep an eye. Once done, let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes first for the cookies to firm up, then on a cooling rack to cool completely before icing. 

Easy Cookie Icing Recipe

1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp milk

Mix all the ingredients until you get a consistency that you can pipe with. It's better to add less milk at a time than make a runny icing. Divide the icing accordingly if you plan to use various colors. Make a parchment paper cone or use a squeeze bottle, fill it with the cookie icing and pipe away. Icing will take a few hours to harden.


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