Another great sugar cookie recipe to go along with our Flip Flop sugar cookie and our Surfboard cookie recipes. All 3 of these cookies can be made together since they are the same cookie dough and just different decorative accents.
Patriotic Beach Ball Cookies Recipe
These may just well be the perfect cookies for Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day! Change up the colors to make them personal for a themed party or for a general day out in the sun. These beach ball cookies are sure to please with their sugar cookie taste and yummy colored icing.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup soft unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Black edible marker
- Red food dye
- Sky blue food dye
- Black food dye
- 1 piping bag with a number 2 tip
- 3 bowl to thin the icing
- 3 squeeze bottles
- Round cookie cutter
– Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add egg and continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla and continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
-Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
– Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.
-Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating
-Combine all ingredients, except the colors, into a stand up mixing bowl
-If the icing looks a little soupy add in 1/2 C powder sugar
-Mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes
-Split the icing into three bowls
-Add a few drops of Super Red food dye into 1 bowl
-If you don’t like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops
-Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl
-Leave the 3rd bowl white.
-Add a few drops of black food dye into the fourth bowl
-Scoop some of the black icing into 1 piping bags
-Using the red, white and blue icing in the bowls, add 2 TBSP water into the bowls to thin out the icing.
-Pour the thinned icing into the 3 squeeze bottles.
-Using the edible marker, draw out the lines and circle of the beach ball on the cookie.
-Use your black piping bag and trace over the lines.
-Fill in the circle with white thinner icing.
-Fill in two of the spaces with the blue thinner icing.
-Fill in two more spaces with the red thinner icing.
-Fill in the last two spaces with the white thinner icing.
-Let sit for 2 hours before enjoying!
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3 squeeze bottles
1 piping bag with number 2 tip
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