Be sure to check out Olympia’s recipe for her Full Moon Sugar Cookies!

Moon Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Flour 
  • Baking powder 
  • Sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Milk
  • Egg 
  • Vanilla extract 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift 3/4 of a tablespoon baking powder and 3 cups of all-purpose flour. Set bowl aside 
  3. In a separate bowl, pour 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of softened butter and beat with an electric mixer on low- medium speed
  4. Once butter mixture is well combined, add 1/4 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. Beat mixture to combine vanilla extract on low speed
  6. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add 1 tablespoon of milk
  7. When it is well combined, begin to add the dry mixture (flour and baking powder) to the wet mixture, 1/4 of a cup at a time on low speed
  8. Once you have added all of the dry mixture to the wet mixture, turn to medium high speed – make sure that it’s well combined
  9.  Scrape down sides of the bowl and cover the bowl and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours
  10. Flour your surface and place down ½ of the refrigerated dough at a time
  11. Roll out dough to be 1/4 of an inch thick and cut out circular shapes with a cookie cutter or can lid
  12.  Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper or silicone mat covering a cookie sheet
  13.  Bake cookies in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes
  14.  After baking, wait 1 minute, then transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool for 15 minutes

Icing:

  1. pour 1 cup of icing sugar and whisk until all lumps are gone
  2.  Pour 3 tablespoons of milk into icing sugar and whisk until well combined
  3.  Add a splash of vanilla extract in whisk again
  4.  Get a toothpick, dip into black gel food colouring and add it to icing mixture, making it a light grey colour and whisk to combine the colour
  5.  Dip cookies into icing, covering the whole cookie and set on a drying rack to drip-dry
  6.  Once all of the cookies have been dipped, add more black food colouring to the icing to make it a darker grey- almost black
  7.  Get a clean toothpick and dip it into the darker icing and make circular shapes on the cookies to create “craters”  on the cookies to make them moons.
  8. Let icing set (to be hard) for 15-30 mins and then enjoy! 
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