Spring Butterfly Sugar Cookies Recipe

Butterfly Sugar Cookies

Red, yellow and orange dough combine to make colorful sugar cookies to serve during the summer season.

60 min.prep time 3:30total time
36 cookies
2 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pink, green and purple gel food colors

Decorations

Sparkling decorator sugar
Assorted candies, such as licorice wheels, licorice pastels, chewy fruit-flavored jelly candies etc.

Directions

Combine butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, milk and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds; place each portion into separate bowl. Tint each portion with desired gel food color.

Shape each dough into a ball; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 400°F. 

Roll out dough, one-third at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Form butterflies by placing 2 cookies with tips slightly overlapping onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Decorate as desired. Repeat with remaining cookies. Bake 6-8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to  cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14704©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I searched for this recipe. Once you have the "Land O Lakes butter " in them, you'll not want the
traditional sugar cookie again. I tried chocolate dipped pretzel sticks for the antena 's (set while cookies are still warm)
Beautiful for weddings too.......

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