Umbrella Cutout Butter Cookies Recipe

Umbrella Butter Cookies

These crisp, tender almond-flavored cut-out cookies are creatively decorated for springtime fun.

60 min.prep time 3:30total time
48 cookies
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
60 (4-inch) lollipop sticks

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Food color

Decorations

Decorator candies, as desired
White decorator gel
Colored bendable drinking straws

Directions

Combine 1 cup butter, sugar and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add 2 tablespoons milk and almond extract. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. 

Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball; flatten slightly. 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 3-inch round cookie cutter. Cut each cookie in half, using crinkle cutter if scalloped edge is desired. Place each cookie, cut-side down, over lollipop stick on ungreased cookie sheets; press dough lightly around stick to adhere cookie to stick. Bake 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. 

Combine powdered sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla in  bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough milk for desired frosting consistency, until creamy. Tint frosting with food color, as desired.

Frost cooled cookies. Decorate as desired. Using white decorator gel, draw 3 or 4 horizontal lines across umbrella. To form umbrella ribs, drag toothpick from top center of umbrella down to bottom edge. Let stand until frosting is set.

Pull out bendable portion of straws to resemble umbrella. Trim straight portion to same length as umbrella stick. Slide straw over stick; trim bent end, if necessary.

Recipe Tip

- If lollipop stick appears to be coming out of base of cookie, spread frosting over stick and let stand until set.

- Crinkle cutters can be found in the cooking utensil section of major department stores or cooking specialty shops. This handy kitchen gadget can be used for making crinkle cut French fries, carrots and many other food garnishes.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 120

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15014©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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loved it
tasted fantastic :) and were yummy!

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