Butterfly Sugar Cookies

Spring Butterfly Sugar Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
Red, yellow and orange dough combine to make colorful sugar cookies to serve during the summer season.
1:00
Prep Time
3:30
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

  1. 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.
  2. Divide dough into thirds; place each portion into separate bowl. Tint each portion with desired gel food color.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 placing2 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.
  • Recipe Tips

    Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

    Calories
    100
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    Carbohydrates
    12g
    Protein
    1g
    Fat
    5g
    Sodium
    55mg
    Dietary Fiber
    0g

    Recipe Comments and Reviews

    Rating

    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)

    Rating

    Beautiful for weddings too.......

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