Newsprint Cookies

  Many people make decorated cookies regularly. Every single one looks pristine, no flaws, all beauty. I don't know how they do it! You need to have a lot of patience and skill. Which frankly, I don't have.
But, this one time I told myself I would make some cookies and I would like it! You know what, it wasn't half bad. These cookies don't take too long either. I kid you not. What if I told you I did every word on those cookies by hand? I'm crazy.
Get your sleeves rolled up and put on an apron because it's baking time! This recipe is adapted from LilaLoa. The idea for the cookies was based off of Haniela's Monogram cookies.

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup                        butter, softened
1/2 cup                        brown sugar
1/4 cup                        sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp                         vanilla
1 +1/2 cups                 a.p flour
1/4 tsp                         salt
1/8 tsp                         baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and both sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Then the baking powder and salt, beat. Add the flour, if it starts to turn into pellets add a tablespoon of milk. Turn out onto floured surface and with a rolling pin roll to 1/4" thick. Cut out shapes, line them on a baking tray and bake for 7 minutes. Enjoy!

 Decorator Icing

2 cups                   icing sugar
1/4 tsp                  cream of tartar
2 egg whites

Mix together all ingredients and beat for 5-8 minutes. Transfer half of your icing into a bowl, add colouring and thin it out with water. Use the 15 second icing method. Take the other half and thin it out just a tad so it is easier to pipe. At this point you can colour your icing. Take the 15 second icing and transfer it into a squeeze-y bottle. Take the other half and transfer into a piping bag. 
With the piping bag icing draw the outline of the shape. Then fill it in with the 15 second icing. Shake to even out and use a pin to pop any air bubbles. Let them dry overnight. Use a edible food marker to write a message on the cookie. Enjoy!

 These cookies were super fun to make, and they didn't take as much time as I thought they would. If you didn't know they say "dance" all over them.

  Elanne Boake


  1. Super cute cookies! :) I love typography on cookies - it looks so fancy!

  2. Thank you Jennifer! This was the one time I didn't stress over decorated cookies! :P

  3. are these soft and chewy or hard?

    1. The cookies themselves are soft and chewy, but the icing gets hard and crunchy :)


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