So, good news! My cookie cutter worked!!! I was able to make a batch of red eared slider turtle cookies for my coworker’s last day.
I may have gone a little overboard when I was piping the frosting, but it was my first time using the little tip and I was just so excited to decorate them!
I won’t lie, these cookies take a long time to make. I started these on Sunday and did one or two steps every day, finishing at 10:30 PM Tuesday night. If you need a quick and easy cookie recipe, I would find a less labor intensive one. But if you have the time and creativity they are so much fun!
This recipe will work for any cookie cutter, obviously!
Cut-out sugar cookie recipe (adapted from here)
You will need:
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt