I recently hosted a baby shower for a dear friend who is having her 4th boy! 4 (or 5) sons is pretty special and deserves a special celebration, don’t you think?! Actually, I think all babies deserve a celebration whether they are the first or one of many! Parties are fun and I say the more the better:) I had a great time making these sweet little onesie cookies but they really made me miss my babies. How do they grow so darn fast?! I can’t believe that I did it 5 times! I had 5 sweet little onesie clad boys and it went by in a blink of the eye. I miss those little guys but I do love the young men they have turned into:) OK back to the recipe… so I used my FAVORITE sugar cookie recipe that I have posted before. I will repost the recipe here for your convenience:) It is the best recipe because it actually tastes good! I am not a fan of those darling decorated cookies that are fun to look at but do not belong in your mouth! I think royal icing is yucky. This icing hardens up pretty good, similar to royal icing but it tastes fantastic too! Cookies should be good in my opinion!
I ordered my onesie cookie cutter here on Amazon. I wrapped them in little cellophane bags to give to each of my guests as they were leaving. Sweet and tastey to boot
Favorite Sugar Cookies
submitted by Melanie~thesisterscafe.com
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
2 ½ c. sifted flour
Directions: Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼” thickness on well-floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 min. Cookies should not brown. Frost and decorate when cool. Yields ~approx 2 dozen cookies.
Powdered Sugar Glaze
This frosting will harden upon standing, giving cookies a glazed surface.
2½ cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract
Food coloring optional
Directions In small mixer bowl, combine the powdered sugar, milk, butter, and extract. Beat at medium speed until smooth, adding additional milk, if necessary, to reach the desired spreading or “flooding” consistency. Color with food coloring, if desired
**To give the glazed look …simply outline the cookies with some frosting in a tube or pastry bag. Then add a bit of milk to a portion of the frosting and fill in the lines. I use a toothpick to “push it” into the corners. Let is set up somewhat and then add any decorative writing or accents.
Be sure to let the icing dry for a couple of hours before trying to wrap in bags. Enjoy!