Frosted Circus Animal Cookies
What do you need?
How to make?
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Plenty of rainbow nonpareil sprinkles
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp half and half**
Pink food coloring
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until well combined. Mix in egg, vanilla extract and almond extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Divide mixture into 2 equal portions, shape each portion into a smooth 6-inch disk.
Wrap with plastic wrap and chill 1 1/2 hours, or until firm . Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 10 minutes of chilling.
Dust a clean work surface with flour then place one disk of dough on floured surface, dust top lightly with flour and roll out to 1/4-inch thickness . Cut into mini animal shapes then transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper, leaving about 3/4-inch between cookies.
Bake in preheated oven about 7 - 11 minutes until set .
Remove from oven and cool several minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with remaining disk of dough.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and enough half and half or cream to reach a medium consistency . Divide mixture evenly among two bowls, tint one of them with pink coloring and leave the other white. Spread over cookies and immediately sprinkle with sprinkles after frosting each one. Let rest until glaze has set.