Twisted Sugar Cookies Recipe @pinch

These sugar cookies are so cute and the perfect Halloween treat. They're perfect for kids to help make for a Halloween party. There are a few steps to the recipe, but it's not hard. The cookies are a plain soft sugar cookie that's a little fluffy and not overly sweet. This recipe is so versatile you can change the colors for any holiday. These are a fun treat that would be great for the kids to help with. The dough is easy to handle once refrigerated for a while, and the cool part is no two turn out the same. Be careful with the food coloring though!!

twisted sugar cookies
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cookies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 2 cup(s) sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) soft shortening (i use butter flavor)
  • 3/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1 - egg
  • 1 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • - black and orange food coloring gel
Intructions :
  • Mix together shortening and sugar until combined.
  • Add egg
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • baking powder
  • and salt.
  • Add food coloring gel. Mix until well combined
  • scraping sides as needed.
  • Add flour 1 cup at a time and mix till combined. Scrape sides and make sure all flour is mixed in.
  • Form into a ball.
  • Repeat process with the opposite color.
  • Place in a covered bowl and refrigerate at least one hour or till easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a small cookie scoop
  • scoop all of one color out
  • wash scoop
  • then dip out the other color. Roll each color into balls. Wash hands between colors.
  • Now put one ball of each color together and roll into a log.
  • Now twist or break log in half.
  • Roll dough back into a ball. Place on cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  • Press down with the flat bottom of a glass and bake on second from top rack for 10-15 min until the bottom is set or slightly firm.

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