makes 36-72 cookies, depending on size
(I used .75 of this recipe for the 30 haiku-kies I made)
- 1 1/3 c butter
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbs milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- [Optional]: Gel or liquid food colouring
Powdered Sugar Icing
- 1-2 c icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- milk by the tbsp
- a few drops of food colouring
In a mixer or bowl, stir butter until soft.
Incorporate sugars into butter until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla until combined.
Add powder and salt.
Add flour by the half-cup until fully combined.
Divide dough into quarters.
[Optional: Incorporate food colouring as you see fit]
Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 2-12 hours.
Heat oven to 375.
Roll dough out 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
[I like to roll my dough between wax or parchment paper]
Cut and "press" cookies per the cutter-instructions or use your own cutters.
Bake 7-9 minutes.
Cool completely on wire racks.
Incorporate gel or drops of food colouring into sections of the dough before you refrigerate it.
Use small purchased tubes of coloured icing gel to decorate around the words.
Or, as I did, ice around the typed words with basic powdered sugar icing: