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Back to School ABC Cookies

These fun ABC Cookies are perfect for Back to School!Back to School ABC Cookies

These fun back to school ABC cookies are the perfect treat for in the classroom or as an after school snack! Plus, they double as a SWEET learning treat!

To make these Back to School ABC Cookies, all that you will need are some fun ABC, 123 cookie cutters a Wilton Black Foodwriter (these are so awesome!) and some time and imagination! I have included delicious cookie and frosting recipes, however, if you are crunched for time, this idea will work just as well with store bought cookie dough and frosting.

Cookie Ingredients:

5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
4 eggs
ABC, 123 cookie cutters
Ruler Cookie Cutter (or you can just cut your own rectangles)

Cookie Directions: 

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix. -Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter.
Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using your cookie cutters begin to make your cookies. I just use a knife or pizza cutter to cut the long rectangles for the rulers, or you can use this ruler cookie cutter.
Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a metal spatula move the cut cookie  to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Red, blue, green, and yellow gel food coloring
Wilton Black Foodwriter

Icing Directions: 

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
If icing is  not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
Transfer icing from the large bowl into 4 bowls, divide the icing equally into each of the bowls.
Bowl #1, add several drops of yellow gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended
Bowl #2 , add several drops of blue gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
Bowl #3, add several drops of green gel food coloring stirring well until all of the color is blended.
Bowl #4, add several drops of red  gel food coloring in the bowl of icing … stir well to mix the color. (Red is a difficult color to get so you may have to continue to add the food coloring to get the bright deep red color. That is why we use a gel food color as it doesn’t water down the icing.)
Spoon each of the icings into individual  frosting bags with a #5 tip…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

ABC, 123, & a Ruler

First step for each of the cookies is to outline the cookies following the examples given.
Yellow for the ruler, A &1 are red, B &2 are blue while C & 3 are green.
Allow each outline  at least  30 seconds to dry before filling the body of the cookie in with the other icing*. ( After outlining all of the cookies  in their colors you can push the *remaining icing out of the frosting bag into a bowl and add the 1 tsp of water and mix well to get the right consistency.) Using a butter knife to spread it from the outlined part inwards to the center icing all of the cookie to match the outline color.
Set these aside and allow to completely dry about 4 hours.
After the icing on the ruler cookie has completely dried use the Wilton Foodwriter in black to mark off the lines and numbers as shown on the example ruler.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your back to school cookies with us on Merry Monday. Pinned and will be including this on this week’s Merry Monday features.

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