Popsicle Sugar Cookies are a delicious and fun treat to serve during the hot summer months at any gathering! These summer time cookies are made with simple ingredients and the results are a soft, chewy cookie that are as delightful to look at as they are to eat.
Cookie Dough: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Next, add in the eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Mix ingredients until well combined.
Then, gradually add in 3 ½ cups of flour. Stir flour until no white streaks are shown, be careful not to overmix.
Once the dough is combined, form it into a large ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour to chill.
Bake: When you are ready to roll out and bake the cookies, start preheating the oven to 350° degrees. Then, line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Next, sprinkle a clean countertop with the remaining flour and roll out the dough to about a ¼ inch thick.
After that, use your popsicle cookie cutters and cut out the cookies, collecting the dough and re-rolling it as needed.
Place the cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are just golden. Remove from oven and let cool before icing the cookies.
Royal icing: In a large bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, corn syrup and water until combined.
Then, separate the icing into 4 cups and color one blue, one red, one tan and leave one white. Transfer the icing to 4 little ziplocked bags and snip off a tiny corner.
Proceed to pipe around the edges of your cookies and the edges of the designs. Once the edges slightly set (5-10 minutes) you can use the icing to fill in the cookies. I like to use a toothpick to help spread the icing. Immediately top with sprinkles if you like.
Let the cookies set up for about an hour and enjoy!
Popsicle Sugar Cookies make a great treat to serve at summer birthday parties or any gathering for that matter! These summer time cookies are fun to make, get the whole family in on the decorating fun.