Baking and Decorating Baby Shower Cookies: Easy Cookie Recipe

Make This Simple and Delicious Baby Shower Food

Cookies for a baby shower

If you have a baby shower coming up, you may be stressing about what type of food and dessert to prepare. Baby shower food can be fun, colorful and creative. If you're looking for a simple, do-it-yourself dessert, why not make cookies? Use this easy recipe to make a treat guests won't soon forget. 

Cookie ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 c flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Cookie cutter in baby bottle, baby bootie or baby face shape

To make cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk, butter, eggs and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Chill dough for at least two hours.
  6. On floured countertop, knead dough lightly to form a smooth ball. Separate dough into 3 or 4 workable chunks.
  7. Roll dough, one portion at a time on a well-floured countertop to a thickness of 1/8" and cut with floured cookie cutter.
  8. Place cookies on lightly greased sheets.
  9. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are light brown around edges.
  10. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Icing ingredients:

  • 6 c powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • assorted food colorings

To make icing:

  1. In large bowl, stir powdered sugar and milk together until smooth.
  2. Add corn syrup and almond extract and beat until smooth and shiny. If icing seems too thick, you can add a little more corn syrup.
  3. Separate icing into small bowls and add food coloring; mix to desired tones.

Using small paintbrushes, decorate cookies. If you are layering icing, start with the lightest color and let dry completely before applying a second layer so that the colors do not bleed. This icing will dry hard and shiny.

Store cookies loosely covered at room temperature.

Makes approximately 6 dozen, depending on size. 
Baking cookies for a baby shower can be a fun way to bring family together beforehand as well. You can serve these treats as dessert or as favors. Enjoy!

 

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