The Kirkwood Call

Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With all the debate over this year’s major candidates, TKC wants to make the election a little bit sweeter with this recipe for Republican and Democratic cookies from Taste of Home.

 

Ingredients

 

Dough:

1 cup of softened butter

1 cup of confectioners’ sugar

1 egg

1 ½  teaspoons of almond extract

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

 

Frosting:

6 tablespoons of softened butter

2 ⅔  cups of confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1-2 tablespoons of milk

Red and blue food coloring

Sprinkles

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º before making dough.
  2. Mix butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy in a small bowl, and then beat in egg and extracts. Gradually add flour and salt, making sure to mix well. After dividing dough in half, flatten each piece and wrap in plastic wrap; then, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to make sure dough is easy to handle.
  3. Roll dough out to about an eighth of an inch thick on a lightly floured surface, and then cut with floured donkey and elephant cookie cutters (2 ½  inches). Place on baking sheets covered in cooking spray or parchment paper.
  4. Bake cut-out dough for 10 minutes. Put on wire racks or plate to cool.
  5. Finally, in a small bowl, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk to create the frosting at spreading consistency.
  6. After separating some frosting to remain white, dye the rest red and blue and decorate the rest as desired.
About the Contributors
Katie Woodruff, senior copy editor

Grade: 12
Interests: Lacrosse, NHS, Quill and Scroll, Dance
Favorite quote: "Master has given Dobby a sock...Dobby is free." -Donny the House Elf
If...

Adaline Bray, photo editor

Grade: 12
Interests: The Coalition, Jimmy Johns, Babysitting and sleeping
Favorite quote: “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    The Slenderman stabbing

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    What St. Louis coffee shop should you visit?

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    Summer reading recommendations

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    Which grade level do you belong in?

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    The wrath of Kim Kardashian West

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    What type of flower are you based on your personality?

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    You’ve got a (really good) friend in me

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    Family event survival guide

  • Sugar, spice and trying to make nice

    Entertainment

    Time to talk with TKC episode 02: the making of a musical

Navigate Right
Kirkwood High School student newspaper
Sugar, spice and trying to make nice