{Award Winning} Cell Cookies
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Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing used for Cell Cookies || SouthernFATTY.com
Serves: ~40 LARGE cookies
Sugar Cookie Base
  • 5 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups butter, room temp.
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies (this make a LARGE amount of icing, half if not decorating much)
  • 6 ounces egg whites (about 5 lg eggs worth), room temp.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I prefer clear for this)
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • gel coloring
  • sprinkles, etc. for decorating, optional
Sugar Cookie Base
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt together.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes in stand mixer.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until mixed.
  4. Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt mixture until combined, scraping down bowl sides as needed.
  5. If making the full size recipe, split into two balls and cool in refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  7. Roll dough into desired thickness. I prefer a softer, large sugar cookie. ¼-1/2 inch rolled out.
  8. Cut into desired shapes. Place on paper-lined or silicone mat sheet pan.
  9. Bake about 6-7 minutes. Don't over-bake. I prefer slight under-bake at 6 minutes for mine to stay soft.
  10. Cool cookies completely.
Royal Icing
  1. Beat egg whites until foamy.
  2. Slowly mix in confectioners' sugar until well-combined.
  3. Mix on high speed until stiff peaks (peaks that stay in place) form, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. I split this recipe into several batches, depending on what colors are needed.
  5. Mix in gel coloring for your own use.
  6. Pipe on cookies by outlining first, filling in with the flood icing after. Thin icing with water (VERY carefully) if needed.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Visit SouthernFATTY.com and tell us how you decorated yours!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookies
Recipe by Southern FATTY at https://www.southernfatty.com/cell-cookies/