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Bumble Bee Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 6 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 C Butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C full fat sour cream

Icing

  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp extract peppermint or almond
  • Food coloring optional

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Sift flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and powder in a bowl.
  3. In separate bowl cream the butter and sugar (use cookie paddles or dough hook this will get thick)
  4. Add the egg and beat again
  5. then add the vanilla and sour cream and beat it smooth
  6. Mix in dry ingredients and beat smooth - it will be thick.
  7. wrap up in wax paper or parchment paper and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours
  8. preheat oven to 350
  9. roll out to 1/4 inch and cut Bees
  10. bake for 8-10 mins, until the edges get a slight golden color to them (don't over bake) let cool

Icing

  1. Mix butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and peppermint in your mixer.
  2. it will be thick at first, thin with milk to get a "toothpaste" thickness good for piping
  3. separate your icing into three colors, white, black and a little portion for yellow
  4. pipe the white wing outlines with the thick white - then fill with the thinner icing for a smooth finish
  5. Take the thick black and pipe the outlines for the head, body and stripes
  6. thin the black and fill in
  7. thin the small portion of yellow icing and fill in the last two stripes!