Hogwart’s House Sugar Cookies

These cookies will be enjoyed by wizards and muggles alike! I’ve been listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks (and I highly recommend them, Stephen Fry does an amazing job with the voices!). When I saw this set of Harry Potter cookie cutters I knew it would be a great fit for the first post of this site!

Hogwarts House Sugar Cookies

This recipe for sugar cookies can be transmogrified into any number of different shapes and styles depending on your cookie cutters!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups butter flavored Crisco, softened (or use real butter)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl user a mixer to blend the butter and sugar until they’re smooth
  • Beat in the eggs and the vanilla
  • Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt
  • Cover the bowl and place in a refrigerator to chill for an hour or so
  • Preheat your oven to 400F
  • If you are using food coloring:
    – Split the dough evenly into 4 sections.
    – Put on your gloves, and take one section of dough at a time.
    – Pound out the dough to spread it out and put several drops of food coloring on the dough
    – Use your hands to work the color through the dough until it is even
    – Repeat for each color
  • Spread flour out on a flat surface and roll out one of your sections of dough to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick
  • Cut your shapes with the cookie cutter, and place about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
  • Recombine and repeat with any leftover dough until you cannot make any more full shapes
  • Bake 5-8 minutes (depends on your thickness). It’s better to be on the lower side to prevent them getting overly hard.
  • Remove from oven and let them sit for a minute or so, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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