Graduation Sugar Cookies
I was just scrolling through Instagram and spotted some graduation sugar cookies from Jenny Cookies. It reminded my that I don’t think I ever did a blog post about the graduation sugar cookies my niece and I made last year. She wanted to make cookies for her brother’s graduation party and came over so we could bake together.
We live in the same area as my sister and sister-in-law, so the kids all go to the same schools. Once in high school, they are the Glacier Peak Grizzlies. We have a niece who graduated in 2016, a nephew in 2017, another niece in 2018, my son in 2019, and another niece in 2020 all from Glacier Peak. Then, we get a little break until my daughter moves up to high school.
I might be borrowing my sister-in-law’s graduation cap cookie cutter quite a bit.
I think they turned out pretty cute! Jenny, over at Jenny Cookies, uses buttercream for her frosting. I’ve always used powdered sugar and milk and just mixed those two ingredients together to get the consistency I wanted. I think I may shift over to buttercream. I didn’t realize there were so many different buttercream frosting recipes. Whenever I’ve used buttercream, I’ve just used the Wilton recipe. Whichever frosting recipe you choose, I’m sure Google will help you discover lots of options.
- 6 cups flour
- 4 1/2 tsps baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup + 2 tbsps butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsps milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add flour mixture a little at a time. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.
- Roll the dough onto a floured board, to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Place onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Larger cookies may take more time to bake. Cool and decorate with your choice of frosting.