Peek-A-Boo!

For Halloween this year, we are converting my simple sugar cookie recipe into spooky sugar cookies that are perfect for this time of the year. Everyone will be wondering jeepers creepers how’d you make these peepers!

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Jumbo Jeepers Creepers

Jumbo Jeepers Creepers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Peek-A-Boo!

Ingredients

  • 2 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 1 & 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • Orange food gel color
  • Purple food gel color
  • Green food gel color
  • Eyeball sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together your flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl and with a hand mixer, beat together both the butter and sugar until full combined.
  4. Add egg yolks and vanilla and continue to mix.
  5. Add flour mixture and incorporate into wet mixture until just combined.
  6. Divide sugar cookie dough into three separate mixing bowls.
  7. Color each batch of sugar cookie dough with your purple, orange, and green food gel colors. I like to use at least 6 drops of food gel color when baking sugar cookies for a deep, rich color when baking.
  8. Scoop tablespoon sized cookie dough balls, roll in sugar, and place onto baking sheet about 1" - 2" apart. Or you can also roll out your cookie dough batches, use a cookie cutter sized to your preference, and cut out your cookies. I would suggest just sprinkling on sugar once cookies have been placed on your cookie sheet for baking.
  9. Bake cookies for 10 - 15 minutes, or until the tops of your sugar cookies begin to crack.
  10. Once you pull your cookies out of the oven, quickly decorate with eyeball sprinkles by pressing into the warm cookie with each eyeball.
  11. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool entirely.

Notes

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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