Little Miss Pigsy Cookies
Sugar Cookie3 ½ - 4 ½ cups flour2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
In a small bowl, whisk together: flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. The dough will be soft. If the dough is too soft, refrigerate for two hours. Very gently roll your dough out to 1/2" thickness and cut into circles. Cut out small triangle shapes and pinch to make it look like a pig ear. (You can also roll the dough into 1” balls and slightly flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.) Place cut-out cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake. (I always prefer to under bake my cookies and then let them cool...it makes them so soft and yummy. Frost and decorate.
Icing:4 cups powdered sugar
4 – 6 tablespoons milk or water
Pink food coloring
Add milk/water and food coloring to powdered sugar until it is of frosting consistency. Frost cookies. Decorate cookies while the frosting is still soft and has not set.
Cut pink marshmallows in half. (They can be purchased at Walmart). Place the half of a pink marshmallow on the cookie for the pig nose. Dip two gray cake decorating balls (also found at Walmart in the cake/cookie decorating isle) in frosting and place on top of the marshmallow for pig nostrils. Cut black string licorice into small pieces for the pig eyelashes. We cut ribbon for the pig bow, but you could also use blue frosting and pipe on the bow.
Let frosting set.
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