Munchie Mondays: Iced Sugar Cookies for the Holidays!

Congrats to @RobertDeBeero, @DeSade-acolyte, @severo1drgnfli.52828, & @toonatonian who claimed last week’s title of Kent’s Kitcheneers! It was really a superhero effort by all of you during our kitchen’s crisis!

Thanks for your help last week. Thanks to you fine folks, the kitchen is fine and the recipes are back, emboldened by your suggestions.

Now, do you have a favorite recipe from Negative Man? Can you bake a pie as good as Martha Kent’s? Ever had a dream of opening your own DC themed restaurant? Like showing off how good (or bad) your food looks? Just… enjoy food?

Ready those ovens, dust off those aprons, and get ready to make some grub! Create your way to the top and be featured as Kent’s Kitcheneer for the month in our news section!

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Every Monday, I’ll post a new recipe for you to try in honor of a specific theme or character.
  2. DC it Up! Give it a DC inspired name, take a picture with a collectible or book of its inspiration, or bake an image right into it!
  3. Create the recipe right in your own DC Kitchen!
  4. Post pictures of your results here in this thread! The good, the bad, and the… creative!

THEME
DC Holidays!


Get in the holiday spirit alongside your favorite DC characters!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Here’s this week’s example recipe for ICED SUGAR COOKIES:

DC Iced Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for the rolling out surface)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (generally 2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk

Icing Ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 9-10 tbsp of room temp water

Preparation

Cookies

  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  • In a different large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add your eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined, then add flour mixture gradually until it’s fully incorporated.
  • Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • When ready to roll out, preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out the dough until 1/8” thick. Cut out shapes (this Superman shape is one I’m sure Santa will love!) and transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Freeze for 10 minutes so that your shapes hold while baking and don’t turn into cookie blobs.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, almond extract, and salt and beat until combined.
  • Bake cookies until edges are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Let cool before frosting, otherwise the frosting will sweat like Mr. Freeze out of his suit!

Icing

  • In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water. It’s ready when you lift the whisk and it takes 5-10 seconds for it to smooth out when it hits the rest of the icing.
  • To thin, add water a teaspoon at a time, if required.

YOUR TURN
Post your pictures in the comments below! We’ll be picking our favorite to feature in the news section every month. Get that Kent’s Kitcheneer title!

Next week we’ll be creating some hors d’oeuvres fit for a DCU New Year’s party! Make sure to tune in!

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