Cucumber Slice Sugar Cookies

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Our ZK Cucumber Slice Sugar Cookies are the perfect accent to a party.  They are playful and easy enough to do with your child.  The glaze dries to a shiny, hardened finish so these cookies are easy to transport while still looking fab.  Remember, it's not about the cookies being perfect. We aren't trained professionals over here either. We do suggest that you add to the fun by pretending you're on "The American Baking Competition". Ready, Set, BAKE!!! Spoiler alert: You end up winning the grand prize (cue the confetti and acceptance speech)!     

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Gather the ingredients above to make the ZK Cucumber Slice Sugar Cookies.  If your going to buy the sugar cookies, use the Ready to Bake version.  You just throw each cookie dough square on the baking pan and the cookies come out even sized every time.

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Sugar Cookie Glaze

  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk (We used almond milk. Water works too!)
  • Green and yellow food coloring

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together. Stir until smooth and glossy.
  2. The glaze texture should be thick, but not runny.  When you spread it, it should settle on the cookie's surface. If the glaze is too thick, add in a *small* amount (1/2 teaspoon) of milk, until it is at the right consistency.
  3. Add in 6 green drops +  2 yellow drops to get a soft green color.
  4. Glaze the tops of each cookie, then wait an hour for the glaze to harden.
  5. To give the cookie some dimension, line the edge of each cookie with a darker shade of green.  This is where a cheap kid's paint brush comes in handy. 
  6. Put 1 drop of food coloring in a small cup with one drop of water.  Mix together with paint brush and then line each cookies rim.   Make sure to put down wax paper or parchment paper on your work surface, especially to prepare for working with any kiddos.
  7. For the final touch, use your yellow decorating icing to simulate the cucumber seeds.  If you want small, thin seeds insert a decorating tip on the tube. There's no wrong way to "seed"!
  8. Rejoice! You are the baking champion!
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sara ferrer