As I was setting up my classroom and sharpening all those #2 pencils for the upcoming school year, I came up with a clever cookie idea:
Sugar Cookie Pencils!
- 2 cup soft unsalted butter
- 3 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract
- 1 Tbs Butter Extract
- 6 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- white frosting (any flavor is fine)
- yellow Sugar
- 1 bag each of pink and black Candy Melts
- Cream together butter and sugar til light and fluffy
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and butter extract, mix
- Add dry ingredients. Mix til thoroughly combined... but do not over mix
- Wrap in plastic and let sit in refrigerator for at least 3 hours
- When ready to make the cookies slightly roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to soften it. Do not roll too flat.
- Pull off small balls of dough and roll into long cylinder tubes about 1/4 in diameter. Pinch the tips to look like points. See below:
- Once the "pencils" are formed, let sit in the fridge for at least ten minutes to firm
- Bakes at 350 degrees for 10-12 min, let cool
- Frost cookies with a white frosting and roll in yellow sugar ........ (Hint: Only frost a few at a time so the frosting does not harden. If it hardens the sugar will not stick as well.)
- Melt pink Candy Melts in microwave safe bowl and gently paint the melted candy on the flat side to create an eraser. (I used a butter knife because it had a nice flat edge.)
- Finally, melt the black Candy Melts in a plastic piping bag. (Hint: Plastic bag works too.) Pipe two thin black lines to separate the eraser from the wood and pipe a black tip on the point to create the look of lead. Feel free to add any other embellishment you would like. I chose to draw a small black line to look like it says "no. 2."
What student wouldn't want to start off the new school year with a few freshly sharpened "Sugar Cookie" Pencils? Now go make this school year extra special!