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Pair animal cookies two by two for an edible menagerie.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
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Cook's Notes

Decorated cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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  • mglinesatelier
    25 JAN, 2017
    I love this sugar cookie recipe. I don't understand why it only has three stars. It makes fairly crunchy cookies, so if you're looking for something softer this definitely isn't it. If you plan on using the royal icing on them I recommend using a fondant rolling pin, if you have one, so they come out extra smooth and even. The flatter they are the easier they will be to ice. Not a big deal if you're just piping a few faces on them, but I've used this recipe for pretty elaborate cookies too.
  • jessmalcolm
    30 NOV, 2012
    This is the only receipe I use for sugar cookies. Tested it 2 years ago with cookies for my daughters wedding and used it ever since. Cookies always come out great, not runny. Involves a little bit extra time with the refridgeration and freezing, but it is worth it.
  • chgocj
    26 DEC, 2010
    These cookies turned out perfect. I froze some and they turned out a little better than the ones I didn't freeze.

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