With Pokemon Go making us all get out of our houses and capture some Pokemon, we have to keep our energy levels up. What better way than some Pokemon Ball Cookies? These cookies are pretty easy to make and decorate. Plus, the kids love them!!!!
Pokemon Go Ball Cookies
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1 eggs
- Cookie Cutter: Circle
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- red and black gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add eggs...Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
- the batter. (if needed).
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
- (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Divide the icing into 3 equal bowls.
- The first bowl of icing remains white.
- The second bowl of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
- The third bowl of icing, add several drops of black.
- Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
- Using the red icing, Outline and flood the top half of the sugar cookie.
- Let dry for at least 30 minutes.
- Do the same process with the white icing for the bottom half of the cookie.
- Let dry for 3 hours before putting on the black.
- Using the black icing, pipe on the outline of a small circle in the midding of the cookie.
- Pipe on thick lines on either side of the outline of the cookie to make the edging of the pokeball.
- Let dry for 20 minutes.
- Using the white icing, add in a small dallop of the white icing into the center of the black circle outline.
- Let the cookies dry, for at least 8 hours before bagging.