I made these cookies for the first time when my oldest daughter started kindergarten and now I have to bake them every year when it's time for 'back to school!'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 12 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cookies:
Icing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well mixed. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into the creamed butter mixture alternately with the heavy cream until dough is evenly mixed. Chill dough in refrigerator, 2 to 3 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Roll cookie dough on a floured work surface. Cut dough into strips about 2 1/2 inches long and about as thick as a pencil, forming one end into a point. Arrange "pencils" on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 12 to 14minutes. Transfer parchment paper with cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Mix enough confectioners' sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl to form a thick icing. Divide icing among several small bowls and mix different colors of food coloring into each bowl.

  • Decorate "pencil" cookies with colored icing so they look like colored pencils. Allow icing to dry completely.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 26.2mg 9% DV; sodium 72.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2018
adorable! made them for my grandchildren and they loved them Read More
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