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Breast Cancer Awareness Cookies

Updated on October 26, 2014

Breast Cancer Cookies

October is for PINK

While breast cancer has not affected me personally, it has for way too many of my girlfriends. It is so nice that men and women around the country take time every October to celebrate the struggle and recovery of these brave women!

I play ladies league tennis with matches on Thursday mornings. At our home matches we bring delicious food and decorate our table with coordinating linens and flowers. Never fails, every October we choose one week for breast cancer awareness. This year, I was assigned dessert. I looked on Pinterest for some ideas and found that most of them were the same. Plus, I'm no master chef so it has to be easy, whatever it is!

I found lots of people made "boobie" cookies with a heart cookie cutter and then decorated them with icing. Use homemade, I beg you! This recipe is soooo easy! And the recipe for royal icing is also easy. It will be worth it when you taste deliciousness and not chemicals.

Things You'll Need

  • Ingredients for the cookies (below)
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • rolling pin and board
  • non-stick cookie sheet
  • cooling rack
  • meringue powder (Wilton)
  • gel or other food coloring
  • piping bags or ziploc bags
  • your imagination

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This is the image I used to decorate my tiered stand. I got it off of Google images.
This is the image I used to decorate my tiered stand. I got it off of Google images.

Ingredients for Sugar Cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions for Sugar Cookies

  • Cream softened butter for a minute
  • Slowly add the sugar. Mix until fluffy.
  • Add the egg. Mix until combined, don't over mix.
  • Add the dry ingredients, then the vanilla.
  • Separate into two. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

When rolling out cookies:

  • Roll out to 1/2-1/3 inch thickness.
  • For the first batch, preheat the oven with the cookie tray inside. They won't cook right if the pan is cool.
  • Make sure your pan is non-stick. I like to use baking stones. Parchment paper, Silpats and cooking spray also work.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Leave on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  • Decorate when completely cool.

After Decorating

Make sure frosting is completely dry before you store them. I like to dry them on cooling racks.
Make sure frosting is completely dry before you store them. I like to dry them on cooling racks.

Frosting (Royal Icing)

If you've never used or heard of it before, royal icing is super easy to make and work with. The key ingredient, besides the powdered sugar, is something called meringue powder. Wilton makes it and it can be found at Wal-Mart! Directions are inside the can but here they are as well.

  • Measure out 3 tablespoons of meringue powder into a large bowl
  • Sift 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • Pour in 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water
  • Mix
  • Separate into bowls. These will be for your colors.
  • Color with gel or liquid coloring. If you use the liquid, make sure your frosting is a bit stiffer (use less water) when first mixing. Gel colors can be found at Wal-Mart.
  • Spoon into disposable piping bags. Rubber band the end to close it. Snip the tip. Decorate!

Decorated Breast Cancer Sugar Cookies

Prep time: 2 hours 15 min
Cook time: 11 min
Ready in: 2 hours 26 min
Yields: 25 3-inch cookies

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    • my_girl_sara profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Lyerly 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      There's a lot of details in baking that get left out. Thanks for the comment!

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      Ah, so the pan shouldn't be cool. That explains my problems with sugar cookies! If I use a gun I'm okay but the others, well, that's another story.

      I must admit this is a tasteful way to make those cookies and for such a good cause.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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