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Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tags

Coffee & Donuts Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

These Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies are way easier to make than you would think! Grab the free printable gift tag and let me show you how to create these darling cookies.

These classic sugar cookies are fun to make and take to your next event or party! I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these.

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Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start with simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Be sure to set aside enough time to decorate these cookies, you may even want to spread it over a few days. When adding details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies. I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious. The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well. Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed. I love quick mom hacks like this!

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract. Mix at medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

sugar cookie process

4. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness.

5. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

6. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

7. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 60 cookies.

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need brown and white royal icing.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

Royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10-15 seconds to become completely smooth.
Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

With these instructions you can decorate the coffee and donut cookies just like I did. Have fun with this! Don’t be afraid to use different colors of icing and techniques for entirely different look.

How to decorate coffee & donut sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: brown and white sprinkles.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

1. Outline each donut cookie with a line of brown icing.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

2. Flood the center of each cookie with icing. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into corners or spaces. Here my icing was a bit too runny, add more icing sugar to the mix to prevent that.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

3. Add sprinkles to all of the donuts before the icing dries.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

4. Allow the icing to set and harden.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

5. Add an oval of brown icing to the top of the coffee cups. Drop a dot of white icing into the brown and use a toothpick to create a swirl. This technique is called wet on wet.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

6. Line the cup with white icing and create a handle.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

7. Flood the center of the cup with white icing. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into corners or spaces.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

8. Allow the icing to completely dry before adding tiny brown icing hearts to the front of each coffee cup.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

Allow the icing to harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies. These look amazing wrapped in cellophane and packaged up with a bit of twine.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

I mean, cummon! How cute are these?! I can totally see them being just as darling in a variety of colors!

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Toss them into a cookie box, add my free printable gift tag and voila! You have a fun gift to brighten someones day.

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookie Process

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Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Seriously looking just as good as they taste!

Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

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Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies

Yield: 60
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

These Coffee & Donut Sugar Cookies are way easier to make than you would think! Let me show you how to create these darling cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract. Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutters to cut shapes from the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool before decorating with royal icing.

Notes

Use the step by step instructions in the blog post to decorate each cookie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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