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Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies with Printable Gift Tag

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

These vintage camper sugar cookies are absolutely darling and totally fun to create. Follow this step by step tutorial and grab the free printable gift tag!

I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. These camper sugar cookies would be perfect for a camping themed party or gifted to a friend who loves vintage campers.

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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.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

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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Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

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.

Camper 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. 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.

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

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

This recipe will make about 70 camper shaped cookies.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make the best icing for these cookies! You will need red, pink, blue, black and white royal icing.

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.

Vintage Camper 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.
Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

These instructions will show you how to decorate vintage camper cookies like these ones. Have fun with this process – you can decorate them with all sorts of patterns and designs!

How to decorate camper sugar cookies:

Additional supplies: edible black marker, candy eyes and heart shaped sprinkles.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

1. Create a red door and blue window with royal icing.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

2. When the door and window dry, fill the top of the camper with white icing. Use a toothpick or scribe to coax icing into corners or spaces.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

3. When the white icing dries, fill the bottom of the camper with pink icing.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

4. Create tires using black icing and candy eyes that are turned upside down. These can be piped directly onto the cookie or made using tiny circular cookies.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookie Process

5. Allow the icing to completely dry before moving on to the next step. This usually takes a minimum of two hours.

6. Use the black food marker to draw a curved line along the top of the camper. Glue heart sprinkles on with dots of white icing.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

Allow the icing to completely 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.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

Add my free printable gift tag and voila! You have a fun gift to give to the camping lover in your life.

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

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Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

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Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

Vintage Camper Sugar Cookies

Yield: 70
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

These vintage camper sugar cookies are absolutely darling and totally fun to create. Follow this step by step tutorial and grab the free printable gift tag!

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 these cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 70 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 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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