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Apple shaped back to school cookies are a fun way to begin a brand new year. Your child(ren) will love coming home to a special treat after an exciting first day.
This year the first day of school is a huge one in our house. I have one son starting his last year of school, and another starting his first year.
I can’t believe that my first baby will be a Senior in high school this year! Almost more shocking is that my last baby will be starting Kindergarten. Where does the time go?
These back to school cookies are really easy to make. Made with a simple basic roll out sugar cookie dough, you can make them while the kids are at school for a nice after school surprise.
The great thing about this dough is that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated beforehand so you could even make them at the last minute.
I found this apple-shaped cookie cutter at my local craft store along with some red and green frosting. You could certainly make frosting from scratch if you’d like or even use sprinkles. The possibilities are almost endless with these cookies.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Add egg and vanilla
- In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add to butter and sugar mixture slowly.
- Roll out down on a floured surface and cut out your cookies
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 6-8 minutes
Do not overcook! Take them out of the oven when they look like they could use another minute or two and the edges are very lightly browned. They will continue to cook when removed from the oven.