Delicious cut out cookies recipe with a confectioner’s glaze was made as a K-9 Unit fundraising event!
Cut Out Cookies Recipe
When I get asked to participate in a fundraiser I try to give whenever or however I can.
Sometimes I am able to give cash and other times I donate my time for an organization like Team in Training.
Foods like pizzas or BBQ tickets that benefit school sports seem to get on my radar. Overpriced wrapping paper too 🙂
One of my favorite ways to contribute is to bake!
I’ve made and donated a lot of baked goodies over the years, which has been a successful and fun way to help raise a few bucks.
Baking Cookies For A Cause
My co-worker was part of a group raising money for a K-9 unit in Reno, Nevada, and for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the organization!
I believe it is similar to The Knights of Columbus, but I know it wasn’t that exact group.
Anyway, the group has been raising money to purchase automatic door release systems on patrol vehicles for Canine Officers.
This would allow for dog to assist the officer outside of the vehicle and allow the canine to get out of the car in an emergency.
My heart just melted at the thought of a sweet puppy-like German Shepherd getting stuck in a car, especially during the summer months in Nevada.
Baking cookies was an easy way for me to help.
In the kitchen I went and baked 2 dozen Paw Print Cut Out Cookies. I was happy to learn that they started to sell before the event even happened!
AND my co-worker received over $50 in donations!
Cut Out Cookies – Refrigerated Before Rolling
I don’t know why I don’t make cutout cookies more often. They look so pretty and the cookies taste delicious!
I bought the paw cookie cutter and cellophane bags at my local craft store, Michael’s.
The cookie dough is easy to work with, but be prepared to take you time with the recipe.
See, the dough should be refrigerated for a couple of hours before rolling it out.
I’ve also made Christmas and Valentine cookies using this same cut out recipe.
I’ll be baking some pumpkin cookies and a fall leaves just for the fun of it!
Do you bake cut-out cookies throughout the year?
Paw Prints Cut Out Cookies
Cute paw print cut out cookies. This cookie dough can be used with any cookie cutter for your special occasion.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1-2 Tablespoons of milk
- 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- food coloring (optional)
- decorations (optional)
The amount of cookies yielded will vary depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Paw Prints were about 4".
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
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how did you get the tan colored frosting so perfectly on the paws? Do you squeeze it on with an icing bag?
Yes! Use a piping bag for the outline and then fill it in by spreading the frosting with the tip or a toothpick. Hope that’s helpful!
I LOVE your paw cookies! I see the white icing-did you just use food coloring for the paw pads or is that caramel?
Thank you, Susan! I used Wilton’s brown food coloring 🙂
So THAT’S how you did it! They are SO awesome-I bought the cookie cutter today and can’t wait! You’ve inspired me!
That’s great! I’m so glad you are making these! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Hi Joanne! They were sure fun to make! Cheers!!
Thanks, Uru! Taste good too 🙂
What a worthy cause and good on you for getting involved. The cookies are just adorable and I love how you iced and decorated them – they look stunning xx
Thank you 🙂 Furry friends tug my heart strings just a bit!