Sugar Cookies are easy to transform into any theme. Since Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm, I thought some Pokemon sugar cookies would be fun!
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If you haven’t noticed, it is Pokemon week.
These cookies are made with my favorite sugar recipe. It makes a large batch. I got approximately 50 Poke Ball Cookies from one batch.
Tips for making Pokemon Cookies
You will want a Stand Mixer for this recipe. You do not want to mix it by hand. The dough gets way too thick. You can try it with a hand mixer, but I wouldn’t. A stand mixer is the way to go.
You will need a Poke Ball Cookie cutter for cutting out the cookies.
When rolling out the cookie dough, flour will be your best friend. Ensure your surface is floured and that you keep flour on your rolling pin.
Tips for decorating Pokeball Cookies
I love using royal icing for my sugar cookies. It allows you to create super cute designs.
When making these cookies, I worked with one color of icing at a time. I started with the white first since I didn’t have to add color.
For decorating, I used a number 2 tip and disposable decorating bags.
You will outline the desired area in that color using the stiffer consistency royal icing.
Please excuse the photos. I worked on these cookies REALLY late at night. I finished at about 1 am. Sorry for not having impressive in-process photos.
After you have the area outlined, you will flood the area with the thinned royal icing.
Once you have the cookies all decorated, you will need to allow them to dry for about 24 hours.
I carefully transferred the cookies to cooling racks and placed them in an area where the kids couldn’t get to them.
Pokemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 Large Eggs well beaten
- 6 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 4 egg whites
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Black food gel coloring
- Red food gel coloring
- In a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter.
- In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and sour cream.
- Add the sour cream mixture to the butter mixture and mix until blended.
- Add vanilla and eggs, mix until blended.
- Sift the flour and baking powder.
- Add the flour little by little and mix until well blended.
- Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- Roll dough out on a floured surface and cut out the cookies.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Allow to cool before decorating.
- Combine all ingredients (except the food coloring) in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
- If icing is not stiff enough add more powdered sugar until you get the desired thickness.
- Use a thicker icing for outlining.
- For flooding, add 1 teaspoon of water to the icing to thin it out.
- Divide out portions of the icing to add you food coloring gel to get the desired colors.
- Allow the icing to fully dry before stacking or bagging (could be up to 24 hours)