Why have I never discovered slice-and-bake cookies before?! It’s such a cool take on sugar cookies, and right up your alley if you love to experiment with colors and shapes. We teamed up with Creativebug to learn a few sugar cookie techniques (since I know you guys are suuuuuper into cookies right now, evidence here) and couldn’t resist making these cool swirly cookies for Valentine’s Day. What I love about these is that once you prep the dough, you just slice them up, bake them, and the decorating is already done for you! They’re ready to eat as soon as they come out of the oven. And we all know how important instant gratification is when it comes to sugar. And the best part is that these little x and o cookies go perfectly with our printable Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine!
Creativebug has an awesome cookie making class using the Wilton Method, where they break down the recipe and how to customize it with different flavors and colors. (I totally learned a new coloring trick that saved my hands from being dyed red all week!) You can check out the class here, and even try Creativebug for free. They’ve got bunches of Valentine classes too, if you need some inspiration to get your Cupid on! To get going on your cookies, check out the video and make your dough. We’ll pick it up from there!
- sugar cookie ingredients as outlined here
- food coloring
- printable Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine
- rolling pin
- parchment paper
Step 1: Make dough according to Creativebug’s recipe. Split the dough up into as many different bunches as you would like different colors. Color the dough according to Creativebug’s instructions.
Step 2: Roll out each color of dough and chill for about an hour.
Step 3: Remove from the fridge and stack the sheets of dough on top of one another; stack as many sheets as you would like colors in your swirl. Use the rolling pin to roll the stacks out a bit to help the colors adhere together.
Step 4: Roll the dough into tubes, following Creativebug’s instructions. Chill the tubes, wrapped in parchment paper.
Step 5: Remove from the fridge and slice the cookies into 1/4″ slices. For the o’s, leave as-is. For the x’s, cut each cookie into an x shape by cutting away a small triangle of dough on all four sides of the slice.
Step 6: Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for approximately 8-10 minutes.
Yay! Pull those bad boys out of the oven and enjoy. And if you want to give a little bag of them with our Tic-Tac-Toe printable, simply print, cut, and give about 6 x’s and o’s with each board. Write a little note on the bottom or the back of the board and tell your Valentine how much you love ’em. Be sure to head to Creativebug to see all the other fun ways you can get your cookie on! xoxo
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