Today we're sharing the Most Beautiful Cookie recipe from our cookie swap. Winning this category hands-down was sweet Kelsey from Vanilla Joy and her Circus Animal Cookies. It was almost impossible to get a picture of these - my kids could not stop eating them!
Kelsey's Homemade Circus Animal Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Cream butter and sugar together, add eggs one at a time and mix well. Sift dry ingredients into the wet and mix until dough forms. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes and transfer to baking sheet. Obviously Kelsey did darling star shapes but you can use any little cookie cutter you like. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes or until set and slightly golden.
Melt one package of almond bark according to package instructions. Add 2 spoonfuls of shortening to thin the mixture. Dip cookies into melted almond bark and lay on wax paper. Coat with sprinkles immediately. Let dry 30 minutes.