Shhh… Don’t tell anyone that I am #TeamCap but secretly love Black Widow. I mean she can kick some major butt. With the Captain America Civil War movie hitting theaters on 5/6/16 I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some Black Widow cookies. It’s a great way to kick off the premiere of the movie that is a must-see for ages 10 and up.
Black Widow Cookies
(Yield 2 Dozen cookies)
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- circle cookie cutter
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- blue and red gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 2 eggs at one time…Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling-pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed).
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Divide the icing into 2 equal bowls.
- The first bowl of icing, add several drops of black. stir to mix
- The second bowl of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
- Spoon a little bit of each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 cake decorating tip.
- Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- In the same black icing bowl, add a few drops of water to thin the icing out.
- Pipe a black line around the edge of the round cookie.
- Fill in with the black thinner icing.
- Let dry for 1 hour.
- Using the red icing, pipe on an hourglass shape.
- Fill in with red.
- Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying!