Looking for Harry Potter Cookies? You found them! Inspired by Harry Potter’s scar, these lightning bolt sugar cookies celebrate our favorite boy wizard.
This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe. These cookies are super soft and have a pretty long shelf life. You could easily make them a couple of days before your party.
You could of course leave these plain if you prefer but I love frosted sugar cookies. I tinted the frosting yellow and added white sprinkles but white frosting with yellow sprinkles would also be beautiful!
I baked these cookies for the backyard Harry Potter Picnic I threw for my niece, Cali, who just started reading Harry Potter. She was delighted by these sweet treats!
Harry Potter Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Lightning bolt cookie cutter
Vanilla frosting, recipe follows
Yellow food coloring, white sprinkles
- Cream together butter and shortening. Add sugar and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter-sugar mixture.
- Divide the dough into fourths, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill at least two hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a flat surface sprinkled with flour, roll one disk of dough to desired thickness. (I prefer thick sugar cookies.) Cut out with lightning bolt cookie cutter. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes or until just turning golden on the edges and cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough. Frost and decorate!
3 cups powdered sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp milk
Yellow food coloring
- Beat butter until fluffy. Add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and blend well. Add 1 Tbsp milk and blend until it’s starting to look like frosting. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 Tbps milk, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Add a bit more milk if you need it to get your desired consistency. Tint frosting yellow with food coloring.
Watch me make it: