Hosting a tea? Serve Teapot Sugar Cookies or wrap them up as a take-home gift for your guests!
I baked buttery vanilla sugar cookies in adorable teapot and teacup shapes for my Beauty and the Beast Tea to honor Mrs. Potts and Chip. Now you could of course get really fancy decorating these but this was one of a million things I was baking for my party so I opted for white frosting and white sprinkles for a seamless, elegant sugar cookie.
Don’t roll the dough out too thin. You want a nice thick sugar cookie. Pull them when they’re just barely browning on the edges and they’ll be nice and soft.
This is the same recipe my mom used for our Christmas cookies for oh my entire life and trust me when I say: it’s perfect. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
Teapot Sugar 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
Vanilla frosting, recipe follows
- 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 teapot and teacup cookie cutters.
- 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
- 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.
Read more about my Beauty and the Beast Tea here. Watch the episode: