If you need something quick and easy to make for Mardi Gras, try this Super Easy Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies Recipe. All you need is store-bought cookie dough and frosting, then some Mardi Gras colors in pretty sugary sprinkles! Perfect for a traditional Mardi Gras to celebrate!
WHY I LOVE THIS SUPER EASY MARDI GRAS SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE
• I love these festive Mardi Gras cookies because they are extremely easy since the ingredients are store-bought!
• Only need a few simple ingredients for this easy recipe and it is one of my favorite easy cookie recipes to make for Fat Tuesday!
• These king cake cookies are perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras
• Love these for the Mardi Gras season because of the pretty gold/yellow, green, and purple sugar sprinkles!
• Make these easy festive cookies for a Mardi Gras party!
• Cookie Dough - Buy store-bought sugar cookie dough from your local grocery stores
• Frosting - Get store-bought vanilla frosting from the baking aisle at any grocery store
HOW TO MAKE SUPER EASY MARDI GRAS SUGAR COOKIES RECIPE
1. Prepare the store-bought sugar cookies by placing them on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet and bake cookies according to the directions on the package. After baking, let cool completely on a wire rack. The cookies will be slightly golden brown.
2. Frost the cooled cookies with a metal frosting spatula or a big spoon then add the sugar sprinkles. Distribute the various sprinkle colors into three separate bowls. Then in each small bowl using the tip of your fingers, pick up yellow and sprinkle it across the middle of the cookie like in my pictures. Then next, do the purple sprinkles on the side and green on the other side.
3. Serve and enjoy these pretty cookies for your Mardi Gras celebration! Store in an airtight container or a big ziploc bag for up to a few days at room temperature or in the fridge for about a week. They are best fresh and stored at room temperature!
• Using your fingers is much easier to sprinkle the sprinkles on because you can't get the sprinkles in the right place if you shake them out of the sprinkle shaker.
• For perfectly round cookies, use circle cookie cutters. Use a rolling pin to make the dough level and then cut your cookies with the cookie cutter.
• Try gold sprinkles instead of yellow sugar sprinkles if you desire!
• Top with a little plastic baby on a few to bring more of the traditional king cake into the cookie!
• Feel free to use melted white chocolate as the frosting if you are not a huge fan of the store-bought frosting!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• How do I store these? Store in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag for up to 3 days at room temp or in the refrigerator for a week. I recommend keeping them at room temperature because that's when they taste the best. Another way of storing them is wrapping the cookies in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
• Can I make the cookies homemade? Yes! You can use a cookie mix to make or if you want to make them from scratch you can use my mask cookies recipe: Mardi Gras Mask Sugar Cookies.
• How can I make these gluten-free? Use store-bought gluten-free refrigerated sugar cookie dough like Sweet Lorens.
• Is it possible to use royal icing instead? Sure! You can use my royal icing recipe in this Mardi Gras Mask Sugar Cookies recipe as well! Just make sure you sprinkle on the sprinkles before the icing dries. This royal icing recipe has a delicious tasting sugar glaze!
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Super Easy Mardi Gras Sugar Cookies
- 1 package Store bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1 can Store bought vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
- ½ cup Sugar sprinkles (purple, yellow and green)
- Prepare cookies according to package instructions. Let cool.
- Frost cookies, then add sprinkles. I added the yellow in the middle first. It's easier if you put the sprinkles in a bowl, then use your fingers to add the sprinkles in straight lines. You have more control using your fingers instead of shaking it right out of the bottle.
Original post descriptions:
Fat Tuesday is on March 4th this year (2014), so why not make some Mardis Gras cookies?
Easy Mardis Gras cookies are super simple! I just used Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies and Pillsbury® vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting. And sprinkles, of course.
Bake cookies according to the package instructions. This was the first time I used my new Baker's Mat. I love it! Thank you, Baker's Mat!
After the cookies have cooled, frost and decorate with purple, green and gold sprinkles. So festive and easy peasy!
Did you know that Mardis Gras is Fat Tuesday in French? As for the colors: purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.