Make these New Year’s Eve Countdown Cookies with the kids and get them celebrating the New Year with a fun countdown cookie craft.
How to Make New Year’s Countdown Cookies
These New Year’s Countdown Cookies are such a fun little treat to make. The kids will love decorating them and you will love eating them.
To make these cookies you will need a good sugar cookie recipe. I always go back to my tried and true keepsakes and this recipe is one of my favorites.
To make these cookies I used:
- baking soda
TIP: When making sugar cookies make sure the butter is softened, not hot and melted from the microwave. It’s best if you’re able to allow the butter to soften at room temperature.
1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer.
2. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.
3. Slowly add the flour and baking soda.
4. I then remove my mixing bowl and cover it in plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator overnight. If you want things to go a bit faster, allow the cookie dough to chill for at least an hour.
5. Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
6. Bake on 400 for 7-8 minutes.
New Year’s Eve Cookie Decorations
Once the cookies have cooled, it’s time to decorate. I like to keep things simple with a light frosting and then use a candy pen to write on the frosting. Wilton has a lot of colors and sizes for you to choose from.
If you use Royal Icing, make sure you allow it to harden before using the candy pens to write on them. You can also use fondant icing.
Here are a few things you can decorate with:
- edible flakes and sprinkles
- Wilton candy color spray
- Wilton candy markers for writing
New Year’s Eve Countdown Cookies
With these cookies, it’s all about having fun decorating. We chose to make a little makeshift clock face and place a smaller star cookie into the center. You could also change up the color of the frosting and make large numbers for the countdown.
There are a ton of decorating options and definitely something you should get the kids involved with. For the older kids, you can get them involved from the beginning and let them help you bake the cookies.
For the younger ones, you could set up a cake decorating station. No matter what, these cookies are sure to be a hit for your New Year’s Eve festivities.
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New Year's Eve Countdown Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Use a stand mixer if you have one and cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla. Stire well.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight if possible. If not, chill for at least an hour.
- Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to make perfectly shaped sugar cookies.
- Bake on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-8 minutes.