Are you having a party for the opening of the Olympics? Or would you just like to have a festive treat? Make some Olympic ring and Gold Medal sugar cookies to celebrate!
We used our tried-and-true World’s Best Sugar Cookie Recipe (which you can download and print directly from the link). Once you follow the instructions to make the dough and chill it, you’ll be ready to roll it out!
In addition to the ingredients listed on the recipe, you’ll need two circle cookie cutters–one that is at least a 1/2 inch larger than the other, food coloring, gold sprinkles (or metallic food coloring), and a licorice rope. I went to three different stores and couldn’t find a licorice rope for the ribbon on the medal, so I ended up just using pipecleaners.
1. Roll out the dough 1/8 of an inch thick. The dough will puff up slightly during baking, so you’ll want to make sure it is rolled out well.
2. Grab a little helper and start punching out the dough.
3. Use the larger cookie cutter first and then use the smaller circle cookie cutter inside of it.
4. The outside of the circle will become your Olympic rings and the inside will be the medals. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool completely.
5. Prepare your icing. Divvy out the icing on this recipe (it is amazing) into separate bowls and add your food coloring. To make the black food coloring, I just mixed all the colors together until it looked about right.
6. Ice your cookies using popsicle sticks or new paintbrushes.
For the medals, I first iced each cookie with yellow frosting…
…and then smothered them with gold sprinkles while the icing was still “wet”.
Yummy! The Olympics never tasted so good! :)
Download your free Olympic Activities for Kids ebook with this idea and many others by clicking below and entering your e-mail address. You’ll immediately receive an e-mail that will have the link to the eBook! If you would rather not be an e-mail subscriber, “like” us on Facebook and then send us a private message to claim your FREE eBook. If you are already a subscriber: look at the bottom of your most recent e-mail for your link.