These Pancake Sugar Cookies are the perfect way to celebrate Pancake Tuesday! I’m sharing my Grandma’s sugar cookie recipe, so you can make a batch yourself this weekend.
This is a great versatile sugar cookie recipe, the one my Grandmas always used- for every occassion.
To make the pancakes cookie base, I cut out simple round circles from the sugar cookie dough.
After the cookies were baked and cooled, it was time to make them really look like pancakes. I started out with the “butter”. To make it, I made a mixture of icing sugar and milk and mixed it to a paste consistency. Then I added in yellow food colouring so it looked a little like butter.
To make the pats of butter for the top of the pancake stack, I rolled out the frosting between two pieces of plastic wrap, and then cut it into little squares with a knife. I set the whole piece in the fridge for a little while to firm up, and went on to the icing that we would use for the syrup.
For the syrup frosting, I made a really runny icing, thinned out with milk, and maple syrup. To make it darker I added a few teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a little bit of yellow food colouring. I wanted it to be runny enough to pour off of a spoon easily.
To assemble the pancake sugar cookies, I stacked two cookies together, spooned on some of the syrup icing so that it drizzled off the edge like a real pancake stack, and added a pat of butter to each one.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Cream the butter and sugars together in your stand mixer.
- Add the eggs, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- In another bowl combine the dry ingredients -the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together or sift.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well blended. Be careful not to overwork your dough.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let chill slightly in the fridge.
- Once chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into circles.
- Bake on a cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 8 - 10 mins.
- Let cool completely before icing.
They turned out really authentic looking, and they were so delicious. These were the perfect addition to our Pancake Tuesday Party -which you can read all about here.
With Pancake Sugar Cookies for Pancake Tuesday, life really is a party!