Remembrance Day Cookies
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Classic Sugar Cookie in honour of those who serve our country.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla)
  • Royal Icing (recipe in blog archives)
  • red and black food colouring
  • red coloured sugars/crystals/sprinkles
  • 12 black jelly beans, cut in half (width-wise)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Using paddle attachment if using Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients gradually until combined.
  4. Wrap cookie dough in plastic wrap (flatten it out a bit) and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. I leave it overnight.
  5. Roll dough out ⅛ " and cut out cookies with poppy shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies on lined baking sheets (Recipe makes 36 cookies with the cookie cutter I used, so I used two cookie trays/baking sheets).
  6. In a 350 degree oven, bake for 12 to 18 minutes (depending on size of cookies). Let cool completely on wire racks.
  7. To decorate, make sure cookies are completely cooled. We did two types of poppies. The first used royal icing on the cookie and then we dipped the icing side of the cookie in the red coloured crystals and in the centre we added a half of a black jelly bean. For the second kind of poppy, we used red coloured icing for the petals and black icing for the centre of the poppy.
Recipe by Life on Manitoulin at