I'm going to be completely honest, these sugar cookies are no different than my classic sugar cookie recipe. I just gave them a little update for a friend's birthday gift! If you haven't heard already, Among Us is a super popular game right now. I'm not going to age myself and pretend I have any idea what I'm talking about in regards to this game. But apparently, these adorable little Crewmates do some not so cute things... Ultimately game players try to figure out who is "sus" (suspicious) and eventually confront the imposter, hence the song on my video.
I'm sure many of you are going to ask, where can I get these cookie cutters? I "got" them from a sit called Thingiverse. You see, my dad has a 3D printer, so he usually just prints out some of the more obscure cookie cutters that I need. You can get the exact one I used here, and if you're able, make sure to tip the designer. If you don't have a 3D printer in your household (because, yes, I know we are nerds) you can buy them on Etsy. There were some things I didn't love about my cutter, for example, most 3D printed cookie cutters don't have that sharp, smooth edge that cuts nicely through your dough. So mine came out a little ragged and I had to soften the edges before cooking. Overall though, I don't think you can get Among Us cookie cutters that aren't 3D printed so just give your design the once-over before printing!
The Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (406 g)
1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder (4 g)
½ tsp. fine sea salt (4 g)
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter (231 g)
1 cup granulated organic white sugar (213 g)
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract (10 g)
1 tsp. almond extract (7 g)
*Gel food coloring optional
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- Preheat your over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a separate medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In your mixer, cream your butter with your sugar until light and fluffy. It should be a pale yellow color.
- Then incorporate your egg, vanilla and almond extract.
- Finally add in your dry ingredient mixture.
- Separate your dough into four balls. Make an indent in each ball with your knuckle or a spoon and put a few drops of your gel food coloring (I used Americolor Super Red, Royal Blue, Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green) in the middle.
- Pop each dough ball back into your mixer individually and mix until you reach your desired color, adding more gel food coloring if needed. *Pro tip, I mix my dough from lightest color to darkest color, just in case any gel residue sticks to the bowl.
- Lightly flour a clean surface in your kitchen.
- Roll your dough out until it is about the thickness of a bottle cap or your pinky finger (1/4 inch).
- Cut out your cookies with your Among Us cookie cutters. Get as close to the edge as possible to get the most out of this roll.
- Grab a baking sheet with parchment paper and carefully transfer your cookies, while gently removing the dough from around each cookie.
- Bake on the middle rack of your oven for about 8-12 minutes. I recommended keeping an eye on your cookies, as ovens may vary.
- You’ll know your cookies are done when you nudge them with your finger gently and they do not move.
Royal Icing *For these cookies, I recommend making a half batch of royal icing.
What You Will Need:
- 1 lb. powdered sugar
- ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. meringue powder (42g)
- ½ cup water
*Food gel for optional coloring
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a standing mixer. If you don’t have a mixer, use a bowl and whisk.
- Mix well with a whisk attachment until there are no chunks remaining. Scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
- Add a few drops of your gel food coloring to reach your desired color.
- Put the royal icing into a piping bag fitted with a round tip like a #4 Wilton, or similar tip.
- If you are going to use this icing for flooding cookies, slowly ad water until your ideal consistency is achieved.
- For my Among Us cookies, I simply outlined the cookie with black (following the indent from my cutter) and then I used white icing to fill in the crewmate's mask.
- Make sure to allow your icing to completely dry before stacking cookies on top of each other, and if you do stack them, separate using parchment or wax paper.