Cut-Out Sugar Cookies (Ramadan-themed)

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Ramadan is one of the things I always look forward to every year. Not only because of the foods I might prepare, but because of the essence of love and unity around me. For the past couple of days, my mind was and still busy thinking and planning what foods I need to prepare. ๐Ÿ˜€ I spend time thinking not because I am planning to have this feast at home, but because I need something that can be consumed in a day or two โ€“ meaning, just a few servings. You see, when your stomach is empty for long hours, your mind is full of foods you want to eat as if you could eat everything you could think of. Most of the time, I want to eat this or that โ€“ all different from the previous days and it is not a good idea to stock the foods for long. I might end up throwing them and I donโ€™t want that to happen.

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During Ramadan, I also donโ€™t bake frequently. I love sweets (you know that), but sweets have no enough space in my tummy. I always want to eat something filling like rice, pasta and all carbs I could think of. Most of time, I go for rice. Letโ€™s see if I could for a lighter but filling ones this coming Ramadan. Knowing myself, I doubt it. ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, during Ramadan, I donโ€™t go out that much except when I want to go to the grocery. The sun is striking hot and I donโ€™t think I will be able to have enough energy to the malls. That is why I already did whatever I wanted to do before Ramadan starts.

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I went to the mall.ย I prepared something for the blog so even if I could not cook or bake a lot, Iโ€™d still be able to party with you, but will answer you when I break my fast. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And because I am so excited for Ramadan, I made Ramadan-themed Cut-out Sugar Cookies. โค

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Cut-out Sugar Cookies Recipe

For the Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ยฝ cupย  white sugar
  • ยฝ tsp salt
  • ยพ tsp baking powder
  • โ…œ tsp baking soda
  • ยฝ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 tablespoons (170grams/ 6 oz) unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs, whisked together

Instructions:

In a large bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix. Add the butter and using a pastry mixer or your clean hands, mix until sandy. Add eggs and mix until combined. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in a cling film and let sit in the fridge for at least one hour. (The dough can be kept in the fridge up to three days.) When ready to bake, grease your cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use your desired cookie cutter to cut the dough. (I used moon and star shapes for this to get Ramadan-themed cookies.)

Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool to room temperature before putting the sugar icing.

For the Sugar Icing:

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions:

Using a handheld mixer or your stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat egg whites until foamy. Add icing sugar and beat until glossy. Ice the sugar cookies, as desired.

You can divide them and add your preferred colors. You can also use the classic white and sprinkle them with colored-sparkling sugar.

I hope you like these cookies. Happy partying and I wish you all a happy weekend!

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I am sharing this at Fiesta Friday #72, hosted by the Amazing Angie, co-hosted byย Naina and Quinn.

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66 thoughts on “Cut-Out Sugar Cookies (Ramadan-themed)

  1. Hi Jhuls, these cookies are gorgeous! I love the moon and star shapes ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again next Monday!

  2. Oh wow, you really need to do a lot in advance ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I’m happy you can do all these things in advance because it would be hard to go to the mall is you haven’t got that much energy indeed!
    I really like your cookies Jhuls ๐Ÿ™‚ They look so cute :p
    Enjoy Ramadan and keep us posted! ๐Ÿ˜€
    โค

  3. Loved to read about Ramadan and your cookies are so vibrant and pretty! I admire the discipline in fasting done for Ramadan too. Happy Ramadan to you !

  4. Happy Ramadan Jhuls!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m not Muslim, but I remember Ramadan celebrations in my neighbourhood when I was younger… My muslim family friends will bring us heaps and heaps of INSANELY delicious food and desserts!! and we weren’t allowed to talk about food with my muslim school friends because they would get hungry!! Hahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    These cookies would be hard to resist! I hope you were able to devour them!!

    1. You don’t have to talk to make me hungry because I always feel hungry. ๐Ÿ˜€ And ssshhh, I always think about food. ๐Ÿ˜
      Thanks for being here, Dini. I am glad you liked the cookies. Have a great week ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  5. Too cute Jhuls! Happy Ramadan! โค๏ธ
    Bringing out a collection of 30 recipes from my blog for Iftari. I know you may laugh that a vegetarian blog for Iftari dishes..but they are light and really indulging ;).

    1. Oh no! I love vegetarian dishes for Ramadan. I really wish I could make something healthy this Ramadan, but I don’t think so. I always look for rice after hours of fasting. ๐Ÿ˜ Maybe vegetarian + rice. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a lot, Sonal. I’d love to see your collection, though. xx

  6. Hey Jhuls, Great story about Ramadan and what your life is like during this celebration. Gives me a better understanding. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday#72 and thanks for the shout out. Have a great weekend. Happy FF! :))

    1. I am glad that you appreciate my post, Quinn. Thank you for sharing this with Reddit (I’ve had good traffic yesterday). And thanks for co-hosting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Your biscuits are really pretty and magical Jhuls!! Lovely photos too! Ramadan mubarak (or karim) to you! And have a lovely weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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