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Teachers Rule Cookies

Teacher's Rule Cookies

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Total Time 1 hour
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons banana extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • bottled yellow cookie icing (Wilton)
  • black candy marking pens or black tube icing


  • Cream together butter and sugar in an electric mixer.
  • Mix in egg, yogurt, vanilla and banana extract until smooth.
  • Sift together the cinnamon, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add flour mixture gradually to mixer until a smooth dough forms.
  • Turn out dough onto parchment paper.
  • Knead softly to make a smooth ball, then cover with another piece of parchment and roll out dough to 3/8″ thick.
  • Chill dough sandwiched between parchment on a baking pan for thirty minutes.
  • While dough is chilling, preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Remove pan of dough from fridge,  lift off the top sheet of parchment and place it on another baking sheet.
  • Cut dough into rectangles using a rectangular cookie cutter or freehand with a knife, and place cookie cut outs onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes or until cookies are firm and just starting to brown around the edges.
  • Cool cookies on the parchment sheet slid onto a wire rack.
  • If you work ahead with a second sheet of cookies,  keep the cut out cookies chilled until time to bake or it will shorten the baking time.
  • When cookies are cool, warm icing according to bottle instructions, then outline cookies with a thin line of yellow, then allow to set for at least 45 minutes, then fill  in the outline with more yellow, smoothing out with a toothpick.
  • Allow icing to completely dry (may take longer than the 45  minutes), then draw on ruler  markers with a candy writing pen or black tube icing.


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