Personally, I only know a handful of women who had breast cancer. That’s right, HAD. It wasn’t until I participated in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure that I really understood the severity of breast cancer and the true sense of loss that people experienced. The number of names on the back of some participants’ shirts was devastating. I listened to their stories and felt their heartaches with them. It made me realize that this can happen to anyone and that breast cancer awareness should be never be taken lightly. Every year since, I’ve done a little something to promote awareness and support these women in their fight. So in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at the demand of my raging sweet tooth, I decided to make these Pink Ribbon cookies.
Do you have about 30 minutes to spare? Try out this recipe!
Make These Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies To Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Ribbon Cookies Ingredients:
- 2 ¾ cups of all purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups of sugar
- 1 cup of butter (softened in microwave)
- 1 large egg
How To Make Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 375 °
- Mix the flour and the baking soda in a bowl.
- In a different bowl, cream the sugar and butter together. Then, mix in the vanilla extract and the egg.
- Blend in the dry ingredients in step 2 slowly. Once you’ve mixed your ingredients, hand roll them into small balls about the size of a teaspoon.
- Place these on a non-greased cookie sheet and bake them for 8-10 minutes.
Pink Ribbon Frosting Ingredients:
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup of butter (or margarine)
- 1 ½ teaspoons of 375
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk
- Red food coloring
Pink Ribbon Frosting Instructions:
- In a medium bowl, mix your butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on low or a spoon (call me old fashioned but I like to work the arms and use a spoon). Then, stir in 1 tablespoon of milk and the vanilla.
- The frosting should be smooth and spreadable. If it’s too thick, beat in milk a few drops at a time. If it’s too thin, add powdered sugar.
- Stir in droplets of red food coloring until you reach the pink you want. Then, use a pastry bag (or a zip-lock bag with a small cut out in the corner) to pipe the pink ribbons on your cookies!
This is my small act of awareness. Are you encouraging Breast Cancer Awareness? Do you think you will make these pink ribbon cookies? Tell us your story!