CHRISTMAS COOKIE ORNAMENTS RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE IT
You can make these goodies for the Christmas tree ahead of time! Simply whip up the cookies and store them plain in your freezer. Come Christmas, you can fix homemade frosting and decorate. Then tie on ribbons and hang the shapes on your evergreen. You can also create these treats for eating! If you do, start them from scratch at holiday time and store the cookies in an airtight container. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Provided by Taste of Home
Total Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yield 40(3-inch) cookies.
Number Of Ingredients 16
- In a bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in the honey, egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and salt., Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll to an 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters dipped in flour. Transfer cutouts to ungreased baking sheets., Using a straw, make a hole in the top of each cookie. Remove the center circle of dough. Bake the cookies at 350° for 6 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool., For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, water, corn syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Tint the frosting with liquid or paste food coloring in desired colors., Place each color of frosting in a pastry or plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the tip of each bag. Spread and pipe frosting onto cookies as desired., If desired, create stitch marks on a stocking or veins on holly leaves by dipping a toothpick in food coloring and painting on the lines., For hanging loops, cut forty 8-in. strips of 1/8-in.-wide ribbon. Thread a ribbon strip through the hole in each cookie and tie the ends into a bow.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 176 calories, FatContent 4g fat (2g saturated fat), CholesterolContent 11mg cholesterol, SodiumContent 41mg sodium, CarbohydrateContent 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, FiberContent 0 fiber), ProteinContent 1g protein.
BASIC SUGAR-COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE | MARTHA STEWART
Here's one of the best-kept secrets of professional bakers: It takes only one cookie dough to produce a beautiful assortment of holiday cookies. Use this dough to make Santa's Snowflakes, Orange Spritz, and Chocolate-Raspberry Thumbprints.
Provided by Martha Stewart
Categories Cookie Recipes
Yield Makes enough for our 4 varieties of cookies
Number Of Ingredients 6
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt; mix on medium speed until combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour in 2 batches, mixing just until incorporated.
- Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Place each on a piece of plastic wrap; flatten into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 1 week.
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