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Snowflake Cookies
by mp3mom
November 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Edible Paint Icing, recipe follows
  • Garnish: silver dragees, sugar pearls, sparkling sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond extract until combined.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until smooth. Wrap dough in heavy-duty plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with assorted snowflake cookie cutters and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Chill dough 15 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are very lightly browned. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

Paint cookies with Edible Paint Icing. Garnish with silver dragees, sugar pearls and sparkling sugar, if desired.

Edible Paint Icing:

  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Food coloring, optional

In a medium bowl, combine water and meringue powder; whisk until foamy. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add food coloring, if desired. Use immediately.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

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Replies

  • reneawesley
    November 28, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    Thanks

  • darbyakeep45
    November 28, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    Those look delicious!

  • Krysden
    by Krysden
    November 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    yummy!

  • cleanaturalady
    November 28, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Those are pretty.  Mine never turn out as pretty as the ones in the pictures. 

  • Alyson121
    November 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    And i was just saying i wanted to make some holiday cookies with my children.  Thanks!

  • mp3mom
    by mp3mom
    November 28, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    These look pretty easy to keep pretty... IKWYM, lol, me, too :)

    Quoting cleanaturalady:

    Those are pretty.  Mine never turn out as pretty as the ones in the pictures. 


  • mypbandj
    Jen
    November 29, 2012 at 12:48 AM
    Every single time I try to use cookie cutters, the dang cookie dough spreads during cooking and ruins my designs!!
  • LindaClement
    November 29, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    That's very similar to the ones I make. No almond extract in this house, though --gag. I hate marzipan and anything that tastes like it.

    I also don't use meringue powder: just icing sugar, water and food colouring works great (far less water than that in far more sugar!)

    We paint on a layer of white as a base coat, then paint using crayola nylon brushes for the colours.

    We make about 20 dozen every Christmas. We give a lot of them away.

  • LindaClement
    November 29, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    You need a recipe with less butter.

    Quoting mypbandj:

    Every single time I try to use cookie cutters, the dang cookie dough spreads during cooking and ruins my designs!!


  • GirlWithANikon
    November 29, 2012 at 2:23 AM
    So pretty

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