Glazed Sugar Cookies

Merry Christmas!

For our first Christmas recipe we have a sugar cookie from the cookbook Christmas Cookies.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 16-oz Package of Powdered Sugar
  • 4-6 Tablespoons of Hot Water

Royal Icing:

  • 1 16-oz Package of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Hot Water
  • Liquid Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Edible Gold Dust
  • Clear Vanilla Extract

Directions for Cookies:

  1. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla, beating until blended.
  3. Gradually add flour and salt, beating just until blended.
  4. Divide dough in half; cover and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Roll each portion of dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Cut dough into desired shapes with a 3.5 inch cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  8. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  9. Dip cookies in glaze; place on wax paper to dry.
  10. Decorate with Royal Icing.
  11. Combine 1/4 Teaspoon gold dust and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract with a small paintbrush.
  12. Working quickly, brush on gold accents, add 1 drop of clear vanilla extract at a time, as needed, to moisten gold dust.
  13. Sprinkle on more gold dust if desired.
  14. Yields about 16 cookies

Directions for Glaze:

  1. Whisk powdered sugar and hot water until smooth. Yields 1 1/3 cups.

Royal Icing:

  1. Stir together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and hot water until smooth.
  2. Add in food coloring, if desired.
  3. Pour into a decorating bag or zip-top freezer bag.
  4. Snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and decorate if desired.
  5. Yields about 3 cups.

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Thoughts After Baking:

So first of all, I didn’t decorate these, I had 3-5 year olds do it so they don’t look as nice as they would have, if I had done it. They were delicious, and the kids loved them.

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For more Christmas Cookies, go to Braided Candy Canes

For more Sugar Cookies, go to Sugar Puffs

For more cookie recipes, go to Eggless Cookie Dough

For more desserts, go to The “Best” Brownies

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

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Don’t worry guys. I have it covered!

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Here is a cute and delicious treat to make your day great!

Thoughts Before Cooking:

So I was looking for a recipe to do with my nieces and found this from Food.comThe idea of pumpkin Krispie Treats seemed delicious, adorable, and easy for kids to do.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter + Extra Butter
  • 4 Cups of Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups of Rice Krispies
  • Orange Food Coloring
  • Sour Punch Straws, cut into pieces

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan melt the butter.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add food coloring, making it as orange as you like.
  4. Add the Rice Krispies to the melted marshmallows. Stir until well coated.
  5. Take butter and rub it on your hands until they are coated. Grab the rice krispies and marshmallows, making a ball.
  6. Place the ball on a wax paper covered plate or pan.
  7. Place a sour punch straw piece in the center to be the pumpkin stem.
  8. Enjoy!

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Thoughts After Cooking:

These were easy to make, delicious and cute. I only wish I had taken a shot before they were all gobbled up.

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For more pumpkin themed recipes, go to Pumpkin French Toast

For more desserts, go to Dinomite’s Fluffy Bites

For more recipes, go to Regency Ginger Cookies