Friday, November 02, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday- Cookie edition

Good Morning everyone! Thank goodness it's Friday! It's been a very long week, but not necessarily a bad one (see my post from yesterday for more details on that).

Okay, it's time for my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Cookie edition recipe exchange!

The recipe I'm about to share is from my 1992 Better Homes & Gardens cookbook called Cookies, Cookies, Cookies . I made these last year for Christmas and they were a big hit! :)


Roly-Poly Santa Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 Tbsp milk
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  6. red paste food coloring (you can get this at Michael's)
  7. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  8. white frosting

Preparation

  1. Mix butter on medium to high speed on your mixer for about 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugar, beat until fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add flour and beat until well combined.
  2. Remove 1 cup of dough and set aside.
  3. Stir red paste food coloring into remaining dough until desired color is attained.
  4. Shape each Santa by making one 3/4-inch ball and four 1/4-inch balls from the white dough.
  5. From the red dough, shape one 1-inch ball and five 1/2-inch balls.
  6. On an ungreased cookie sheet flatten the 1-inch red ball for body to 1/2-inch thickness. Attach white 3/4-inch ball for head; flatten to 1/2 inch. Attach four 1/2-inch red balls for arms and legs. Shape remaining 1/2-inch balls at the ends of arms and legs for hands and feet. Use chocolate pieces for eyes and buttons.
  7. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove and cool on wire racks.
  8. With decorating bag fitted with a plain tip, use your white frosting to pipe a mustache, a band of icing on hat, cuffs at hands and feet, down the front, and at the bottom of jacket. Use a star tip to pipe beard and pom-pom on hate.
  9. Makes 12.

I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday- Cookie edition recipe! Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.


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16 Comments:
At 3:23 AM, Blogger Carey said...

I love the Santa cookies! I made these one year with my oldest. They are so cute! That cookbook is awesome too, I have it too, and use it often when looking for a different cookie to make.
Thanks for sharing.

 
At 3:57 AM, Blogger By the grace of God ... said...

Those Santa cookies are cute! I have not seen those before. I have the old Betty Crocker Cookie Cookbook from 1968 - and it is one of the best! Love that book. (ah .. love cookies!)

Excited about your news -- God can do anything!

 
At 4:19 AM, Blogger Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Those cookies are adorable!! I wish I had known about them years ago - I think my kids would have gotten such a kick out of them when they were younger. But they probably would still enjoy them today! Thanks for sharing (and hosting!).

 
At 4:37 AM, Blogger Betsy said...

So cute!

 
At 4:57 AM, Blogger UKZoe said...

mine is up. You made me go hunt for my favourite cookie recipe book, but thankfully we moved that shelf into the same room as the computer last week, so i didn't have to go far!

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger Robyn said...

What cute cookies!! I love making fun cookies that the kids will love at Christmas time. It makes the holidays so much fun! Thanks for sharing and hosting this great cookie recipe exchange!!

 
At 5:25 AM, Blogger Magi said...

I forgot to put my post together last night. I have a recipe I want to share, so I'll add it to the list tonight. I'm sorry I'll be late, but this cookie is worth waiting for!!

 
At 6:50 AM, Blogger Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

What an adorable Christmas cookie. To look at it, you'd think it was difficult but your instructions make it clear that it's not. What fun this would be to make with my granchildren!

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Mrs.T said...

Sorry to have missed a week or two of FIF while we were away... hopefully these 6 cookie recipes (some of my very best!) will make up for it.

 
At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Lori4squaremom said...

Thank you so much for doing a cookie edition of FIF! You will have to go and read my entry for today to know why i appreciate it so much :)

Praying for you in your adoption journey!

Blessings!

 
At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Momma said...

Yummy! New cookies! Thanks for hosting such a great exchange!

Momma

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Tami said...

Those look really cute. My kids would love them.

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Kim Davis said...

I remember these adorable pictures from last year - I'm so glad you included the recipe. Will definitely have to try these!!!

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is one of the cutest cookies I've ever seen!

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

This is so adorable! I wish I wouldn't have missed this edition. It may take me awhile to get around to everyones. Hugs!

 
At 12:48 PM, Blogger The Wooden Porch said...

Those are so, so cute!!

 

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