Friday, December 19, 2008
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Cookie Edition II)

Good Morning everyone! Thank goodness it's Friday!

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

I hope you don't mind a repost of a cookie recipe that I've shared in the past. I just love these cookies and it seems appropriate for the upcoming holiday. I got this reciep 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 II 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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7:03 AM
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4 Comments:
At 7:31 AM, Blogger therextras said...

Yay! Thank you for this opportunity! I've been waiting for 3 weeks to link-in a recipe - several reasons, but one of which was to try to hit on the correct theme Friday. Sorry, you get cake today instead of what I expected to be muffins last week, but the theme was changed, I think. Anyway, I am very happy to post my first recipe here!

I LOVE the photos you have on your blog. I'm not quite finished with reading your adoption story, but will soon.

Merry Christmas!
Barbara

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Those cookies are completely adorable! Have a great weekend.

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger Carey said...

We used to make these too, havent in a few years.
Sorry its been a while, but Im hoping to be back.

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Aunt Murry said...

What a cool idea...I wonder of you could make the Reindeer this way too???

 

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