Monday, October 20, 2008

Winter Mitten Cookies

Winter Mitten Cookies
These cookies are made with canned frosting and refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Makes 8 cookies. Prep time:30 minutes, Bake time: 10 min per batch.

What you need:

1 (16 oz) container ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
1/2 (18 oz) pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough
white edible glitter
blue food coloring gel
parchment paper
1 qt zip-top plastic bag
powdered sugar for garnish

Roll sugar cookie dough to an 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 3 x 5 inch mitten cookie cutter. Place dough on parchment paper-line baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Bake cookies until edges are lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
Tint half of the frosting with the blue gel to desired color. Spread evenly on cookies.
Spoon the remaining frosting into a 1 qt zip-top plastic bag. DO NOT SEAL. Snip a tiny hole in one corner of the bag and pipe designs on to cookies. Sprinkle with edible glitter.
Garnish with powdered sugar if desired.

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