Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How To make Citrus Snowflake Cookies

Very pretty cookies for the holidays. Prep: 5 minutes, Bake: 14 minutes, Decorate: 1 hour. Recipe makes 1 1/2 dozen. Per cookie: 209 calories, 6g fat (2g sat), 37g carbs.

What you will need:

3 1/2 inch snowflake cutter
rolling pin
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbs orange zest
1 tube (16 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
6 Tbsps orange juice or water
3 Tbsps powdered egg whites
1 box (16 oz) confectioner's sugar


Preheat oven to 350ยบ. In large bowl, beat cookie dough, zest and orange juice. Stir in the flour. Dough should be soft. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour on your counter top.

Separate in the dough in half. Using your rolling pin, roll out the half to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes with your cutter. Place cut-outs on ungreased baking sheets. Do the same with the rest of the dough dusting with flour as needed.

Bake for 14 minutes than cool on wire racks.

Cover the entire cookie with the thinned icing (see below). Let dry. Put the thicker icing in a bag and snip a hole in one corner. Pipe dots and lines to decorate the cookie. Let dry.

ROYAL ICING: Beat the powdered egg whites, sugar and juice or water for 5 minutes. Divide in half and stir in 2 Tbsps of water in one half to make it thin.

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